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Conference Programme 2024


Inside out: shaping sustainable oral health strategies

17 May 2024
Dental Hygienist & Therapist Symposium
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Inside out: shaping sustainable oral health strategies

Learning Content

Effective plaque control requires behaviours that are sometimes difficult to initiate and maintain. Low adherence can carry negative consequences for oral health. Understanding patients and helping them to manage their behaviours are elementary factors for oral health. Prepare health professionals with the proper communication and psychological skills to change behaviours.

Learning Aims

Knowledge of the principles and latest insights from behavioural science replacing traditional thinking - Reflect about individual oral prophylactic strategies in dental biofilm control to provide patient-centred care across the lifespan and across the health care continuum - Explore behaviour change concepts which can be applied in the oral heath world.
Mário Rui Araújo, Professor - Portalegre Health School