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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jun 25, 2021

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On this TIPisode we are joined by Stephanie Eddy, RDH BSDH to talk about motivational interviewing and tools to assist in your caries risk assessment!
Episode Highlights:
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Caries Risk Assessment
  • Time barrier, and solution
"Patient centered communication is a simple conversational technique that will help to guide a conversation according to a patients values and expectations to elicit a change in behavior."
"84.5% of patients are classified as having an increased risk of decay."
"Can you imagine the difference we could make in our at risk patients of all ages if we properly identified their risk level and utilized patient centered communication to work together?"
"Are you taking the time to identify patients in your office that are at risk for developing decay?"
"43.2% reported rarely or never using caries risk assessment."
"Elevates form has 5 simple close ended questions to use to identify an increased risk of decay, and 4 open ended questions to understand your patients goals and habits."
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