Tobacco Cessation

Application Form NDA Tobacco Cessation Workshop


Any FDI Regular or Associate Member National Dental Association (NDA) is eligible to apply.

In 2024, a maximum of seven NDA workshops can be supported. The selection will be made by the FDI Public Health Committee based on the information provided in the application form and considering country priorities in terms of tobacco use prevalence and risk factors for oral health.

NDAs that have participated in the FDI pilot Tobacco Cessation Workshop in December 2021 or in one of the workshops conducted by the FDI Tobacco Cessation experts are in a favorable position when applying for the workshop implementation grant.


The workshops

The FDI Tobacco Cessation project was launched in 2020 to provide dentists and dental teams with smoking cessation and control resources that can be implemented in the dental setting. FDI has produced a Tobacco Cessation Guide (available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese) and video animations for Oral Health Professionals which present how to deliver a three-to-five-minute intervention in the dental setting to help a tobacco user make a quit attempt.  

To support this initiative, member NDAs can apply for a grant of CHF 1 000 to implement a Tobacco Cessation Workshop in their country. The aim of the workshops is to educate and train a selected number of oral health professionals to apply the guidance and deliver tobacco cessation advice to patients in their practices.

FDI has developed a Tobacco Cessation Workshop package that can be used and, if needed, adapted by NDAs to facilitate the workshops.


Workshop participants should meet the following requirements:

  • Recognize that smoking cessation is part of the practice of dentistry.
  • Be interested in helping tobacco users to quit their smoking habit.
  • Be able to communicate fluently in English.

Completed application forms must be returned to