Patient-Centered communication is key to improving oral health outcomes. This style
of including the patient in their own oral health and treatment plan can result in improved care,
and long lasting changes in habits that will improve oral health. In the video series below, Dr.
Matt Allen who is the only US dentist member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT),
will introduce us to patient-centered communication. He will discuss the process as well as
several examples of how to speak with patients that involve them in their own oral health.
An overview of patient-centered communication
First steps and tips for patient communication
Communicating moderate caries risk with patient-centered communication.
Communicating high caries risk with patient-centered communication.
Communicating preventive and restorative costs for high caries risk with
Communicating dry mouth and extreme risk with patient-centered communication.
Patient-centered communication with a parent for pediatric caries risk.
Patient-centered communication for caries risk in orthodontic patients.
Patient-centered communication with a change in caries risk status.
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