Colgate Oral Health Network

From Ho Hum to AHA! Using an Interactive Tool to Motivate your Patient

It is reported by the American Academy of Periodontology that almost half of the adults in the US have periodontal disease. As preventable as the disease is prevention is too intangible and long-term to stimulate consistent, immediate behavior change and action for patients. The truth is conversations about gum health do not happen consistently in the office and patients have difficulty remembering specific gum health messages.

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Define the incidence of periodontal disease, caries, and erosion in the US today.
  • Understand the barriers to delivering effective behavior change messaging
  • Demonstrate the Gum Health Physical, a communication tool designed to change behavior.
  • Engage the patient in their oral health using this interactive online tool.