Oral Health Communication and Education

Module Materials

Communication and Education: The 4th Oral Health Core Clinical Competency

This module will teach communication and patient education, the fourth oral health core clinical competency domain. As part of this module, learners will be introduced to techniques for engaging patients and families in oral health promotion such as motivational interviewing and self-management support goal-setting. At the end of the module, learners 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 the delivery of self-management goals.

CME credit available.

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

Oral Health Communication and Education