QuitAdvisorDDS: A Point-of-Care Tobacco Cessation Tool for Dental Settings

Précis:

Using a single-arm trial design, this study examined the feasibility and acceptability of evaluating "QuitAdvisorDDS", a clinical decision support software application designed to facilitate implementation of evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions into the dental setting. The study examined the impact of the QuitAdvisorDDS tool on patient outcomes related to tobacco use and cessation attempts as well as provider knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding tobacco treatment. Practitioner (dentists and hygienists) completed surveys at baseline and follow-up, while patients completed surveys at baseline and 1-month follow-up. An embedded substudy also evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of collecting biospecimens (saliva) to serve as biochemical verification of smoking status.