Welcome to this self-paced course on understanding, assessing, and managing dental caries while demonstrating cultural humility. As a key component of preventive care, evaluating a patient's caries risk is pivotal for their overall health and well-being. But how can one determine the most effective assessment method? Once risks are identified, how can they be communicated to patients using a culturally humble approach?
- Explain CAMBRA (caries management by risk assessment) and how providers can use it to assess a patient's risk for developing caries.
- Discuss how coaching can help providers address risk factors they identify during caries conversations with patients.
- Demonstrate how cultural humility and motivational interviewing can change patients’ oral hygiene habits in practice and community settings.