Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
- Explain the three levels of prevention: primary, secondary, and tertiary.
- Discuss why changing behavior can be difficult.
- Identify the multiple and complex barriers to change.
- Be familiar with the five stages of change.
- Apply skills that enhance dentist-patient communication.
- Understand the importance of setting specific goals with the patient to effectively promote caries-reducing behavior.