Consensus Report: 2nd European Workshop on Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation for Oral Health Professionals

Ramseier, Christoph A. and Warnakulasuriya, Saman and Needleman, Ian G. and Gallagher, Jennifer E. and Lahtinen, Aira and Ainamo, Anja and Alajbeg, Ivan and Albert, David and Al-Hazmi, Nadia and Antohé, Magda Ecaterina and Beck-Mannagetta, Johann and Benzian, Habib and Bergström, Jan and Binnie, Viv and Bornstein, Michael and Büchler, Silvia and Carr, Alan and Carrassi, Antonio and Casals Peidró, Elias and Chapple, Ian and Compton, Sharon and Crail, Jon and Crews, Karen and Davis, Joan Mary and Dietrich, Thomas and Enmark, Birgitta and Fine, Jared and Gallagher, Jennifer and Jenner, Tony and Forna, Doriana and Fundak, Angela and Gyenes, Monika and Hovius, Marjolijn and Jacobs, Annelies and Kinnunen, Taru and Knevel, Ron and Koerber, Anne and Labella, Roberto and Lulic, Martina and Mattheos, Nikos and McEwen, Andy and Ohrn, Kerstin and Polychronopoulou, Argy and Preshaw, Philip and Radley, Nicki and Rosseel, Josine and Schoonheim-Klein, Meta and Suvan, Jean and Ulbricht, Sabina and Verstappen, Petra and Walter, Clemens and Warnakulasuriya, Saman and Wennström, Jan and Wickholm, Seppo and Zoitopoulos, Liana. (2010) Consensus Report: 2nd European Workshop on Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation for Oral Health Professionals. International dental journal, Vol. 60, H. 1. pp. 3-6.

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Tobacco use has been identified as a major risk factor for oral disorders such as cancer and periodontal disease. Tobacco use cessation (TUC) is associated with the potential for reversal of precancer, enhanced outcomes following periodontal treatment, and better periodontal status compared to patients who continue to smoke. Consequently, helping tobacco users to quit has become a part of both the responsibility of oral health professionals and the general practice of dentistry. TUC should consist of behavioural support, and if accompanied by pharmacotherapy, is more likely to be successful. It is widely accepted that appropriate compensation of TUC counselling would give oral health professionals greater incentives to provide these measures. Therefore, TUC-related compensation should be made accessible to all dental professionals and be in appropriate relation to other therapeutic interventions. International and national associations for oral health professionals are urged to act as advocates to promote population, community and individual initiatives in support of tobacco use prevention and cessation (TUPAC) counselling, including integration in undergraduate and graduate dental curricula. In order to facilitate the adoption of TUPAC strategies by oral health professionals, we propose a level of care model which includes 1) basic care: brief interventions for all patients in the dental practice to identify tobacco users, assess readiness to quit, and request permission to re-address at a subsequent visit, 2) intermediate care: interventions consisting of (brief) motivational interviewing sessions to build on readiness to quit, enlist resources to support change, and to include cessation medications, and 3) advanced care: intensive interventions to develop a detailed quit plan including the use of suitable pharmacotherapy. To ensure that the delivery of effective TUC becomes part of standard care, continuing education courses and updates should be implement and offered to all oral health professionals on a regular basis.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Zahnmedizin > Klinik Zahnerhaltung > Zahnerhaltung (Weiger)
UniBasel Contributors:Walter, Clemens
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:FDI World Dental Press
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