About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of general practice dentists who reported that they or their dental team usually or always ask patients if they use tobacco
Number of general practice dentists
From the 2010 American Dental Association’s Survey of Dental Practice:
Please use the following rating scale to answer the following question: During the past week, how often did you or your dental team personally ask patients if they use tobacco?
1 = Always
2 = Usually
3 = Sometimes
4 = Rarely
5 = Never
Asking patients if they use tobacco is defined as dentists or their dental teams who responded with a “1” (always) or “2” (usually).
Dental teams include dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.