Applying the principles of motivational interviewing can help guide improvements in patients’ oral health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the use of motivational interviewing as a tool for affecting behavioral changes designed to improve patients’ oral and systemic health.
- Explain the strategies, stages and challenges involved in positive behavior change.
- Discuss the application and benefits of motivational interviewing techniques in the dental setting.
This course was issued in April 2022 and expires April 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.