Hello, and welcome to dentalcare.com's cariology series. This session focuses on prevention. This is part 8 of a 10 part series entitled Caries Process and Prevention Strategies. This course introduces the dental professional to the concept of oral health promotion and education as a means of preventing caries. The topics discussed include understanding patient behavior, the barriers to change a patient may experience, why it's important for a dental professional to provide continuous support even when a patient is slow to change and helping a patient to set goals that promote caries reducing habits.