Building upon discussion from part one of this series, session two will consider how to best communicate with patients to achieve behaviour change, as well as the implementation of oral health strategies in general practice. Speakers will discuss the role of sugarfree gum in caries prevention regimes, evaluating the materials and tools needed by dental professionals to support healthy mouths. With dental surgeries beginning to reopen, speakers will also assess practical resources to promote healthy mouths while working remotely.
• Identification of practical brief chair side interventions to behaviour change in dental practice;
• Identification of relevant facilitating factors and barriers to practitioner/patient communication;
• Identification of strategies to ensure the advice offered by the dental professional is received and recalled by the patient;
• Seeking the view of practitioners regarding what materials and tools they find useful to support patients to change their behaviour.