Abstract:OBJECTIVETo analyze the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) at improving
oral health behaviors (oral hygiene habits, sugar consumption, dental
services utilization or use of fluoride) and dental clinical outcomes
(dental plaque, dental caries and periodontal status).METHODSA systematic search of PubMed, LILACS, SciELO, PsyINFO, Cochrane and Google
Scholar bibliographic databases was conducted looking for intervention
studies that investigated MI as the main approach to improving the oral
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