Role of General Dental Practitioners in Smoking Cessation Programme

*, K.Meena Anand and Goyal, Ruchika and *, Gowtham Suresh and Bhat, G.Subraya (2011) Role of General Dental Practitioners in Smoking Cessation Programme. International Journal of Clinical Dental Science, 2 (3). pp. 44-49.

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Tobacco use is a dental as well as a medical problem. Its use is the root cause of many oral health problems including periodontal disease and tooth loss. In the past few years, there has been an increasing awareness of the role of tobacco use in the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease. Like other health professions, dentistry has taken a stand against cigarette smoking. Dentists can use a variety of smoking cessation techniques to prevent the oral health problems associated with tobacco use. To carry out a minimal programme of antismoking measures, dentists in general practice can serve as a non-smoking role model for their patients, provide information about the health hazards of smoking, give advice and guidance, refer patients to cessation programmes, recommend cessation measures and monitor patients’ effort to quit smoking. Dental practice in 21st century has to increasingly move from a restorative orientation to one of a broader promotion of health and wellbeing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental practitioner, Smoking, Cessation Programme, Intervention
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:04
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 10:04

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