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Minority College Students’ Attitudes And Beliefs Regarding The Profession Of Dental Hygiene In Comparison To Their Oral Health And Dental Knowledge, Trina J. Morgan 2015 East Tennessee State University

Minority College Students’ Attitudes And Beliefs Regarding The Profession Of Dental Hygiene In Comparison To Their Oral Health And Dental Knowledge, Trina J. Morgan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to find out the attitudes and beliefs of minority college students enrolled at Missouri College in Brentwood, Missouri in reference to the dental hygiene profession. In particular, does their oral health and dental knowledge relate to their knowledge of profession of dental hygiene? One hundred and six students gave their consent to participate in the study via Survey Monkey. The study was conducted in May 2015 for a period of four weeks. Four statements were designed to gauge minority students’ knowledge of dental hygiene as a career. No differences were found based on gender ...


Dental Extraction Is Probably Safe For Patients With Thrombocytopenia: The Standard Of Care Is A Guide For Clinical Decision Making Related To Platelet Transfusion., Phillip So 2015 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dental Extraction Is Probably Safe For Patients With Thrombocytopenia: The Standard Of Care Is A Guide For Clinical Decision Making Related To Platelet Transfusion., Phillip So

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Fillmore WJ, Leavitt BD, Arce K. Dental extraction in the thrombocytopenic patient is safe and complications are easily managed. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Oct;71(10):1647-1652. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2013.05.011.


Chhs July 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College Of Health and Human Services 2015 College of Health & Human Services, WKU

Chhs July 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Oral Health Care Access In New Hampshire, Eleanor M. Jaffee, Joan Widmer, Lisa Speropolous 2015 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Oral Health Care Access In New Hampshire, Eleanor M. Jaffee, Joan Widmer, Lisa Speropolous

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository

In this brief, authors Eleanor M. Jaffee, Joan Widmer, and Lisa I. Speropolous provide an overview of the current state of oral health care in New Hampshire. They report that although New Hampshire is rated above the national average on most measures of pediatric oral health, performance varies substantially by county and by region. Access to adequate oral health care for both children and adults is particularly challenging for low-income families in the sparsely populated northern region of the state. Programs that address oral health care access issues by bringing services to those with the greatest need, such as school-based ...


Determination Of Dioctyl Phthalate (Dehp) Concentration In Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Plastic Parts Of Toothbrushes, Ghazal Sadeghi, Elham Ghaderian, Anne O'Connor 2015 Cleveland State University

Determination Of Dioctyl Phthalate (Dehp) Concentration In Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Plastic Parts Of Toothbrushes, Ghazal Sadeghi, Elham Ghaderian, Anne O'Connor

The Downtown Review

Phthalates are chemicals that are widely used in daily products and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics, mainly because of their ability to enhance flexibility and durability. The presence of phthalates in various products contributes to the substantial exposure that all consumers may experience. Continuity in phthalate exposure has several side effects, including endocrine disruption, neurological damage, asthma, hormonal imbalances, obesity, infertility, genital defects, and testicular cancer. The purpose of this research experiment was to determine the Dioctyl phthalate (DEHP) concentration of PVC plastic parts of toothbrushes. The method used to conduct the experiment was Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. The result showed ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Preadmission Factors And Dental School Student Success, Nadege J. Dady 2015 Seton Hall University

Exploring The Relationship Between Preadmission Factors And Dental School Student Success, Nadege J. Dady

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This quantitative study assessed the preadmission factor relationship to success at a graduate dental school. Preadmission factors are used nationally to assess student ability. There are concerns about the reliability of these factors in measuring URM student ability. 1,275 records were collected and assessed for those admitted between the years 1998-2009. Multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship of the pre admission variables to the continuous variable Dental School GPA. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to assess the relationship of the pre admission variables to the dichotomous categorical variables of Licensure Obtainment and Degree Awarded Status ...


The Correlation Of Childhood Obesity And Dental Caries In South Central Kentucky, Christina Guthrie 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Correlation Of Childhood Obesity And Dental Caries In South Central Kentucky, Christina Guthrie

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Does obesity have an effect on dental caries in South Central Kentucky Previous research has presented information stating a high prevalence of tooth decay found within the state of Kentucky. In addition, studies have indicated an elevated rate of childhood obesity found within the region. As a future dental hygienist in Kentucky, it is important to understand if a correlation exists between tooth decay and childhood obesity to better educate both patients and caregivers. The investigation will utilize a sample of patient records through a retrospective collection process. A correlation of dental caries and childhood obesity is expected to be ...


