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Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2
Release Date: 19 Sep 2019

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Motivational Interviewing in Managing Dental Caries in Children

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred behavioural management technique that is valuable in prevention in healthcare including dentistry. This useful tool increases the motivation of patients and their carers and has been incorporated in the professional guidelines for the prevention of dental disease and also behavioural management. This review explores the relevance to the whole dental team in the promotion of oral health behaviour and discusses the relevant evidence related to dentistry.

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