Program Training and Best Practices Tobacco Cessation Counseling Training

Training to implement the SMART Moms or Smile SMART programs are available online at no cost and, for a negotiated fee, through live training sessions. Training is available for clinicians who would like to increase their knowledge of best-practices for tobacco cessation counseling even without implementing the Smart Moms or Smile SMART programs.  Details are provided below for those who would like to participate in training to implement either of these programs, or for professional and personal knowledge.   Please contact project staff to discuss live training opportunities for your clinic, organization, or practice.

SMART Moms Training and Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation Counseling for Pregnant Women

Middle Tennessee State University is partnering with Marshall  University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, to offer a clinical  training web-based program for counseling pregnant smokers using the 5  A’s approach. Training materials for those implementing the S.M.A.R.T.  Moms curriculum for those who wish to do this is also available and is  the first part of the training process. Credits are available for those  who complete both the S.M.A.R.T. Moms curriculum review AND the clinical  training on the Marshall University site. 

Nurses who would like to receive CEUs or others who would like a certificate of completion, access the SMART Moms PowerPoint first, where you will be directed through the rest of the process.  The PowerPoint is available through the download link below and is the first step for the complete training.  The PowerPoint will direct you at the appropriate time to the clinical portion of the training located on the Marshall University website.  The clinical training is the second and final step in completing the full training. 

                                                                           Training consists of: 

A.  A PowerPoint program for implementing SMART Moms and review of the implementation tool kit,  AND

 B.  Clinical training for implementing SMART Moms OR for professional and personal knowledge.

Continuing education units are offered  through November 19, 2017 for physicians (2 CMEs) and through November 30, 2018 for nurses (2.4 CEUs).  Registered dietitians, certified health education specialists (CHES),  and other health professionals may participate in the online training  and receive a certificate of completion which may be submitted to an  accrediting organization for consideration of CEU credits. 

Thank you to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University and Lynne Goebel, MD, FACP and Brenda Mitchell, MD, FACOG for partnering with us to provide continuing education for this initiative. Should you wish to access the Marshall University site just for the clinical training, Click here to link directly.

Smile SMART Training and Tobacco Cessation Counseling for Dental Professionals

 We are partnering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Tennessee Department of Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program to bring this exciting new training opportunity to dental providers.  Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and dental clinic office staff are all encouraged to learn more how to talk with their patients about tobacco cessation and creating a smoke-free environment for their families and loved ones.

To complete the training, please follow this sequence:

  • Complete the pre-assessment.
  • Review the PowerPoint training materials and toolkit for implementation available as downloads below.
  • Complete the post-assessment and receive your training certificate of completion.
  • Review optional and additional resources.  

For additional content and resources, download the  files below for  a more in-depth presentation on oral health and tobacco, oral health and pregnancy, and tobacco and pregnancy.  For additional training and resources on pregnancy and tobacco, follow instructions above for SMART Moms.

Want to see a demonstration of the 5 A's of tobacco cessation counseling in practice?  

View this 2-minute training video that demonstrates the evidenced-based 5 A's method of counseling tobacco users for dental patients.   This video was developed specifically for the Smile SMART project by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and  Lynne Goebel, MD, FACP.  

Want to participate in the SMART About Tobacco: Smile SMART Research Project?

Contact us to learn how you can participate in the Smile SMART research project where participating providers are trained in best-practices tobacco cessation counseling and document progress with patients to assess effectiveness of this intervention in a dental setting.


Please contact us if there any questions specific to training or to negotiate live training sessions for your organization.