Module 8: Provider-Patient Oral Health Education


Session LengthSession Length: 60 minutes

Materials Needed

  • Computer and compatible LCD  projector to play the  PowerPoint presentation
  • Copies of the handout (should be printed out and distributed to each person).


This module provides recommendations for providers seeking to educate their patients about the components of a basic oral health care plan.

Covered in this module are the following:

  • The role of proper dental hygiene for oral and total systemic health 
  • The importance of home dental care
  • The management of pain related to oral disease and treatment


SLIDES 1–20: Provider-Patient Education

  • These slides are from the “Oral Health Care Patient Education” PowerPoint presentation prepared for the AIDS Education and Training Center National Resource Center by Diana Travieso Palow, MPH, MS, RN; Jeanne Adler, MSN, ARNP-C; Carol Stewart, DDS, MS; and Claudette Grant, MEd, CCRC, RN. These slides review components of a basic oral care plan, the role of proper dental hygiene for oral and systemic health, the importance of home dental care, and the management of pain.
  • View the Presentation



SLIDES 10-15

SLIDES 16-20

SLIDE 21: Motivational Interviewing: Knowledge is Power

  • Slides 21–42 are adapted from “Motivational Interviewing: A technique for inspiring change,” a PowerPoint presentation prepared as a training for the SPNS Oral Health Initiative grantees by Laura Fizek, LICSW. These slides review the principles and benefits of motivational interviewing as a tool for patient behavior change.
  • View the Presentation 

SLIDE 22: 6 Stages of Change

This picture illustrates the 6 stages of change that patients will go through when they change health behavior.

SLIDE 23: 6 Stages of Change Defined

This slide defines each of the 6 stages of change, which are  cognitive  and behavioral.

SLIDES 24–42: Motivational Interviewing

SLIDES 24-26

SLIDES 27-32

SLIDES 33-38

SLIDES 39-42

The Trainer can utilize the full motivational interviewing training for providers. 


Print out copies of these documents and distribute to participants: