Tobacco Cessation Intervention 2013

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course





Date & Time

Friday, October 18, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location Columbia University Medical Center

Hammer Health Sciences Center

Lower Level 2 - Room LL202

701 West 168th Street (168th St. & Fort Washington Ave.)

New York, NY 10032

Continuing Education Credits 3

Registration Fee $145


David A. Koslovsky, DDS

Assistant Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Medicine


Lynn Tepper, MS, MA, EdD

Clinical Professor, Behavioral Science Program,

College of Dental Medicine

Course Description

The use of tobacco products has been shown to be a major factor in the cause of numerous illnesses involving multiple organ systems. Tobacco use has been identified as a major risk factor for both oral cancer and periodontitis. This course will review interventional strategies and teach you the skills necessary for helping your patients become tobacco free. The physiological effects of tobacco and tobacco products will be reviewed. Different treatment modalities and new reconstruction techniques will be explained.

This course will satisfy the CE requirement mandated by the New York State Board of Dentistry.

Course Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  • learn the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for helping your patients become tobacco free
  • employ interventional strategies, including the use of medication, nicotine replacement modalities and behavioral therapies
  • understand the importance of performing a thorough head and neck examination
  • learn the indications for different diagnostic tests including incisional biopsy, brush biopsy, and fine needle biopsy

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Lynn Tepper is Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and School of Public Health, and Chairman of the Behavioral Science Department at CDM. She has published extensively in the areas of minority health issues, tobacco cessation, family relationships in later life, and long term care. Dr. Tepper has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, the National Cancer Institute, the Arthur Ashe Foundation, the Samuels Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education, supporting projects which focus on health promotion and disease prevention in later life, tobacco cessation intervention, dental fear and anxiety, and service learning in the health professions. She is author of three textbooks: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging (2006), Respite Care: Programs, Problems and Solutions (1994)and Long Term Care: Management Scope and Practical Issues (1994), as well as 30+ articles and chapters in professional journals and textbooks concerning health promotion and disease prevention in later life.  Dr. Tepper is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and was a Delegate from New York to the White House Conference on Aging.

Dr. David Koslovsky is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He completed an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He returns to Columbia University as Staff Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery. Dr. Koslovsky is directly involved with post-doctoral, resident training as well as pre-doctoral, student education. Some of the courses he teaches include Advanced Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Pain & Anxiety Control, Local Anesthesia, Physical Diagnosis, Principles of Anesthesia and Techniques of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Koslovsky recently co-authored a chapter in a General Surgery Board Review textbook entitled, "Head & Neck Cancer and Salivary Gland Disease." He lectures monthly in the tri-state area on topics including bone grafting, practice management, tobacco cessation and techniques of surgery. Dr. Koslovsky's full scope practice includes maxillofacial trauma, pathology and reconstruction, with a particular interest in bone grafting, dental implant and corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Koslovsky sees patients both at the Columbia University Medical Center as well as the Columbia Doctors Eastside Faculty Practice in midtown Manhattan.

REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit. Refunds are granted only if notification is received at least 72 hours prior to the course. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.