Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry: Caries Risk Conversation

“Effective Communication for Oral Health Professionals” is a video series that highlights skills and techniques used to effectively engage with patients and to encourage them to become designers of their own oral health care to help them make oral health behavior changes. Effective Communication, based in the principles of Motivational Interviewing, promotes trust and collaboration between care team and caregiver/patient and is a foundational skill of person-centered care.

In this video, we focus on a caries risk assessment re-imagined as a conversation, creating an atmosphere that warm, engaging, and inviting, and less like an exercise in checking boxes.

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