5147.0 Dental Health Education and Promotion (Sponsored Jointly with Oral Health Section)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Good oral health is integral to general health and well-being. Most oral diseases and injuries that affect health and well-being throughout life are preventable, yet the burden of these oral problems is extensive and particularly severe in vulnerable populations.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the role of the non-dental provider in oral health promotion; 2. Discuss various settings and circumstances conducive to oral health promotion. 3. Explain how transformative learning can impact dental health education and promotion
Kathy Lituri, RDH, MPH

10:30 AM
Oral health care and smoking cessation practices of homecare providers for patients with HIV
Nancy VanDevanter, DrPH, RN, Caroline Dorsen, MSN, FNP-BC, Peter Messeri, PhD, Andresa Person, MS and Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
10:50 AM
Transformative Learning and Public Health Dentistry
Mary Altenberg, MS, CHES and Peter Jensen, DMD, MS, MPH
11:10 AM
Emerging role of community health workers in oral health promotion
Joanne L. Calista, MS, LICSW and Cindy M. Marti, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Oral Health, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)