[Tobacco use prevention and cessation in the dental practice]

Ramseier, Christoph A; Bornstein, Michael M; Saxer, Ulrich P; Klingler, Karl; Walter, Clemens (2007). [Tobacco use prevention and cessation in the dental practice]. Schweizerische Monatsschrift für Zahnmedizin, 117(3), pp. 253-78. Bern: Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft

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This is the fourth part of a series of publications from the Swiss task force named "Smoking--intervention in the private dental office" on the topic "tobacco use and dental medicine". It presents the implementation of tobacco use prevention and cessation in the dental practice. Next to the optimal performance of plaque control, tobacco use cessation has become the most important measure for the treatment of periodontal diseases. In contrast to general medicine practice, the dental practice team is seeing its patients regularly and is therefore capable of helping their patients quit tobacco use. Tobacco dependence consists of both a physical and a psychological dependence. Therefore, the combination of pharmacotherapy with behavior change counseling is recommended. The use of brief Motivational Interviewing (BMI) for tobacco use short interventions in the dental practice appears to be suitable. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the treatment of choice for the dental practice team because both Varenicline and Bupropion SR have to be prescribed by physicians.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

UniBE Contributor:

Ramseier, Christoph Andreas, Bornstein, Michael




Schweizerische Zahnärzte-Gesellschaft




Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:51

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:15

PubMed ID:



https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21598 (FactScience: 8270)

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