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Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

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We all have patients who resist change. But maybe it's because they don't like to be told what to do. Motivational interviewing is a highly effective technique in which patients discover how to change, and we as hygienists act as guides.

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Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

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A study led by Queen Mary’s Professor of Dental Public Health, Professor Cynthia Pine, has identified a low-cost and low-intensity intervention technique that could prevent tooth decay for thousands of children across the UK.

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Motivational Interviewing and How to Get to Yes

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Motivational interviewing in improving oral health: A systematic review

Reviewed randomized controlled trials showed varied success of MI in improving oral health. The potential of MI in dental health care, especially on improving periodontal health, remains controversial. Additional studies with methodologic rigor are needed for a better understanding of the roles of MI in dental practice.

Motivational interviewing may be effective in dental setting

There is a need to develop an effective model for chairside oral health promotion that incorporates this evidence and allows oral health professionals to focus more on the underlying social determinants of oral disease during the clinical encounter. There is potential to further develop the motivational interviewing approach within the oral health field.

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