Spit tobacco intervention in dental practice: recommendations for clinicians

Tex Dent J. 1998 Jun;115(6):59-63.


To address ST use effectively, awareness needs to be raised regarding its harmful affects and addictive nature. Clinicians can and should take a leadership role in the control of ST by addressing ST use with patients. The recommendations provide clinicians with practical tools and strategies for intervention with ST users and potential users. Although many of these strategies require training and time, it should be emphasized that even minimal intervention can be effective in combating ST use.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Counseling
  • Dental Care / methods
  • Dental Care / psychology
  • Dentist-Patient Relations*
  • Health Education, Dental*
  • Humans
  • Plants, Toxic*
  • Tobacco, Smokeless*