The Effect Of Cheese On The Ph Levels In The Oral Cavity, Madison R. Hayden 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Effect Of Cheese On The Ph Levels In The Oral Cavity, Madison R. Hayden

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In the Fall of 2014, research was conducted with 20 participants on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Participants were given two ounces of Coca Cola® to drink and the pH level in their mouth was tested one minute later. After waiting a minute, the participants were given a one ounce square of mild cheddar cheese to eat and the pH level was tested again one minute later. For further study, this project will be expanded to include more subjects as well as an increased exposure time to Coca Cola®. This research is conducted to help support that cheese can ...


Bone Stimulation Implemented Using The L-Prf Technique Within The Clinical Setting In Kentucky And Tennessee, Kyndall A. Hudson 2015 Western Kentucky University

Bone Stimulation Implemented Using The L-Prf Technique Within The Clinical Setting In Kentucky And Tennessee, Kyndall A. Hudson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) is an autologous graft that is obtained from the patient’s blood. This provides a condensed network of fibrin that is saturated with cytokines, growth factors, and platelets. L-PRF speeds up the healing process and also optimizes bone grafting results.

Dental treatment options are expanding and new techniques within the office setting are constantly being developed. Present treatment modalities can assist with the stimulation of tissue formation after dental surgical procedures, leading to various results. The placement of L-PRF provides enhanced healing following specific dental procedures using the patient’s donor tissue; therefore, reducing the ...


Subgingival Air Polishing In Dentistry, Chelsea T-P. Howell 2015 Western Kentucky University

Subgingival Air Polishing In Dentistry, Chelsea T-P. Howell

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Modern statistics have shown that periodontal disease is highly prevalent in today’s society. Periodontal disease has detrimental effects to the oral cavity, including: bone less, recession, and tooth mobility. A strong correlation has been linked to the use of the subgingival air polisher on patients with active periodontal disease and the regression of the disease after being treated with the device. This is being compared to traditional hand-scaling beneath the gingiva margin which is less efficient in removing biofilm subgingivally. Recent studies (Petersilka et al.) are confirming this to be true by treating patients with both hand-scaling and the ...


Barriers To Care And Buyer Behavior In Relation To Oral Hygiene, Allison E. McCutchen 2015 Western Kentucky University

Barriers To Care And Buyer Behavior In Relation To Oral Hygiene, Allison E. Mccutchen

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

How much of an impact do advertising, brand loyalty, and socioeconomic status have on the overall oral-health knowledge and dental care product purchases of consumers? A survey was distributed to collect data on consumers’ background, oral hygiene purchasing habits, and decision making rationales. It was assumed that those with minimal access to care and minimal oral-health knowledge would be purchasing products based on sale prices, or the promise of improved esthetics, whereas consumers with increased access to care would likely make their purchasing decisions based on the recommendations of a dental professional and be potentially more interested in trying new ...


The Importance Of Educating Dental And Dental Hygiene Students On The Correlation Between Vitamin D Deficiency And Dental Caries, Sara Brown 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Importance Of Educating Dental And Dental Hygiene Students On The Correlation Between Vitamin D Deficiency And Dental Caries, Sara Brown

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Recent studies from the U.S. National Library of Medicine have shown that vitamin D deficiency is rapidly increasing among the adult population. Vitamin D deficiency has many effects on the body, such as bone pain and muscle weakness. A strong correlation has been noticed in humans with vitamin D deficiency and decreased exposure to natural sunlight, which is vital to absorb the vitamin D they have ingested. Those suffering from milk allergies or are following a strict vegan diet may also have some implication of a vitamin D deficiency. Recent studies (Hujoel, 2012) have also shown that there is ...


Periodontal Disease: Molecular Visualization Through Computer Modeling And 3d Printing, Catherine Chatowsky 2015 University of Rhode Island

Periodontal Disease: Molecular Visualization Through Computer Modeling And 3d Printing, Catherine Chatowsky

Senior Honors Projects

Periodontal disease is a common infection that damages gingival tissue and creates jawbone destruction that can lead to the loosening or loss of teeth. Hundreds of diverse bacterial species reside in the harsh environment of the oral cavity. The creation of plaque and biofilms serve to allow the bacteria to avoid immune-mediated destruction. This project analyzed periodontal disease pathogens using molecular printing 3D visualization. Two bacterial species (T. denticola and P. gingivalis) were chosen from the public resource: Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics: Protein Data Bank. T. denticola was a bacteria found to have a binding protein (FhbB) that structurally ...


