Dental Tobacco Control Randomized Clinical Trial

Several instruments were used for data collection in this study. Initially, the patients at each dental practice were queried about whether the dentist asked or advised about tobacco use, the patient's smoking status and willingness to participate in a telephone interview.

Each dental practice completed a baseline survey about the demographics and characteristics of its practice.

After participating in the web intervention directed at increasing tobacco control practices in dentistry, the practices were re-assessed.

At the end of the study, patients who agreed to participate were contacted about the status of their tobacco use and attempts to quit.

Dental practices completed a final survey that assessed how their dental practice changed tobacco cessation practices.