Motivational interviewing is a well-known, scientifically tested method of counseling clients developed by Miller and Rollnick and viewed as a useful intervention strategy in the treatment of lifestyle problems and disease. This increases the patients’ motivation and helps them to commit to the process of change. MI is an empathic and directive, it is more than a doing, and it is a way of being. In relation to dentistry, MI has been effectively used to: promote oral health behavior. After one has adopting healthier behaviors, it can increase or decrease the likelihood for sustained behavior change.
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