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Periodontists believe they should facilitate smoking cessation


Do you consider it your responsibility to help your patients quit smoking? If you answered yes, then you are in good company. A recent study that surveyed 231 periodontists found 92 percent believe that tobacco-cessation interventions are a responsibility of the dental profession. Tobacco use and dependence is an oral health problem and has a great impact on the development and progression of periodontal disease, said study author Dr. Laura Romito, an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, in an interview with (May require free registration to view article.) more

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