HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Telephone 'quitlines' may help dental patients stop smoking

CHICAGO, May 25, 2007 -- Dentists may be able to help their patients stop smoking by referring them to tobacco-use telephone "quitlines," according to a pilot study published in the May issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Dentists who intervene with patients to help them stop using tobacco can play a significant role in decreasing tobacco-related illness and death. However, providing support for such patients requires time and resources that oral health care professionals may not always have. So, researchers at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn., identified the need to conduct a pilot study to evaluate whether the speedier measure of referring patients to tobacco-use quitlines was also effective in helping patients stop smoking.

The authors randomly assigned eight general dental practices in Minnesota to provide either brief counseling regarding smoking cessation or brief counseling along with referrals to a tobacco-use quitline for patients who reported that they were currently smoking cigarettes.

Of 82 patients, 60 were referred to the tobacco-use quitline and 22 received only brief counseling. At six months, 25 percent of the patients in the quitline group and 27.3 percent of the patients in the brief-counseling group had abstained from tobacco use. Abstinence rates among patients in the quitline group rose if those patients completed more telephone consultations.

The authors cite research indicating that although more than 60 percent of dentists believe their patients do not expect tobacco-use cessation services from them, about 59 percent of patients believe that dentists should provide such services.

"By facilitating engagement in a tobacco-use quitline," the authors write, "dental practitioners can close the gap between patients expectations and the current standard of practice."


'"/>

Contact: Fred Peterson
petersonf@ada.org
312-440-2855
American Dental Association
25-May-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Telephone counseling improves lung transplant quality of life
2. Telephone counseling and care may help smokers quit
3. Telephone-based care improves quality of life for those with anxiety disorders
4. New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds
5. Scientists re-grow dental enamel from cultured cells
6. Transcendental meditation reduces congestive heart failure, new study shows
7. Swishing once a day with mouthrinse poses no harm to dental work
8. Fibers used in bullet-proof vests quadruple toughness of dental composites
9. Hearing loss and high-speed dental tools
10. Transcendental Meditation reduces the brains reaction to pain
11. Oral bisphosphonate risk slight, but dental patients should be aware, ADA says

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Telephone quitlines may help dental patients stop smoking

(Date:8/29/2014)... new report released yesterday by the Mental Health ... mental health training and education that police personnel ... prominent issue for Canada,s police community, and today,s ... law enforcement and people with mental illnesses," says ... with an interest in the area of police ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Today, Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman ... (CADCA) , the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, ... intent to nominate Michael Botticelli as the Director of ... Obama’s decision to nominate Michael Botticelli as our nation’s ... hold this important position at this time in our ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Thirteen Novant Health ... Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina list by ... and provides scholarships to nursing students at all levels ... Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center are: Rea Buie, ... King, Lissa Ready, Amber Segerlin, Carmen Smith, Melissa Stafford ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Edvance360, a leading provider ... for online teaching, as well as 2011 winner and ... Learning Management System, announced that Brooke Education Services, Northwest ... Group, Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada (IAB Canada), StarSVCS, ... “We are delighted to welcome each new client to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Selling cigarettes in plain packages ... and doesn,t harm sales in small stores, according to ... by the tobacco industry when it tried to prevent ... to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products in 2012. ... and the U.K. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,000 adult ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Report advocates improved police training 2Health News:CADCA Statement on Nomination of Michael Botticelli as U.S. Drug Czar 2Health News:Great 100 Honors 13 Novant Health Nurses 2Health News:Edvance360 Continues to Experience Growth in Corporate, K-12, Health, and Non-Profit Sectors 2Health News:Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... participate in the inaugural Tweetchat taking place in ... Worldwide , organised by UBM Live , ... #CPhIChat is a first of its kind global ... across the supply chain, aimed to stimulate conversations ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: Needle-Free ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02332847/Needle-Free-Delivery-Technology-and-Market-Forecast-2014-2024.html ... technological and commercial prospects What does the ... Visiongain,s brand new report shows you the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CountryFocus: Healthcare, Regulatory and Reimbursement ... (Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/140879 ) ... Reimbursement Landscape Poland " an essential source of ... healthcare market and provides insights into the demographic, ... the report provides valuable insights into the trends ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 3Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 2Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 3Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 4Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 5Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 6Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 7Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 8Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 9Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 10Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 11Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 12Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 13Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 14Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 15Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 16Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 17Needle-Free Delivery: Technology and Market Forecast 2014-2024 18Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 2Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 3Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 4Poland & Turkey Pharmaceutical Market worth $15 billion & $21.5 billion Respectively by 2020 5
Cached News: