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Mid-Level Dental Care Provider: Awareness And Attitudes Of Ohio’S Dental Hygienists, Cynthia S. Leverich 2016 East Tennessee State University

Mid-Level Dental Care Provider: Awareness And Attitudes Of Ohio’S Dental Hygienists, Cynthia S. Leverich

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the awareness and attitudes of dental hygienists in Ohio regarding the Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner (ADHP) as an occupation proposed by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and to determine whether the ADHP could be a viable career option for Ohio dental hygienists.

I developed a survey to assess dental hygienists’ awareness, attitudes, and their views regarding the new mid-level dental provider. The study was limited to licensed dental hygienists in Ohio. The study included a simple random sample of 400 of the 4100 dental hygienists in Ohio obtained by a systematic approach ...


Impact Of Interviews On Heterosexual Students' Expressions Of Cultural Competency, Carol Isaac, Linda Behar-Horenstein 2016 Mercer University, Atlanta

Impact Of Interviews On Heterosexual Students' Expressions Of Cultural Competency, Carol Isaac, Linda Behar-Horenstein

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the effects of a cultural competency intervention on dental pre-doctoral students’ attitudes toward individuals of a different sexual orientation. 22 heterosexual students interviewed gay or lesbian individuals and wrote reflective text. Results illustrated that participants found that their interviewees had “surprisingly similar” beliefs and values – especially in the areas of religion and family. Because of their “similar values,” these students expressed respect toward their interviewees who were “so different” than themselves. This conclusion of “sameness” forced them to see homosexuals as people, rather than a stigmatized invisible outgroup, mitigating sexual prejudice.


The Expert Advice: Dental Patient Compliance Hinges On Effective Communication Strategies, Diana V. Macri 2016 CUNY Hostos Community College

The Expert Advice: Dental Patient Compliance Hinges On Effective Communication Strategies, Diana V. Macri

Publications and Research

Most dental hygienists would agree that motivating patients to adopt good oral health behaviors-often referred to as compliance-is the most challenging aspect of practice. This critical component of patient care is not unique to dentistry and dental hygiene. In 2010, the costs of health care in the United States exceeded $2.7 trillion with "between $100 and $300 billion of avoidable health-care costs [attributable] to nonadherence in the US annually."1 Nonadherence (a term used in the medical literature, which is synonymous with noncompliance) is associated with progression of disease and, subsequently, poor health outcomes resulting in an additional burden ...


Influence Of In-Office Oral Hygiene Instructions On The Parental Assessment Of Their Child's Oral Health., Sireesha Kodali 2016 University of Louisville

Influence Of In-Office Oral Hygiene Instructions On The Parental Assessment Of Their Child's Oral Health., Sireesha Kodali

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Purpose: To identify the relation between oral health education and parental assessment of their child’s dental condition. Methods: Our study population included 33,342 children, from Smile KY! annual screenings from 2002 to 20014. Data collection was through questionnaire forms. Our primary risk factor was “dental health instructions received” (yes/no) and our outcome of interest was “parental assessment of your child’s dental health” (good/fair/poor). We had 13 years of data from 2002 to 2014 and used ‘SAS’ statistical software for data manipulation and recoding. Descriptive statistics, chi-square test of independence, trend analysis and multiple logistic ...


Healthy Teeth = Great Smiles, Jamie M. Hire, Autumn L. Graf, Kristen K. Liechty, Erika L. Purkiser 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Healthy Teeth = Great Smiles, Jamie M. Hire, Autumn L. Graf, Kristen K. Liechty, Erika L. Purkiser

2002 IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium

No abstract provided.


Dental Wellness Plan Evaluation, Susan McKernan, Peter Damiano, Julie Reynolds, Elizabeth Momany, Reymond Kuthy, Mark Pooley, Aparna Ingleshwar, Brooke McInray 2016 University of Iowa

Dental Wellness Plan Evaluation, Susan Mckernan, Peter Damiano, Julie Reynolds, Elizabeth Momany, Reymond Kuthy, Mark Pooley, Aparna Ingleshwar, Brooke Mcinray

Health Policy

The Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) provides dental benefits for members enrolled in the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP), Iowa’s version of the Medicaid expansion and was enacted through bi-partisan legislation to provide comprehensive health care coverage to low income adults. The DWP was implemented on May 1, 2014, and is administered by Delta Dental of Iowa (DDLA) as a fee-for-service plan with the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) making capitated payments to DDLA for administration of the plan. It has a unique earned benefits structure aimed at encouraging preventive health care-seeking behaviors. Enrollees earn additional covered services when they ...


