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Summary of delivering alcohol screening and alcohol brief interventions within general dental practice

Summary of delivering alcohol screening and alcohol brief interventions within general dental practice : rationale and overview of the evidence

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Authors

  • A. McAuley
  • C. A. Goodall
  • G. R. Ogden
  • S. Shepherd
  • K. Cruikshank

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Original languageEnglish
Pages420-421
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Dental Journal
Journal publication date2011
Journal number9
Volume210
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StatePublished

Abstract

Alcohol consumption and affordability in the UK has increased over the last 50 years and is associated with a range of adverse oral health outcomes, the most serious of which, oral cancer, is also increasing in incidence. Despite this, routine screening and intervention relating to alcohol consumption within general dental practice remains uncommon. This review of the literature describes the background and outlines the evidence base for undertaking alcohol screening and delivering brief interventions in general dental practice. Consideration will be given to the rationale for, and range of issues related to, introducing this into general dental practice.

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