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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July 1, 2020 12:00 am - December 30, 2023 11:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Instructions - 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