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Module 3: Oral Health Communication and Education

Module Materials

Communication and Education

This module will teach communication and education, the fourth oral health core clinical competency domain. As part of this module, you will be introduced to techniques, such as motivational interviewing and self-management goal-setting, for engaging patients and families in oral health promotion. At the end of the module, you will complete a brief practice activity and a post-module quiz and can explore additional evidence and oral health resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Define motivational interviewing and self-management goal setting.
  • Describe the benefits of self-management goal setting.
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques during patient visits.
  • Develop a plan to begin self-management goal setting with patients.

1 CME credit available

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

Module 3: Oral Health Communication and Education