Counseling principles for more effective patient education

Gary T. Chiodo, David I. Rosenstein, J. Henry Clarke

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Abstract Patients often fail to progress in preventive dentistry behavior. Greater success will be realized if the dentist uses a counseling approach based on basic theoretical principles of psychological counseling. Humanistic and behavioral counseling theories are adaptable to the dental environment. An approach modeled on the exploration, understanding, and action phases of counseling is practicable for the clinical dentist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-192
Number of pages3
JournalCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1986


  • counseling principles
  • dentistry, preventive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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