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Predictors Of Academic Success For The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination And The Southern Regional Testing Agency Clinical Exam, Melissa Gail Efurd 2012 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Predictors Of Academic Success For The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination And The Southern Regional Testing Agency Clinical Exam, Melissa Gail Efurd

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose for conducting this study was to investigate and describe the relationship between applicant criteria for a dental hygiene program and subsequent outcomes on credentialing exams: the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam and the Southern Regional Testing Agency clinical exam. Because admission criteria play a crucial role in applicant selection, choosing students, that will successfully complete the program as well as the necessary credentialing exams, is a particularly crucial task for admission committees. The study had three elements. First, it investigated the relationship between the variables of age, undergraduate GPA and scores from the Psychological Services Bureau Health Occupations ...


Assessment Of Adolescents' And Their Parents' Dental Esthetic Perceptions: A Longitudinal Study, Golnaz Kavand 2012 University of Iowa

Assessment Of Adolescents' And Their Parents' Dental Esthetic Perceptions: A Longitudinal Study, Golnaz Kavand

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Dental Safety Net In Montgomery County: A Status Report, Sequoia Y. Butcher 2012 Wright State University - Main Campus

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 2012 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 ...


The Role Of Dental Hygienists In Conducting Rapid Hiv Testing, Susan H. Davide, Anthony J. Santella, Marilyn Cortell, Winnie Furnari, Janet Tuthill 2012 CUNY New York City College of Technology

The Role Of Dental Hygienists In Conducting Rapid Hiv Testing, Susan H. Davide, Anthony J. Santella, Marilyn Cortell, Winnie Furnari, Janet Tuthill

Publications and Research

Expanding rapid HIV testing in the dental setting may increase the number of individuals who are aware of their HIV status and can begin medical care and social support services if seropositive and appropriate.


Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman 2012 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman

Judith A. Savageau

Background: During the past decade, national initiatives have called for improved oral health (OH) training for physicians. However, how Family Medicine residency programs have answered this call is unknown.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine how much oral health education is being provided to Family Medicine residents, if the program directors are aware of the importance of oral health, and if there are specific barriers to teaching oral health curricula in these programs.

Methods: 452 Family Medicine residency directors were surveyed about numbers of hours of OH teaching, topics covered, and perceived barriers to this education.

Results ...


Service-Learning's Impact On Dental Students' Attitude To Community Service, MyungJoo Kim 2012 University of Iowa

Service-Learning's Impact On Dental Students' Attitude To Community Service, Myungjoo Kim

Theses and Dissertations

This study is aimed to evaluate service-learning program's impact on senior dental students' attitude to community service at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry. Experience gained through service-learning in dental school may positively impact dental students' attitude to community service that will eventually lead into providing care to the underserved. Two surveys were administered to 105 senior dental students. For the first survey (post-test), students reported their attitude to community service after the service-learning program completion. For the second survey (pre-test), students reported their attitude prior to the program retrospectively. Seventy six students responded to the post-test and ...


Analysis Of Periapical Biopsies Submitted For Histopathological Evaluation: A Retrospective Study, Abdullah I. Alqaied 2012 University of Connecticut

Analysis Of Periapical Biopsies Submitted For Histopathological Evaluation: A Retrospective Study, Abdullah I. Alqaied

Master's Theses

Apical periodontitis is the most common pathological process in the periapical region. Disciplined clinical and radiographic evaluations and appropriate diagnostic tests can detect lesions related to apical periodontitis. Aside from this, lesions mimicking pulp-related pathology but unrelated to pulpal infection and necrosis are occasionally discovered in the periapical region. The objective of this study was two-fold: (1) to determine the prevalence of diverse periapically located pathological entities, and (2) to apply that information to evaluate the rationale for routine submission of surgically obtained tissue for histological examination and diagnosis. Methods: A 5-year retrospective analysis of pathology reports from the UCONN ...


Dmft And Its Possible Determinants In The Honduran Population, Patrick T. Cooper 2012 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Dmft And Its Possible Determinants In The Honduran Population, Patrick T. Cooper

Honors Scholar Theses

Objectives: This study was designed to investigate the dental health status of several communities in Honduras in terms of the DMFT index (decayed missing and filled teeth). Specifically the study focused on comparisons of the Garifuna (a maroon community in Tela) with the people of San Jose, Copan, and others who traveled from other regions to come to a medical clinic. These results were also compared to other populations of developing and developed countries. Through looking at each participant’s DMFT score, many possible correlations to oral health were explored including region, age, gender, snacking, tobacco use, and oral hygiene ...


Oral Health Needs Assessment Of An Inner-City Homeless Population And Follow-Up Of Dental Referrals, Jennifer R. Jaskolka 2012 University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dentistry

Oral Health Needs Assessment Of An Inner-City Homeless Population And Follow-Up Of Dental Referrals, Jennifer R. Jaskolka

Master's Theses

Background: The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Dental Medicine (SODM) routinely recruits dental students and faculty volunteers to conduct no-cost dental health screenings for transient residents at South Park Inn Homeless Shelter in Hartford, CT. Once screened, patients are referred to UConn or another hospital-based dental clinic in the area for treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the demographics and oral health needs of the homeless population at South Park Inn and referrals to UConn SODM were followed to verify patient presentation at UCONN SODM. Dental students’ attitudes towards working with the underserved were also assessed ...


Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman 2012 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assessing Oral Health Curriculum In U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey, Ronnelle King, Hugh Silk, Judith A. Savageau, Ian M. Bennett, Alexander W. Chessman

Senior Scholars Program

Background: During the past decade, national initiatives have called for improved oral health (OH) training for physicians. However, how Family Medicine residency programs have answered this call is unknown.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine how much oral health education is being provided to Family Medicine residents, if the program directors are aware of the importance of oral health, and if there are specific barriers to teaching oral health curricula in these programs.

