Presenter: Trisha O'Hehir, RDH
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Patient compliance is a challenge voiced by many dental hygienists today. Frustration comes from repeating oral hygiene instructions with no observed improvement in oral health at subsequent visits. The traditional education model for oral hygiene instructions fails to involve patients in the decision-making regarding products, techniques, or plans to achieve oral health. Behavior change begins with asking open-ended questions, listening to patients needs and desires, and engaging patients in the plan to achieve oral health.??????