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Dentists Play Key Role in Helping Patients Quit

November 18, 2021
by ADA

About half of dentists offer smoking cessation counseling or treatment to their patients, according to an ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel report published in the October issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

The report, which includes the responses of 283 ACE Panel member dentists, found 41% of respondents offer counseling only, 8% offer both counseling and treatment, 1% offer treatment only and 49% offer neither. Of the 49% who said they offer neither, a quarter indicated they were current or past smokers, vapers or smokeless tobacco product users.

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