Methods: 452 Family Medicine residency directors were surveyed about numbers of hours of OH teaching, topics covered, and perceived barriers to this education.

Results ...


Vital Tooth Whitening Effects On Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life In Older Adults, Ann M. Bruhn, Michele L. Darby, Gayle B. McCombs, Carleen M. Lynch 2012 Old Dominion University

Vital Tooth Whitening Effects On Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life In Older Adults, Ann M. Bruhn, Michele L. Darby, Gayle B. Mccombs, Carleen M. Lynch

Dental Hygiene Faculty Publications

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if vital tooth whitening affects oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) in adults age 50 years and older, and if tooth whitening causes increased participation in social activities.

Methods: Using a 2 group, single blind, randomized, pre-test, multiple post-test design, 62 participants were enrolled. The experimental group used a whitening product twice daily for 3 weeks. The control group used no whitening products. The Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) served as the pre- and post-test measure. The OHIP measures OHRQOL on 7 subscales: functional factors, psychological disabilities, psychological discomforts, physical disabilities ...


Clinical Decisions, Margaret Fish 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University

Clinical Decisions, Margaret Fish

VA Engage Journal

From the very beginning of my experience in the dental hygiene program, patient care has been the central focus. Not just in administrating dental hygiene services, but in their safety. Every patient presenting to the clinic for treatment has their blood pressure measured. I would like to compare two very similar incidents with two different responses by the clinic staff I have experienced while on external rotation.


Fluoride And Your Teeth: How Fluoride In Dental Products Protects Your Teeth From Cavities, Jacob Dickey 2012 Parkland College

Fluoride And Your Teeth: How Fluoride In Dental Products Protects Your Teeth From Cavities, Jacob Dickey

Natural Sciences Poster Sessions

This poster examines the use and effectiveness of fluorine to prevent cavities.


Educate Your Patients About Hpv, Constance R. Sharuga, Tabitha Price, Deborah Dotson 2012 East Tennessee State University

Educate Your Patients About Hpv, Constance R. Sharuga, Tabitha Price, Deborah Dotson

ETSU Faculty Works

Excerpt: According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and another 6 million will become newly infected each year.


Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors: Investigation Of An Educational Intervention Strategy With At-Risk Females, Susan Romano Rustvold 2012 Portland State University

Oral Health Knowledge, Attitudes, And Behaviors: Investigation Of An Educational Intervention Strategy With At-Risk Females, Susan Romano Rustvold

Dissertations and Theses

A self-perpetuating cycle of poor health literacy and poor oral health knowledge and behavior affects approximately 90 million people in the United States, most especially those from low-income groups and other at-risk populations such as those with addiction. Poor oral health can result from lack of access to regular preventive dental appointments, lack of access to restorative care when dental diseases are treatable, and low oral health knowledge that leads to poor oral health self-care behaviors. In addition, patients' dental anxiety can impede care, because highly anxious people often avoid dental appointments. To address these issues, this inquiry examined oral ...


Ua1c11/47 Wku Dental Hygiene Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2012 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/47 Wku Dental Hygiene Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs of WKU dental hygiene graduates removed from Junior American Dental Hygienist's Association scrapbooks as well as class composites.


Retrospective Evaluation Of Microbial Presence In Existing Saliva Repository: A Pcr Based Molecular Survey Of Oral Microbial Populations From Existing Saliva Samples, Jay Ericksen Davis 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Retrospective Evaluation Of Microbial Presence In Existing Saliva Repository: A Pcr Based Molecular Survey Of Oral Microbial Populations From Existing Saliva Samples, Jay Ericksen Davis

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The overall purpose of this research project is to explore the link between oral health and disease in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas - School of Dental Medicine (UNLV-SDM) clinic patient population. More specifically, the population of interest is the UNLV-SDM orthodontic clinic patient population, which is mostly composed of adults, females, and minorities. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, with more than 70,000 active patients and a post-graduate specialty program in Orthodontics is uniquely positioned to perform this type of oral health epidemiology survey, as well as targeted oral microbial testing among populations within ...


A Polymerase Chain Reaction Method For The Detection Of Selenomonas Noxia, Arthuro Mehretu 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Polymerase Chain Reaction Method For The Detection Of Selenomonas Noxia, Arthuro Mehretu

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

In recent studies, periodontal health has been linked to being overweight and/or obese. Among common oral bacteria, Selenomonas noxia has been implicated in converting periodontal health to disease. Selenomonas spp. have also been found in gastric ulcers, and were misdiagnosed as Helicobacter -like organisms, but no further studies were conducted. The increasing clinical and epidemiological importance of S. noxia necessitates the development of a rapid detection method. In this study, a TaqMan 16S rRNA based real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method was developed, optimized and evaluated for the rapid and specific detection of S. noxia . The 16S PCR assay ...


Variables Associated With The Hours Worked By Iowa Dentists, Adrienne Douglas Jennings 2011 University of Iowa

Variables Associated With The Hours Worked By Iowa Dentists, Adrienne Douglas Jennings

Theses and Dissertations

There are many factors that affect the hours worked by various professions. The literature discusses some of these factors in professions such as management and various fields of medicine. However, no information has been gathered on factors that affect the practice of dentists. A survey was disseminated to all Iowa dentists inquiring about various factors that may affect the number of hours they spend at work. The survey inquired about demographics, educational indebtedness, caregiving responsibilities of both children and dependent adults, contribution to household income, relationship status, domestic responsibilities, busyness and type of practice. The data was collected and analyzed ...


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