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Oral health professionals: training and resources

Want to help your patients to quit, but not sure how? Learn about the training and resources specifically for oral health professionals.

Training for Oral Health Professionals

Quit has worked with oral health professionals to develop a 3-step model (Ask, Advise and Help) that helps integrate smoking cessation in the oral health setting. The short conversation to quitting success is Ask, Advise and Help, or just say AAH.

If you are not familiar with delivering brief interventions, read up on Quit Education and check for registration updates to access free online training or workshops developed specifically for oral health professionals that cover:

  • Background and evidence for dentists' involvement in smoking cessation
  • The theory about smoking cessation intervention
  • Strategies for integrating dental care and the AAH model

The package also includes resources developed to support OHPs to build smoking cessation interventions into their existing routine plus information for OHPs and their patients to access Quit services and resources.

How Quitline can help

Oral health teams can provide smoking cessation assistance within the time constraints of a busy practice by referring patients to Quitline.

Use the referral fax sheet or refer patients online to help support your patients to quit.

Resources

Quit have worked with consumers and oral health professionals to develop a range of resources to support smoking cessation. You can order resources to use with your patients.  

Other tools

Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues is a comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria.

Suggested Resources

Oral health professionals: Your role in smoking cessation

Oral health professionals have a vital role in promoting smoking cessation. A brief intervention provided by an oral health professional can trigger a quit attempt.

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