Providing oral disease prevention services, in low-income housing communities with concurrent evaluation of University of Maryland Dental Hygiene students' communication skills
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe partnerships necessary to develop a community outreach program that provides oral disease prevention services in low-income housing communities. List four science–based caries disease prevention strategies. List four effective communication techniques to transfer science-based information to patients in clinical and community settings. Evaluate The University of Maryland dental hygiene students’ knowledge of caries prevention strategies
Keyword(s): Oral Health, Health Promotion and Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal investigator of 3 grants including a grant through the American Dental hygienist Association's Institute of Oral Health focusing on improving oral health for low-income children and caregivers while evaluating the University of Maryland's dental hygiene curriculum with respect to caries disease prevention strategies and effective communication techniques. I have been a dental hygiene educator for 20 years. My research interests include oral health literacy and public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.