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How-to-do-it quit-smoking strategies for the dental office team: an eight-step program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2404036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dental personnel have an ethical responsibility to inform their patients about the hazards of tobacco use. Because oral health team members generally see their patients on a frequent and recurring basis, these treatment providers have unparalleled opportunities to educate and help those who smoke to adopt a smokefree lifestyle. Dental practitioners can readily incorporate smoking cessation efforts into their routine dental practices by using an eight-phase smoking intervention program. The overall focus of this program is to: "Ask" patients about smoking or smokeless tobacco usage; "Advise" tobacco-using patients to quit; "Assist" interested patients in quitting; and "Arrange" for supportive follow-up. By providing these services, dental professionals can do their part to help create a smokefree America by the year 2000.
Authors:
A G Christen; J A Klein; J A Christen; J L McDonald; C J Guba
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  Suppl     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-21     Completed Date:  1990-02-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20S-27S     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Dentist-Patient Relations*
Humans
Mouth Diseases / prevention & control
Smoking / psychology,  therapy*

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