Learning Objectives

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.