Health Behavior Change in the Dental Practice


Christoph A. Ramseier, Dr. med. dent., MAS is Assistant Professor of Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland.
Jean E. Suvan, DipDH, MSc, CRA, FHEA is Clinical Research Coordinator of the Periodontology Unit at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK.

Book Description

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.

Key Features:

  • Applies motivational interviewing techniques directly to dentistry
  • Provides a workable strategy for health behavior change in the dental practice
  • Focuses on improving clinician-patient communication skills for the best treatment outcomes
  • Draws on examples from everyday practice
  • Provides a thorough review of supporting literature

Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813821061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813821061
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces


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