Tobacco cessation within the dental curriculum in the United States and internationally.

@article{Giacona2004TobaccoCW,
  title={Tobacco cessation within the dental curriculum in the United States and internationally.},
  author={Mary Beth Giacona},
  journal={The New York state dental journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={40-3}
}
Tobacco use is a worldwide public health issue with enormous costs in morbidity and mortality. Dentists are in a unique position as health care providers to offer tobacco cessation counseling to their patients. In order to do so, clinicians must be properly trained in tobacco cessation skills. The onus falls upon professional schools to include information about tobacco use, its clinical effects, and ways to help patients quit into the dental curriculum. In the past 15 years, there has been an… CONTINUE READING