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Oral Health Beliefs Of Alaska Native Dental Patients, Abigail N. Adams, Carly T. McKenzie 2017 University of Alabama - Birmingham

Oral Health Beliefs Of Alaska Native Dental Patients, Abigail N. Adams, Carly T. Mckenzie

Journal on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America

This study investigated the oral health beliefs of Alaska Native dental patients via a questionnaire with 4-point Likert scales. Respondents (n = 136) reported high perceived importance of keeping natural teeth. Females viewed oral health as more important than males. Respondents generally did not view dentists as readily available (M = 2.86, SD = 0.66). Perceived availability and efficacy of dentists were positively correlated (r = 0.219, p = 0.021). Beliefs regarding seriousness of dental problems and importance of oral health were strongly correlated (r = 0.547, p < 0.001). Age predicted perceived seriousness of oral health problems, dentist availability, and prevention benefits. Access to dental care is perceived as a barrier among Alaska Natives generally and elders in particular. Oral health education and prevention messages should utilize the existing belief that keeping natural teeth is important. Public information about available services and transportation logistics may decrease perceived availability barriers.


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 ...


The Effect Of Education On Oral Health Students’ Attitudes In Australia And New Zealand, Liyana Tanny, Takashi Komabayashi, D. Leann Long, Yoshio Yahata, Susan M. Moffat, Helen Tãne 2016 Charles Sturt University

The Effect Of Education On Oral Health Students’ Attitudes In Australia And New Zealand, Liyana Tanny, Takashi Komabayashi, D. Leann Long, Yoshio Yahata, Susan M. Moffat, Helen Tãne

Dental Medicine Faculty Publications

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health attitudes and behavior of students in the oral health curriculum in Australia and New Zealand. Materials and Methods: The Hiroshima University ‑ Dental Behavioral Inventory was administered to students in the first (year 1) and final years (year 3) of the oral health curriculum at Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Otago in New Zealand. A total of fifty‑two year 1 students and forty‑five year 3 students completed English version of the questionnaire in 2013. The responses were statistically analyzed by Fisher’s exact ...


Investigation Of Whether Determining A Patients Personality Results In Better Patient Communication And Oral Health, Cynthia E. Chavez 2016 University of New Mexico

Investigation Of Whether Determining A Patients Personality Results In Better Patient Communication And Oral Health, Cynthia E. Chavez

Dental Hygiene ETDs

One of the dental psychosomatic territories is the link between personality traits and oral health treatment. This present study aims at investigating whether determination of patient personality types leads to enhanced communication between dental hygienists and patients resulting in improved oral health. Some hypothesize that determining patient personality traits results in enhanced communication between the patient and the dental hygienist. Similarly, it is hypothesized that determination of a patient’s personality trait can result in better oral health.


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 ...


Interview With Toni Eigner-Barry, D.M.D., Toni Eigner-Barry D.M.D. (interviewee), Henry Clarke (interviewer) 2016 Oregon Health & Science University

Interview With Toni Eigner-Barry, D.M.D., Toni Eigner-Barry D.M.D. (Interviewee), Henry Clarke (Interviewer)

Oral History Collection

Pioneering as a woman in dentistry during the 1970s and onward, Toni Eigner-Barry’s oral history interview communicates a lifetime of incredible experiences. As both a first generation college student and only one of seven women in her class, she faced surprisingly little prejudice while in dental school and received great support from her male classmates. Perhaps most prominent in her career was Dr. Eigner-Barry’s work in dental clinics around the world helping to serve communities with little access to healthcare. Inspired by Albert Schweitzer, Eigner-Barry began her travels in Cameroon, Africa and later traveled to areas such as ...


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 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 ...


Evaluation Of Provider Network In The Iowa Dental Wellness Plan During The First Year, Susan 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, Susan 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 ...


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 ...


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