4114.0 Migrant/ Border/ Global Oral Health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
Under this year's APHA conference theme of "Public Health without Borders', the presentations in this session will discuss various aspects of dental and oral health issues of different population groups including disease prevalence, health care system and utilization, and psychosocial factor sucha as perspective from dental providers and caregivers' perception of diseases. Understanding of these various issues of different population groups in different locations will elucidate current status of oral health and future directions to improve oral health of these populations.
Session Objectives: Describe the dental problems experience by Hispanic agrcultural workers and their dental care utilization. Discuss challenges faced by dentists that serve low-income Latino children. Identify Latino caregivers'perceptions of cavity causes. Recognize psychosocial factors that may affect the child's oral health across settings.
Oscar Arevalo, DDS, ScD, MBA,MS

10:30 AM
Tooth Decay among Economically Disadvantaged Children in Texas--the Effect of Living on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Gita Mirchandani, PhD, MPH, Sandy Tesch, RDH, MSPH, Linda Altenhoff, DDS, M. Aaron Sayegh, PhD, MPH, Ginger L. Gossman, PhD, Kayan Lewis, PhD and Brian C. Castrucci, MA
10:45 AM
Latino caregivers' conceptions of cavity causes
Kristin S. Hoeft, MPH, Erin E. Masterson, BA and Judith C. Barker, PhD
11:00 AM
Treating latino children with public insurance: The dentist's perspective
Erin E. Masterson, BA, Kristin S. Hoeft, MPH and Judith C. Barker, PhD
11:15 AM
Association of Oral Health Related Quality of Life Factors Between 8-10 year-olds and their Caregivers in Bogotá, Colombia
Marisol Tellez, BDS, MPH, PhD, Stefania Martignon, BDS, PhD, Juan Sebastian Lara, Jenny Zuluaga, Luis Barreiro, Deisy Cordoba and Lina Builles
11:30 AM
Dental utilization by adult Hispanic agricultural workers in California's central valley
Tracy L. Finlayson, PhD, Stuart A. Gansky, MS, DrPH, Sara G. Shain, DrPH and Jane A. Weintraub, DDS, MPH

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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