Course Catalog - Virtual Continuing Medical Education

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Course: Dental Professional Courses

Module: Coaching for Ultimate Patient Success: Using Motivational Interviewing Strategies for Impactful Patient Communication

Module Description: Patient adherence dramatically impacts the prevention of dental diseases, as well as the long-term success of therapeutic, restorative and cosmetic procedures. How do you motivate your patients to prevent disease or improve their oral health? Research shows that true motivation comes from within. This course will detail strategies for communicating effectively with patients by embracing key concepts of the brief Motivational Interviewing (MI) philosophy. MI has been shown to be effective in counseling and is now being utilized successfully in healthcare and dentistry. Dental professionals taking this webinar will observe, through simulated case scenarios, how to adopt brief MI skills for coaching patients to long term oral health.

Course Author: Stacy McCauley RDH, MS

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
1. Describe strategies and the rationale for utilizing open and closed ended questions when communicating with patients.
2. Identify statements of ambivalence when listening to a patient.
3. Influence patient behavior through probing questions and reflective listening (Motivational Interviewing).
4. Demonstrate ideal proxemics for optimum patient – clinician communication.

Philips Oral Healthcare
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement
1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022. Provider ID# 217878

About the author: Professional Educator Philips Sonicare

Stacy McCauley
115 Baccalaureate Blvd.
Durham, NC 27713

Speaker Introduction:

Stacy is a graduate of Kellogg Community College with 17 years of clinical practice experience. After completing her Bachelor of Science Degree at Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan she relocated to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to obtain her Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Education. She is a former clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, has published research in various dental hygiene journals, and has conducted clinical research. She currently serves on the editorial review board for Modern Hygienist magazine and the Journal of Dental Hygiene, and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association. Stacy is the Manager of Professional Education in the Carolinas and is the Manager of e-Learning for Philips Sonicare.

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: Philips Oral Healthcare
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00