Learning Objectives

  • Describe the roles of ambivalence and patient engagement in patient oral health behavior.
  • Describe the primary differences between traditional patient education and a patient-centered approach aimed at behavior change.
  • Identify which clinical cases have shown 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.