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Smoking significantly increases the risk of oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease.
As experts in oral health care, oral health professionals are ideally placed to identify patients who use tobacco and start the conversation about quitting.
By providing a framework, along with training and support, the Smokefree Smiles pilot project aims to support brief smoking cessation interventions and referrals to the Quitline by oral health professionals, and ultimately contribute to decreasing smoking rates in Victoria.
Smokefree Smiles is funded by the Department of Health and is a partnership between Quit Victoria (lead agency), Dental Health Services Victoria, the Department of Health and the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch Inc.
Phase 1 pilot sites:
• The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
• Peninsula Health
• Maryborough District Health Service
• Goulburn Valley Dental Group
• David Curnow Dental Surgery (Dandenong)
For more information visit www.quit.org.au/resource-centre/training/oral-health-professionals