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Vaping - A Viable Alternative or Danger in the Air?

Saturday, April 15

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX

About the Course

The popularity of vaping among all ages is on the rise, often with unregulated products. The market is catering to the younger generation and creating users at an epidemic rate by marketing appealing and concealing devices and flavors. Few studies have been done and long-term effects are widely unknown. Education and screening patients is a key element in any dental practice. Attendees will learn the dangers and impacts of oral and systemic health conditions, leaving with the knowledge to discuss vaping with patients.

This session will enable participants to:
- Review the effects on the body of vaping
- Review common ingredients in vaping devices
- Introduce conditions and risk that can be associated with vaping devices
- Discuss most recent studies related to vaping dangers
- Discuss recommendation options that may be utilized to discuss dangers with patients and alternatives


Jamie Collins, R.D.H.-E.A., B.S.

Jamie Collins is a hygienist licensed in Idaho and Washington and dedicated to advancing the dental profession. Her more than twenty years in the dental field has led to her involvement in many aspects of patient care. With a passion for patient care, especially those with higher risk factors, Collins enjoys sharing the tips and tricks of the dental profession. Through speaking and writing for various publications, with more than 80 articles published, she educates dental professionals worldwide. She was awarded the ADHA Trailblazer Award in 2021 and 2022 and was the first recipient of the ADHA Standout Seven Corporate Hygienist award in 2022. Collins has also contributed to multiple textbooks, curriculum development and contributes as a key opinion leader for various companies. Her experience led to her being named the Professional Education Manager at MouthWatch. Collins can be contacted at or by visiting

Conflict of Interest: Employee of MouthWatch

Jamie Collins, R.D.H.-E.A., B.S.
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