In co-operation with our Platinum Partners Colgate we are introducing the Pre-Meeting Workshop Series to our annual scientific meeting programme. Open to all delegates free of charge as part of their registration, the series will be linked and aligned to the annual meeting theme.
Our first session focuses on Motivational Interviewing: A communication tool to induce behavioural change.
The session will be a blend oftheory and practice chaired by Dr Christoph Ramseier. Christoph, who’s passion is motivational interviewing, has edited Health Behaviour Change in the Dental Practice, will present an overview of health behaviour change, focusing on the spirit of motivational interviewing. Targeting the clinical application of the principles, he applies lessons learned from the field of general and behavioural medicine to the dental practice. A series of clinical examples and accompanying dialogue will also be presented. The pre-meeting workshop will focus on the implementation of motivational interviewing techniques as tools for oral hygiene education, tobacco use cessation, and dietary counselling.
Christoph puts forward the argument that motivational interviewing supports the trend towards risk management in oral health care, offering practical guidance to promote health behaviour change in patients.
We encourage delegates to attend this pre-meeting workshop, embrace the concept of motivational interviewing and engage in a secure learning environment with your peers.