Evaluation Of Provider Network In The Iowa Dental Wellness Plan During The First Year, Suzanne McKernan, Mark Pooley, Aparna Ingleshwar, Reymond Kuthy, Elizabeth Momany, Peter Damiano 2016 University of Iowa

Evaluation Of Provider Network In The Iowa Dental Wellness Plan During The First Year, Suzanne Mckernan, Mark Pooley, Aparna Ingleshwar, Reymond Kuthy, Elizabeth Momany, Peter Damiano

Health Policy

The Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP) is an expansion of health care coverage, allowed as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), primarily to single adults with incomes below 133% of the federal poverty level and not otherwise eligible for Medicaid. Dental coverage within the IHAWP is provided through the Dental Wellness Plan (DWP), which is administered by Delta Dental of Iowa (DDIA).

This report is the second provider network adequacy report, and one of several components, in the ongoing evaluation of the DWP program being conducted by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (UI PPC). It provides ...


Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program Evaluation, Natoshia M. Askelson, Brad Wright, Suzanne Bentler, Elizabeth Momany, Brooke McInroy, Tessa Heeren, Peter Damiano 2016 University of Iowa

Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program Evaluation, Natoshia M. Askelson, Brad Wright, Suzanne Bentler, Elizabeth Momany, Brooke Mcinroy, Tessa Heeren, Peter Damiano

Health Policy

On January 1, 2014 Iowa implemented the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP). IHAWP expands coverage for low income Iowans through two new programs: The Marketplace Choice and the Wellness Plan. As a part of both the Wellness Plan and the Marketplace Choice Plan, enrollees are encouraged to participate in an HBI (Healthy Behaviors Incentive) program involving three components: 1) a wellness exam and health risk assessment (HRA), 2) provider incentives, and 3) healthy behaviors. The program is designed to encourage enrollees to take an active part in maintaining their health and to promote accountability among enrollees, but the combination ...


Evaluation Of The Dental Wellness Plan: Private Pratice Dentist Experiences In The First Year, Julie C. Reynolds, Peter C. Damiano, Susan C. McKernan, Jennifer Sukalski, Brooke McInroy, Raymond A. Kuthy 2016 University of Iowa

Evaluation Of The Dental Wellness Plan: Private Pratice Dentist Experiences In The First Year, Julie C. Reynolds, Peter C. Damiano, Susan C. Mckernan, Jennifer Sukalski, Brooke Mcinroy, Raymond A. Kuthy

Health Policy

The Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) is the dental insurance plan for members enrolled in the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP), Iowa’s version of the Medicaid expansion. It was enacted through bi-partisan legislation to provide comprehensive health care coverage to low income adults. The DWP was implemented on May 1, 2014 and is administered by Delta Dental of Iowa. It has a unique earned benefits structure to encourage preventive health care-seeking behaviors. Members earn additional covered services when they return for regular periodic recall exams. The aim of this study was to evaluate DWP providers’ experiences with the program ...


Evaluation Of The Dental Wellness Plan Community Health Center Experiences In The First Year, Julie C. Reynolds, Reymond A. Kuthy, Jennifer Sukalski, Peter C. Damiano, Susan C. McKernan, Brooke Mclnroy 2016 University of Iowa

Evaluation Of The Dental Wellness Plan Community Health Center Experiences In The First Year, Julie C. Reynolds, Reymond A. Kuthy, Jennifer Sukalski, Peter C. Damiano, Susan C. Mckernan, Brooke Mclnroy

Health Policy

The Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) provides dental benefits for members enrolled in the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (IHAWP), Iowa’s version of the Medicaid expansion and was enacted through bi-partisan legislation to provide comprehensive health care coverage to low income adults. The DWP was implemented on May 1, 2014, and is administered by Delta Dental of Iowa. It has a unique earned benefits structure aimed at encouraging preventive health care-seeking behaviors. Enrollees earn additional covered services when they return for regular periodic recall exams every 6-12 months. The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of Iowa ...


