Language: English

Motivational Interviewing and Patient Engagement

Speaker(s): Rebecca Lang, EdD, RDH, MCHES

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Why don’t patients follow our home care instructions?

It is often frustrating for the dental professional to spend time on patient education to find out that the patient did not follow through with instructions. How the dental professional talks with the patient about their health influences their intrinsic motivation for change.

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based approach that seeks to engage and activate patients in their own health. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual’s motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own arguments for change.

The overall goal of this course is to provide information on motivational interviewing and behavior change.

Participants will learn:

  • Key principles of motivational interviewing.
  • How to provide information and advice effectively.
  • How to build intrinsic motivation for change.

Target audience: Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists


Language: English

Release date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Expiration date: Sunday, May 17, 2020

You are required to complete a short evaluation form and pass a C.E. Quiz in order to receive the ADA CERP or AGD PACE credit.
AGD PACE subject code(s):
557

“Motivational Interviewing and Patient Engagement” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.