Health Behavior Change in the Dental Practice presents an overview of health behavior change, focusing on the spirit of motivational interviewing. Targeting the clinical application of the principles, the book applies lessons learned from the field of general and behavioral medicine to the dental practice. By presenting a series of clinical examples and accompanying dialogue, the book guides the reader in using motivational interviewing techniques as tools for oral hygiene education, tobacco use cessation, and dietary counseling. Health Behavior Change in the Dental Practice supports the trend towards risk management in oral health care, offering practical guidance to promote health behavior change in patients.Brief interventions could be effective in helping patients along their continuum to change while taking up 5a15 minutes of a dental ... if the patient recognizes the importance of a change but doesna#39;t feel able to make the change, the clinician focuses on helping the ... As soon as the focus is set on the patienta#39; s motives, or on what the patient wants in life, rather than on what the clinician thinks the patient ought to do, the sooner the patient will engage in change (Miller and Rollnick 2002).
|Title||:||Health Behavior Change in the Dental Practice|
|Author||:||Christoph Ramseier, Jean E. Suvan|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2011-06-09|