The Influence Of Alcohol Consumption In Conjunction With Sex Hormone Deficiency On Ca/P Ratio In Rats, Karina Bortolin Lodi, Adriana Mathias Pereira da Silva Marchini, Ana Maria do Espírito Santo, Sigmar de Mello Rode, Leonardo Marchini, Rosilene Fernandes da Rocha 2016 Universidade Estadual Paulista

The Influence Of Alcohol Consumption In Conjunction With Sex Hormone Deficiency On Ca/P Ratio In Rats, Karina Bortolin Lodi, Adriana Mathias Pereira Da Silva Marchini, Ana Maria Do Espírito Santo, Sigmar De Mello Rode, Leonardo Marchini, Rosilene Fernandes Da Rocha

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry Publications

Deficiency of sex hormones and excessive alcohol consumption are factors that have been related to alterations in the pattern of bone mineralization and osteoporosis.The aim of this study was to evaluate possible alterations in the calcium/phosphorus (Ca/P) ratio in the femur of rats subjected to sex hormone deficiency and/or alcohol consumption. Methods. Female andmaleWistar rats (𝑛 = 108) were divided into ovariectomized (Ovx), orchiectomized (Orx), or sham-operated groups and subdivided according to diet: alcoholic diet (20% alcohol solution), isocaloric diet, and ad libitum diet. The diets were administered for 8 weeks. The Ca/P ratio in the ...


Client Satisfaction Survey For Hiv/Aids Dental Care Services: An Example From Rural Texas, H. Stephen Cooper Ph.D., LCSW, Freddie L. Avant Ph.D., LMSW-AP, ACSW, C-SSWS, Kim L. Rich-Rice Ph.D., LMSW-IPR 2016 Stephen F. Austin State University

Client Satisfaction Survey For Hiv/Aids Dental Care Services: An Example From Rural Texas, H. Stephen Cooper Ph.D., Lcsw, Freddie L. Avant Ph.D., Lmsw-Ap, Acsw, C-Ssws, Kim L. Rich-Rice Ph.D., Lmsw-Ipr

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

The challenges to examining client satisfaction are demonstrated through an evaluation of dental services provided by a regional service provider to people living with HIV/AIDS. The process of developing and administering a measure of client satisfaction is discussed. Forty-one of 350 (11.7%) dental clients chose to participate. Quantitative and qualitative data suggests that overall participants are satisfied with services. Identified concerns included a lack of specialized dental, medical, mental health, and case management services. Implications of the study for service delivery, future evaluations, and rural social work practice are addressed.


The Effectiveness Of A Preventive Recall Strategy In Children Following Dental Rehabilitation Under General Anesthesia, Amanda Kerns Dr. 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Effectiveness Of A Preventive Recall Strategy In Children Following Dental Rehabilitation Under General Anesthesia, Amanda Kerns Dr.

Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PREVENTIVE RECALL STRATEGY IN CHILDREN FOLLOWING DENTAL REHABILITATION UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA

By Amanda Kerns, DDS

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016

Thesis Advisor: Elizabeth Berry, DDS, MPH, MSD

Vice Chair, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Purpose: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial assessing the impact of a preventive strategy following full-mouth dental rehabilitation (FMDR) in children with early childhood dental caries.

Methods: 130 patients completed FMDR and were included in the analysis. Caries ...


Minnesota Collaborative Agreement: Potential For Dental Hygienists To Increase Direct Access For Underserved Populations, Rachel Jane Kashani-Legler 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota Collaborative Agreement: Potential For Dental Hygienists To Increase Direct Access For Underserved Populations, Rachel Jane Kashani-Legler

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The purpose of this research study was to identify the strengths and limitations of the current Minnesota collaborative agreement (Statute 150A.10 subd. 1a “Limited Authorization for Dental Hygienists”) in addressing the oral health needs of unserved and underserved Minnesotans. Through the identification of needs and gaps in the collaborative agreement infrastructure, this research can inform and provide suggested guidelines for quality measures and policy recommendations. Data for this qualitative research study was collected by interviewing eight Collaborative Practice Dental Hygienists and nine Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice Advisory Committee Members. An in-depth interview guide, containing 17 interview questions, was utilized ...