Oral Wellness: Using Occupational Therapy To Enhance Oral Hygiene Delivery In Long-Term Care, Lauryn J. Banovitz, Liberty Bellah, Rosemarie Lion 2015 Dominican University of California

Oral Wellness: Using Occupational Therapy To Enhance Oral Hygiene Delivery In Long-Term Care, Lauryn J. Banovitz, Liberty Bellah, Rosemarie Lion

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Based on current literature, oral health in long-term care (LTC) facilities is frequently of low priority and does not follow evidence-based best practices. Poor oral health reduces the quality of life of older adult residents and patients and can lead to systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pneumonia, the leading cause of death in LTC. Occupational therapists can play an instrumental role as oral care consultants, and educators, and can act as resource guides to raise the standards of oral care in LTC facilities.

This capstone project explored ways in which occupational therapy, a profession traditionally designated for ...


Changes In Iowa Dentist Workforce Composition, 1997-2013: First In A Series Of Issue Briefs, Julie Christine Reynolds, Susan Christine McKernan, Raymond A. Kuthy 2015 University of Iowa

Changes In Iowa Dentist Workforce Composition, 1997-2013: First In A Series Of Issue Briefs, Julie Christine Reynolds, Susan Christine Mckernan, Raymond A. Kuthy

Health Policy Research

The aim of this issue brief series is to examine dentist workforce supply trends in the state of Iowa in order to anticipate potential shortages that could impact access to dental care. This brief describes shifts in Iowa’s dentist workforce and characteristics since 1997, including age, sex, dental school attended, and birth state.


Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College Of Health and Human Services 2015 College of Health & Human Services, WKU

Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


First Steps Phase Iii Initiative: Improving Oral Health And Healthy Weight In Children Final Evaluation Report, Carolyn Gray, Kimberley Fox 2015 University of Southern Maine

First Steps Phase Iii Initiative: Improving Oral Health And Healthy Weight In Children Final Evaluation Report, Carolyn Gray, Kimberley Fox

Population Health and Health Policy

This report summarizes evaluation findings from Phase III and assesses change in oral health and healthy weight screening rates, referrals and related office system procedures in participating practices. The report also highlights challenges encountered and lessons learned in implementing changes to office systems, in responding to state policy changes, and in collecting and tracking oral health and healthy weight measures at the practice-level to inform quality improvement.


Milk Fat Globule-Epidermal Growth Factor-Factor 8 (Mfg-E8) As A Novel Biomarker For Periodontal Disease, Fatimah A. Meshikhes 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Milk Fat Globule-Epidermal Growth Factor-Factor 8 (Mfg-E8) As A Novel Biomarker For Periodontal Disease, Fatimah A. Meshikhes

Dental Theses

AIM:

To detect the presence of milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor-factor 8 (MFG-E8) in human gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and to determine its potential role as a biomarker for periodontal disease activity.

MATERIALS & METHODS:

GCF was collected from a total of 230 sites from with seven subjects with gingivitis, twelve subjects with chronic moderate periodontitis, fourteen subjects with chronic severe periodontitis, six subjects with localized severe periodontitis as well as seven clinically healthy subjects. Subjects from the severe periodontitis group received nonsurgical therapy and were re-evaluated after 4 weeks. GCF was re-collected from thirty sites in five subjects at that ...


Electronic Cigarettes: A New Generation Of Smoking, Claire M. Warren 2015 Western Kentucky University

Electronic Cigarettes: A New Generation Of Smoking, Claire M. Warren

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Electronic cigarette smoking is a trend that has become very popular in the United States in recent years. As e-cigarettes continue to gain popularity, it is important for dental professionals to be up-to-date on the dangers that they pose.

An interview session consisting of a questionnaire was the methodology used in this study. Ten dental hygienists who work full or part-time in private practice settings were interviewed. After the interview questions were asked, the researcher discussed the effects of electronic cigarettes can have on oral and overall health. Last, the data were analyzed to determine if dental hygienists included electronic ...


A Brief Visit To Chiang Mai: Oral Public Health In Action In Northern Thailand, Arthur Cooper 2015 Boise State University

A Brief Visit To Chiang Mai: Oral Public Health In Action In Northern Thailand, Arthur Cooper

College of Health Sciences Presentations

Thailand has become well-known in Asia for its innovative public health programs and has also made significant strides towards improving oral health. The Thai approach to providing accessible healthcare for all its citizens could serve as a potential model for other countries throughout Southeast Asia. Based on a 3 week visit to shadow a practicing public health dentist, I was able to gain an insight into how their universal healthcare system functions – both its successes and challenges. Brief interactions with 20 patients who were receiving oral care helped put a face to the system and provided an additional perspective on ...


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