Health Literacy for the Dental Professional
Assessing and addressing low oral health literacy can help improve patient adherence to recommendations and outcomes.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define oral health literacy.
- Describe the health implications and financial impact of low oral health literacy.
- Discuss methods for assessing oral health literacy.
- Identify strategies to effectively communicate with patients who have low oral health literacy.
This course was published in the March 2017 issue and expires March 31, 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose.
This 2 credit hour self-study activity is mediated.