Dentist Can Take Lead Action in Responding to Vaping Spike

It can start with a simple, straightforward question: Do you vape or use e-cigarettes?

In an effort to help patients improve their oral and overall health, dentists should proactively broach the topic of vaping, according to Dr. Andrew Welles, a new dentist member of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention.

“Dentists can help smokers quit by consistently identifying patients who smoke or vape and offering them information about cessation treatment,” said Dr. Welles, a 2015 graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry.

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