Incorporation Of Interprofessional Education And Special Care Dentistry Into Standard Dental School Curriculum, Marshall D. Adzima 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Incorporation Of Interprofessional Education And Special Care Dentistry Into Standard Dental School Curriculum, Marshall D. Adzima

Undergraduate Research Posters

According to dentistry, special needs is defined as individuals whose medical, physical, psychological, or social situations may make it necessary to modify normal dental routines in order to provide dental treatment for that individual. The population of special needs patients is increasing. The lack of educated professionals in special care dentistry is leading to severe and untreated systemic and oral health problems in the special needs population. The implementation of interprofessional treatment for special needs individuals has proven to be the most effective method of treatment within the special needs population. This study examines the current application of special care ...


Partial Denture Metal Framework May Harbor Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria, Cristiane Machado Mengatto, Leonardo Marchini, Luciano Angelo de Souza Bernardes, Sabrina Carvalho Gomes, Alecsandro Moura Silva, Célia Marisa Rizzatti-Barbosa 2015 University of Iowa

Partial Denture Metal Framework May Harbor Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria, Cristiane Machado Mengatto, Leonardo Marchini, Luciano Angelo De Souza Bernardes, Sabrina Carvalho Gomes, Alecsandro Moura Silva, Célia Marisa Rizzatti-Barbosa

Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry Publications

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to characterize and compare bacterial diversity on the removable partial denture (RPD) framework over time.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive pilot study included five women who were rehabilitated with free-end mandibular RPD. The biofilm on T-bar clasps were collected 1 week (t1) and 4 months (t2) after the RPD was inserted (t0). Bacterial 16S rDNA was extracted and PCR amplified. Amplicons were cloned; clones were submitted to cycle sequencing, and sequences were compared with GenBank (98% similarity).

RESULTS: A total of 180 sequences with more than 499 bp were obtained. Two phylogenetic trees ...


Access To Oral Health For Children On Mainecare In The Lakes Region Towns Of Bridgton, Casco, Sebago, And Naples, Carissa L. Parent 2015 University of Southern Maine

Access To Oral Health For Children On Mainecare In The Lakes Region Towns Of Bridgton, Casco, Sebago, And Naples, Carissa L. Parent

Muskie School Capstones

Although we know that children covered by Medicaid often do not receive needed dental services, the extent of the problem in Maine is not fully understood. In particular, rural communities in Maine may face challenges for families to access dental services for their children given low reimbursement rates and fewer available providers. This project addresses these gaps in knowledge by examining MaineCare- funded utilization and dental care access for children with MaineCare in four rural Maine towns in the Lakes Region.


Oral Health Knowledge And Dental Utilization Among Hispanic Adults In Iowa, Daisy Patino 2015 University of Iowa

Oral Health Knowledge And Dental Utilization Among Hispanic Adults In Iowa, Daisy Patino

Theses and Dissertations

Objectives: To determine oral health literacy levels among Hispanic adults living in Iowa, and assess the relationship between oral health literacy and dental utilization.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included a convenience sample of self-identifying Hispanic/Latino adults. Participants were recruited via mass email, word of mouth, and from faith-based organizations that provided church services in Spanish. Participants were recruited from urban and rural communities in Central and Eastern Iowa. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire, in either English or Spanish, that contained questions pertaining to: oral health literacy, dental utilization, acculturation, language proficiency, demographic information, country of origin, number ...


Interventions To Improve Access And Health Behaviors In Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disability: A National Resource For Oral Health, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Cindy K. Fleming 2015 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Interventions To Improve Access And Health Behaviors In Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disability: A National Resource For Oral Health, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Cindy K. Fleming

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center Publications

The presentation will describe the process by which the systematic review, designed to uncover interventions to reduce oral health disparities in individuals with intellectual and developmental disability, was conducted, along with the search strategy, interventions and outcomes measured. The presentation will convey the evidence base and promising practices for access, behavior, and prevention to generate discussion among researchers, clinicians and policy makers, about future study topics.


The State Of Oral Health On The African Continent, Megan E. Josefczyk 2015 Liberty University

The State Of Oral Health On The African Continent, Megan E. Josefczyk

Senior Honors Theses

The African continent has continuously suffered from poverty, poor sanitation, and malnutrition, leaving it an open feeding ground for infectious disease and premature death. Along with poor oral hygiene and an unavailability of dental clinics, oral disease is allowed to thrive and cause great harm. In the last two decades, the World Health Organization and others have tried to implement better systems of oral health care for the African people and have advocated for more well-trained dentists, dental clinics, equipment, and affordable dental care. Progress has been made in some African countries, but the continent is still in serious need ...


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