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Recent Articles in Dental Public Health and Education
Combatting Dental Anxiety In Patients, Gretchen Osdoba College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Combatting Dental Anxiety In Patients, Gretchen Osdoba
Natural Science Capstone Theses
Dental Anxiety is a highly debilitating condition that can keep people away from the dentist and from receiving critical care. This can lead to serious medical conditions that could have easily been prevented through proper dental care. The purpose of this paper is to describe the nature of dental fear and the different treatment options available. I will focus on helpful traits of dentists and the use of psychological treatments, nitrous oxide, anti-anxiety medications, and general anesthesia to reduce this fear. I will also discuss a comparison of a psychological treatment and an anti-anxiety medication as short-term and long-term treatment ...
Cluster-Randomized Trial Of A Web-Assisted Tobacco Quality Improvement Intervention Of Subsequent Patient Tobacco Product Use: A National Dental Pbrn Study, Thomas K. Houston, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Julie E. Volkman University of Massachusetts Medical School
Cluster-Randomized Trial Of A Web-Assisted Tobacco Quality Improvement Intervention Of Subsequent Patient Tobacco Product Use: A National Dental Pbrn Study, Thomas K. Houston, Kathryn L. Delaughter, Midge N. Ray, Gregg H. Gilbert, Jeroan J. Allison, Catarina I. Kiefe, Julie E. Volkman
Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
BACKGROUND: Brief clinician delivered advice helps in tobacco cessation efforts. This study assessed the impact of our intervention on instances of advice given to dental patients during visits on tobacco use quit rates 6 months after the intervention.
METHODS: The intervention was cluster randomized trial at the dental practice level. Intervention dental practices were provided a longitudinal technology-assisted intervention, oralcancerprevention.org that included a series of interactive educational cases and motivational email cues to remind dental provides to complete guideline-concordant brief behavioral counseling at the point of care. In all dental practices, exit cards were given to the first ...
The Dental Safety Net In Montgomery County: A Status Report, Sequoia Y. Butcher Wright State University
The Dental Safety Net In Montgomery County: A Status Report, Sequoia Y. Butcher
Master of Public Health Program Student Publications
Background: Adult oral health has been identified as a major public health problem by the United States Surgeon General. A substantial number of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have untreated tooth decay. There are limited treatment options for adults without dental insurance. Low-income adults must turn to free/low cost clinics, or private dentists that accept Medicaid to receive dental care. However, these resources are often limited. When the resources are not available these adults are left to deal with untreated tooth decay which can lead to worsening conditions and other health issues.
Methods: Eleven key-informant interviews ...
Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In Us Family Medicine Residency Programs: A Cera Study, Hugh Silk, Ronnelle King, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman, Judith A. Savageau University of Massachusetts Medical School
Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In Us Family Medicine Residency Programs: A Cera Study, Hugh Silk, Ronnelle King, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman, Judith A. Savageau
Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: During the past decade, national initiatives have called for improved oral health training for physicians. We do not know, however, how family medicine residency programs have answered this call.
METHODS: Family medicine residency directors completed a survey that asked how many hours of oral health teaching are included in their programs in addition to what topics are covered and the perceived barriers to this education. The response rate was 35%.
RESULTS: A total of 72% of respondents agreed that oral health is an important topic, but only 32% are satisfied with their residents' competency in oral health ...
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Dmft And Its Possible Determinants In The Honduran Population, Patrick Cooper
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