Caries Risk Conversation

Published 08/10/2021

In this video, the provider engages in a caries risk assessment that is more like a conversation, creating an atmosphere that is warm, engaging, and inviting — and less like an exercise in checking boxes.


This video is part of the “Using Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry” series, which highlights skills and techniques used to effectively engage with patients and to encourage them to become designers of their own oral health care. Motivational interviewing promotes trust and collaboration between the care team and caregiver/patient and is a foundational skill of person-centered care