Minimum intervention dentistry
Minimal intervention dentistry describes a holistic, team-care approach that aims to maintain long-term oral health with preventive, patient-focused, behaviour-related care plans, combined with the dutiful management of patients' needs, desires and expectations. This collection brings together recent articles published in the British Dental Journal to provide a comprehensive overview of this increasingly important and influential dental philosophy.
Defining MI dentistry
Assessment and prevention
Minimally invasive dentistry: Enhancing oral health related behaviour through behaviour change techniques
Provides an overview of the importance of behaviour change for minimally invasive dentistry. Outlines a model for delivering interventions to improve oral health related behaviour. Highlights the importance of the following three steps creating capability, motivation and providing opportunity in behaviour change.