Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Describe the roles of ambivalence and patient engagement in health behavior change.
  • Describe the primary differences between traditional patient education and a patient-centered approach aimed at behavior change.
  • Identify which clinical cases show positive responses from brief motivational interviewing (MI) in oral health.
  • Describe the fundamental spirit, guiding principles and strategies of Brief MI.
  • Recall the basic strategies of brief MI skills as demonstrated in the video segments.