Motivational Interviewing During Patient Care—Supporting Positive Oral Self-care Behaviors

As an oral healthcare provider, you work with patients every day to address their oral health concerns & behavior. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counseling approach to help support patients who struggle with health behavior change. The spirit of MI is collaborative, non-judgmental, and honors the autonomy of the patient. Learn how to integrate MI into your daily practice with our engaging presenter.

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December 1, 2023 12:00 am - December 30, 2026 11:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

How to complete this course.

  1. Watch the video.

How to receive CE credit
  1. Register for the course. 
  2. Complete your brief quiz and course evaluation.
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion via email.


Learn How To

  • Define motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Describe the “Spirit of MI”
  • Identify MI principles
  • Explain the MI guiding strategies and rules
  • Discuss the MI process
  • Describe brief motivational interviewing (BMI)
  • Learn the application of BMI in a dental setting 

Additional Resources

Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University: Motivational Interviewing Information

Training Methods

Electronically mediated: illustrated lectures, case studies