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Book details
  • SubGenre:Oral Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:220
  • eBook ISBN:9780990680109

Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry

Helping People Become Healthier

by Lynn D Carlisle DDS

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Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry is a new, powerful resource for enhancing dental professional’s communication and listening skills. Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based way of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning with your patient’s for their own dental health motivations. The result? They discover their own best reasons and innate resources for improving their dental health behaviors.

It has been predicted that Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry will become a landmark book and an irreplaceable, unique, practical process that will enable dental professionals to help their patients make better-informed choices about their dental health and wellness.

Find out more about Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry by ordering it.


Lynn Carlisle, DDS, the author of In a Spirit of Caring and In a Spirit of Caring Revisited, has written another foundational book titled Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry. This groundbreaking book helps dental professionals create deeper, impactful relationships with their patients. What you learn will help patients motivate themselves and say yes to the best that you - and dentistry - have to offer.

Here are some topics covered in the Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Dentistry book:

• a history of person-centered approaches in dentistry -- Bob Barkley's legacy,

• the four processes of Motivational Interviewing   -- engaging, focusing, evoking and planning,

• why they are crucial to your success in today's challenging times in dentistry,

• why it is important to understand patient/client ambivalence,

• how MI can help patients/clients say yes to your treatment recommendations,

• how to respond to patient discord or complaints,

• how you can use MI in your initial interviews of patients,

• how relationship-based dental practices can use MI,

• how you can use MI in the emerging oral/systemic connection and complete dentistry,

• why the righting reflex and expert/savior traps set up resistance in patient/clients,

• evidence-based research on the efficacy of Motivational Interviewing,

• resources for implementing MI in your dental practice,

• the spirit of Motivational Interviewing,

• and much more,

Find out more about Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry by ordering it.

About the author

Lynn Carlisle, DDS has authored 4 books (including In a Spirit of Caring and now Motivational Interviewing in Dentistry), several e-books and over 400 articles on his web site In a Spirit of Caring

He practiced dentistry for 40 years in the U.S. Army and Ft. Collins, Colorado. He is a long time student of Carl Rogers and Art Combs - two of the pioneers of the person-centered approach. Along the way, he has been on the Board of Directors of The Pankey Institute and The Bob Barkley Foundation.

He has also been president of his local dental society and The Barkley Foundation. He is a pioneer in wellness and relationship-based dentistry.

Additionally, he has been called "the modern father of doctor/patient relationships" for his work on "understanding and finding meaning in the doctor/patient relationship."

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