Are you getting smoke signals?
So when a smoker says they'd like to quit, are you ready to help? Do you know how to go about it? Now, with the help of our new concise course, Tobacco Intervention in Dental Practice: Helping Your Patients Stop Tobacco Use, you can do it!
With this course you'll learn how to help your patients determine a quit date; when to follow them up; what to do when they relapse; what to say about weight gain; where to send them for additional support and self-help materials; and how to integrate brief counseling into the office visit (per the ADA procedure code for tobacco intervention).
Nicotine replacement therapy, most important for quitting success, is explained in detail, along with the available FDA-approved product choices: nicotine gum, inhaler, patch, lozenge, nasal spray, and Buproprion SR. Prescribing suggestions, side effects, and contraindications for each are all explained in this easy-to-read course.
How to know what to order? This course comes as a booklet with the course and test all in one so you are only paying to take the test. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the booklet/test then choose our PDF email option! Would you rather receive a hard copy in the mail? Then choose the book/test option. Email courses will take their test online while those that choose the hard copy can either mail their test back in the envelop we provide for grading OR take your test right online for immediate grading.
(book and test) Traditional Hardcopy
(PDF and test by email) Online Only
Last reviewed: January 1, 2015
Expires: January 1, 2018
- Important statistics related to tobacco use and its cessation.
- Procedures for setting up dental office tobacco intervention services.
- Methods of assessing patients' tobacco use and assisting them to stop tobacco use.
- Oral and other health conditions induced by tobacco use.
- Behaviors related to tobacco use and cessation.
- Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and products available for use during tobacco withdrawal.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction
Tobacco Use Intervention in Dental Practice
Intervention Time Investment and Compensation
- Chapter 2 First Steps
The Office Staff
Achieving the Tobacco-FreeOffice Environment
- Chapter 3 The Five A's: Ask, Assess, Advise, Assist, and Arrange
Ask Your Patients About Tobacco Use
Assess Your Patients' Willingness to Quit
Advise Your Patients to Stop Tobacco Use
Assist Your Patients to Stop Using Tobacco
Arrange Patient Follow-Up Services
- Chapter 4 Follow-Through
Follow Through With Your Patients
Patients Who Stop
Patients Who Have Relapsed
Special Concerns of Patients Who Stop
Follow Through With Your Profession
Follow Through With Your Community
Follow Through With Yourself
Tobacco Use Intervention Materials for Patients
Magazines That Refuse Tobacco Advertising
Tobacco Use Intervention Materials for the Oral Health Team
Patient Tobacco Use Assessment Form
Nicotine Gum Use
Responses to Common Patient Questions and Concerns
Tobacco Use Cessation Tips
- Tables of Information
Table 1. Personal Reasons for Stopping Tobacco Use
Table 2. Common Causes of Relapse
Table 3. First-Line Nicotine Replacement/Withdrawal Therapy
Box 1. Sample Office Tobacco-Free Policy
Box 2. Sample Patient Quit Smoking Contract
Box 3. Sample Follow-Up Call
Box 4. Sample Follow-Up Letter
- Selected References