Promoting tobacco cessation through managed care dental providers

Cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco (SLT) put users at a greater risk for tobacco-related diseases. Dental health care workers represent an untapped resource for providing brief counseling to tobacco-using patients. The purpose of this project is to implement and test a modified version of the Oregon Research Institute's effective, dental office-based SLT cessation program (a program originally administered to dental patients in HMO and private practice dental settings) among members of public health dental clinics serving low-income dental patients enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan. An evaluation will assess program implementation and determine how the intervention functioned in a public health environment.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $315,240.00

Awarded on: 5/23/2000

Time frame: 6/1/2000 - 10/31/2003

Grant Number: 38987


Oregon Research Institute

1715 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, 97403-1983


Judith S. Gordon
Project Director