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Using Brief Motivational Interviewing for Tobacco Cessation
Using Brief Motivational Interviewing for Tobacco Cessation

Speaker: Michelle Arnett, MS, RDH, JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AAFAAOM, FADHA, Rebecca M.

Program Track: Clinical

Course Description: This program is designed to inform healthcare professionals with the latest insights into oral cancer statistics and equip them with practical skills in utilizing brief motivational interviewing (BMI) techniques to address tobacco cessation. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of tobacco on one’s health and well-being and learn how to engage in effective conversations that motivate patients to quit smoking. This course will emphasize the application of Ask, Advise, Refer strategies, empowering healthcare professionals to actively contribute to oral cancer prevention efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the most recent oral and oropharyngeal cancer statistics, identifying the impact of tobacco use on oral health.
  • Explain the impact of tobacco use on one’s health and well-being.
  • Describe a foundational understanding of motivational interviewing techniques, focusing on the principles and applications relevant to tobacco cessation in the context of oral health.
  • Assess patient’s readiness to quit smoking using brief motivational interviewing, recognizing key indicators, and tailoring interventions accordingly.
  • Develop skills in initiating and guiding change conversations with patients, employing brief motivational interviewing strategies to enhance motivation and commitment to tobacco cessation.
  • Describe an Ask, Advise, Refer framework and its application in encouraging patients to quit smoking.
  • Explain available resources for both healthcare professionals and patients facilitating ongoing tobacco cessation efforts.

CE Credit Hours: 1.0

Original Date of Session: April 17, 2024

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The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

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