Are you thinking about quitting smoking? We as your dental care providers are hoping to reach out to you in our office in a positive way to encourage you to do so. We are very fortunate in the state of Maine to have great resources to assist you as you kick the habit, and we would love to inform you of these resources.
So at your next cleaning or at your next exam don’t be offended if we ask your tobacco status. If you’re ready, we’ll help you out with a referral to Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine. They are ready to assist you with counseling over the phone. They can also provide medications to help you quit, free of charge! If we by some chance do forget to ask, please don’t be shy. Do ask for your tobacco free referral.
Maine providers represent a crucial step in tobacco prevention and treatment. Dentists, Physicians, health care workers, and representatives of non-profit service organizations who interact with patients and clients are able to provide guidance, resources, and treatment options that could help them end their dependence on tobacco. Providers are agents for assessment, education, counsel, and treatment and can guide tobacco users toward support and self-management. – Taken from http://www.tobaccofreemaine.org
Norman Medina DDS, graduated from Loma Linda University Dental School in 1994. He has been practicing dentistry in Midcoast Maine since 1994. He and his wife Lanita have four children.