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Dental/Dental Hygienist

Motivational Interviewing To Induce Positive Patient Behavior Change in Dentistry


Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the roles of ambivalence and patient engagement in health behavior change.
  2. Describe the primary differences between traditional patient education and a patient-centered approach aimed at behavior change.
  3. Identify which clinical cases show positive responses from brief motivational interviewing (MI) in oral health.
  4. Describe the fundamental guiding principles and strategies of Motivational Interviewing.