Author(s): Campbell HS, Simpson EH, Petty TL, Jennett PA, Campbell HS, Simpson EH, Petty TL, Jennett PA, Campbell HS, Simpson EH, Petty TL, Jennett PA, Campbell HS, Simpson EH, Petty TL, Jennett PA
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Abstract There is strong scientific evidence from clinical and epidemiological studies that tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, is linked to periodontal disease as well as other serious but less common oral health diseases. Given the strength of this evidence, dentists must include tobacco cessation services (TCS) as part of their routine care. This paper describes barriers to the adoption of TCS as identified by Alberta dentists participating in a randomized intervention trial and discusses strategies for overcoming these barriers. As well, suggestions are made to professional associations and educational institutes on ways to increase the incorporation of tobacco cessation into professional practice standards.
This article was published in J Can Dent Assoc
and referenced in Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems