The Smile SMART project has a goal of getting commitments from 150 dental professionals to counsel at least TEN patients each on the risks of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, and to using best-practices cessation counseling to help their tobacco-using patients quit. Will you help us reach our goal? No further steps are needed and you will NOT be contacted further unless you so choose, all you have to do is sign a pledge to talk with ten patients about tobacco.
Please complete the brief, anonymous commitment form below if you are willing to help us so that we can track provider commitments.
Visit the other tabs on our website to learn how you can be more involved in the Smile SMART research project or to request free materials.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to promote better health through tobacco-free living!
SMART about Tobacco is a series of best-practices programs with the aim of educating healthcare providers on best-practices for tobacco cessation for their patients. SMART Moms specifically targets providers who see pregnant women in a clinical setting while Smile SMART specifically targets dental professionals who see any patients that use tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery devices, or ENDS.
Coming soon: Everybody SMART about Tobacco which can be implemented by any healthcare provider and for all patients.
SMART Moms – Smart Mothers are Resisting Tobacco is an evidence-based intervention for healthcare providers who work with pregnant smokers. Training and materials are offered through the award-winning SMART Moms program at NO COST on a limited basis. CMEs and CEUs are also available at no cost for a limited time. Explore the website to learn more about how YOU can make a difference in the lives of your patients, their unborn babies, and their families and to learn more about this best-practices, award-winning program.
Want to learn more? Visit the "About" and "Getting Started" pages to learn more and to download a free tool kit.
Smile SMART is a patient-centered smoking-cessation training program for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants. It is an adaptation of the highly-successful and award winning SMART Moms – Smart Mothers are Resisting Tobacco – program which trains providers who provide services to pregnant women in smoking cessation best practices. The goal of Smile SMART is to empower dental professionals to use the evidence-based 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange) to encourage their patients to quit smoking or decrease their tobacco use, and to reduce women’s and infants’ exposure to secondhand smoke, ultimately reducing tobacco-related preterm birth, low-birth weight, and other adverse birth outcomes. Dental providers participating in Smile SMART are encouraged to provide cessation counseling to ALL patients who use tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDS).
Want to learn more? Visit the "About" and "Getting Started" pages to learn more and to download a free tool kit. Want to participate in the Smile SMART research project? Contact us for additional details!
Contact us to learn more about the SMART about Tobacco program series: SMART Moms and Smile SMART.
COMING SOON: Everybody SMART about Tobacco
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