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Oral Health and Tobacco Use

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Key Facts

Did you know? Using smokeless tobacco and smoking increase risk for oral cancer, soft tissue lesions, dental caries, periodontal disease, and other oral conditions.

OHRC Publications

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Barzel R, Holt K. 2012. Child and adolescent oral health issues. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 8 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This fact sheet provides health professionals with information on issues related to child and adolescent oral health. Topics include dental caries, access to care, children and adolescents with special health care needs, dental sealants, fluorides, nutrition, injury and violence, and tobacco. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Casamassimo P, Holt K, eds. 2016. Bright Futures: Oral health—Pocket guide (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 90 pp

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This pocket guide offers health professionals an overview of preventive oral health supervision for five periods—pregnancy and postpartum, infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The pocket guide is designed to help health professionals implement specific oral health guidelines during these periods. For each period, information about family preparation, risk assessment, interview questions, screening, examination, preventive procedures, anticipatory guidance, measurable outcomes, and referrals are discussed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

     


OHRC Library

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Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health. 2014–. Smoking and oral health quit kit information. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health, multiple items

Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of Oral Health
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Telephone: (860) 509-7382
Fax: (860) 509-7853
E-mail: linda.ferraro@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3125&q=388844&dphNav_GID=1601
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help oral health professionals in Connecticut screen and counsel their clients who use tobacco products. Contents include a letter that provides information about an evidence-based approach to eliminate tobacco use (the 5 A's), resources and tools, and cessation counseling reimbursement for professionals who participate in the state Medicaid/HUSKY Health programs. Additional contents include questions and answers about the state quit line, a quit line wallet card, information about treatment methods, a quit tips note sheet, and a poster with tips from former smokers. The wallet cards and posters are available in English and Spanish.


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Delta Dental; Wisconsin Dental Association; and University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. 2013. Treating tobacco use and dependence: A toolkit for dental office teams. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, 73 pp

University of Wisconsin, Center for Tobacco Research & Intervention
1930 Monroe, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53711

Telephone: (608) 262-8673
Fax: (608) 265-3102
Website: http://www.ctri.wisc.edu
Available from the website.

This toolkit for dental office staff focuses on integrating the U.S. Public Health Service recommended clinical practice guideline for treating tobacco use and dependence into standard office procedures. Contents include resources for implementing a brief intervention to help individuals who use tobacco quit. Topics include perceived barriers to tobacco treatment; tobacco dependence treatment roles for dental hygienists, dental assistants, and receptionists; medication resource materials for clinicians; consumer-education materials; and clinician reference materials.


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Deming S. 2015. Final report for Phase I Tobacco Dependence Treatment Through Dental Providers Project for 2014–15. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health, 13 pp

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health
201 Townsend Street Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48913

Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4911_4912_6226---,00.html
Available from the website.

This report summarizes a pilot project to reduce tobacco use and improve oral health by training oral health professionals on recommended guidelines for tobacco dependence treatment. Contents include information about the participating dental clinics, reimbursements for clients receiving tobacco dependence interventions, administrative support activities, project outcomes, and next steps. Training pretest, mid, and posttest surveys results; and final report numbers and comments are included.


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Romito L, Mandiwala R. 2014. Tobacco cessation toolkit for Indiana dental practices. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Dental Association, 93 pp

Indiana Dental Association
1319 East Stop 10 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Telephone: (317) 634-2610
Secondary Telephone: (800) 562-5646
Fax: (317) 634-2612
E-mail: jhawke@indental.org
Website: http://www.indental.org/
Available from the website.

This toolkit provides information on how oral health professionals can develop a tobacco-cessation-intervention program and outlines key roles for each member of the oral health team. Contents include information about tobacco use and prevalence, risks of tobacco use, secondhand smoke, benefits of cessation, nicotine and the physiology of dependence, tobacco-cessation counseling, pharmacotherapy, insurance coverage and coding, the role of dentists and the dental team, barriers and solutions, and resources.


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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2014. The health consequences of smoking: 50 years of progress–A report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 943 pp, exec summ (22 pp)

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329-4027

Telephone: (800) 232-4636
Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348
Fax:
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Available from the website.

This report chronicles the consequences of 50 years of tobacco use in the United States. Topics include the relationship between smoking and health outcomes; smoking-attributable morbidity, mortality, and economic costs; patterns of tobacco use among children, adolescents, and adults; status of and future directions in tobacco control; and a vision for ending tobacco-caused death and disease.

     

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Selected Websites

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Dental Association

American Dental Education Association

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Oral Health America

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