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Latest MDA News

Help your patients quit tobacco use!

As a dentist, you play a fundamental role in fighting tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. You are often the first care provider to see smoking – related damage in patients, making you the direct link between a tobacco user and the help he or she needs to quit.

Your MDA and the DPHHS Oral Health Program are working together to provide resources to help you and your dental team enable your patients to quit tobacco. Click the links  below for the DPHHS dental provider toolkit and the QuitLine Referral document. Our goal is to enlist your support to increase referrals to Montana's QuitLine.

Tobacco QuitLine Referral Form

Dental Provider Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Please forward this message to others who will help STOP TOBACCO USE!

Federal law requires patient interpreter services

A new federal rule, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, protects individuals from discrimination in health care on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex, including discrimination based on pregnancy, gender identity, and sex stereotyping. The rule requires providers to ensure interpreter services are available for patients who are not English proficient or who are hearing-impaired. ADA and MDA have provided resources to assist dentists in complying with Section 1557.

Resources from ADA and MDA:

ADA.org/1557

Montana language interpreters

Montana sign language interpreters

Montana’s top 15 non-English languages and notice translations

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