Journal article

Motivational interviewing in managing dental caries in children

N Bhujel, S Rajan

Dental Update | Published : 2019


Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred behavioural management technique that is valuable in prevention in healthcare including dentistry. This useful tool increases the motivation of patients and their carers and has been incorporated in the professional guidelines for the prevention of dental disease and also behavioural management. This review explores the relevance to the whole dental team in the promotion of oral health behaviour and discusses the relevant evidence related to dentistry. CPD/Clinical Relevance: All dental professionals who deliver prevention should understand the clinical relevance of using MI so that dental disease can be minimized with positive behaviour ch..

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