Interprofessional Education: Preparing dental hygienists to practice in the evolving health care world.
Authors: Bell K PMID: 31628170 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Influence of a Smartphone Application on the Oral Health Practices and Behaviors of Parents of Preschool Children.
Conclusion: The use of TPB constructs in the development of oral health promotions aimed at parents of preschoolers was partially supported. Intention and behavior were not affected post-intervention, but SN and PBC emerged as significant predictors of intentions and behavior. A dental smartphone app may aid parents to make good oral health habits part of their preschooler's daily routine. PMID: 31628171 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Color-Blind Racial Attitudes in Dental Hygiene Students: A pilot study.
Conclusion: A majority of the participants in this pilot study possessed moderate levels of color-blind racial attitudes, suggesting rejection of the concept of racism. Color-blind racial attitudes and biases have been linked to a lack of awareness of White privilege. Further education in this area may foster improved interactions with diverse patient populations. PMID: 31628172 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Motivations and Challenges Towards Research Activities Among Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Students.
Authors: Partido BB, Colón M Abstract Purpose: Research is integral to dental hygiene practice, graduate education, and the advancement of the dental hygiene profession. The purpose of this study was to identify the motivations and challenges toward participation in research activities as perceived by undergraduate dental hygiene students.Methods: A nonprobability sample of undergraduate dental hygiene students from across the United States was used for this cross-sectional, electronic survey. Inclusion criteria were students entering their final year of their dental hygiene education program. Descriptive an...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Practice Patterns and Attitudes of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries in the State of Maine.
Conclusions: EFDA practitioners are providing needed oral health care services, however they may not be providing access to care for the intended at-risk and underserved populations in designated geographic areas. Practice patterns of EFDAs in Maine should be assessed in greater depth. PMID: 31628174 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Patients' Perspective Regarding the Administration of Local Anesthesia by Dental Hygienists.
Conclusion: This qualitative study offers insight into the patient's perspective of dental hygienists administering LA. Participants supported dental hygienists administering LA and appreciated the aspects of patient-centered care that this practice provided. Patient participants were unclear on educational requirements and training, but supported legislation allowing dental hygienists to administer LA. PMID: 31628175 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - October 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Interprofessional Education: Opportunity for Advancement.
Authors: Furgeson D PMID: 31409718 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Attitudes and Access Patterns of Michigan Veterans Ineligible for Oral Healthcare Benefits: A cross-sectional study.
Conclusion: Results from this study indicate that while veterans in general value the importance of oral healthcare, cost and time are significant barriers to accessing dental care for individual's ineligible for VADC benefits. Veterans who perceive themselves as having poor oral health are more likely to report oral health disparities. Further research is needed to impact Veterans Administration policy and decrease oral health disparities. PMID: 31409719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Radiation Safety Practices of Dental Hygienists in the United States.
Conclusion: Dental hygienists with more years of experience, a higher level of education, and recent CE course work were more likely to follow ADA radiographic examination selection guidelines and use appropriate techniques to reduce exposure to ionizing radiation. PMID: 31409720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Experience and attitudes regarding requirements for magnification and coaxial illumination among dental hygiene students.
Authors: Kissell D, Partido BB, Moore W Abstract Purpose: Dental professionals are at elevated risks for the development of musculoskeletal disorders due to the occupational demands of static postures and precision movements required for instrumentation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the experiences and attitudes regarding the requirements of purchasing and utilizing magnification loupes and coaxial illumination for patient care among dental hygiene students with the state of Ohio.Methods: A cross-sectional, web-based, anonymous survey was sent via the dental hygiene program directors to dental hygiene ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Examining the Impact of Dental Hygienists' Professional Appearance: Patients' and dental student providers' perspectives.
Authors: O'Brien MB, Copus A, Johnson J, Inglehart MR Abstract Purpose: Relationships between patients and their health care provider can impact treatment acceptance and patient compliance. The purpose of this study was to explore whether dental hygienists' hairstyle, clinic attire, and accessories affected patients' and dental student providers' perceptions of professionalism and the role gender plays in these perceptions.Methods: Survey data were collected from adult patients and dental student providers from a dental school in the Midwestern United States. Study participants rated the professional qualities of m...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Selecting a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree in Dental Hygiene: Stories shared from a narrative inquiry.
Conclusion: Findings reveal insights for educational institutions to better understand the possible factors attracting prospective students to a dental hygiene baccalaureate degree program. This information may also be useful for clinicians practicing with a diploma or associate degree who are considering additional education towards a baccalaureate degree. PMID: 31409723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Remembering my friend ….
Remembering my friend…. J Dent Hyg. 2019 Jun;93(3):4-5 Authors: Forrest JL PMID: 31182562 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Workforce Policies and their Influence on School-Based Oral Health Programs: A synthesis of four case studies.
Conclusion: Dental hygienists' supervision requirements play a critical role in school-aged children's access to oral health services and the capacity of SBOHPs. The variations in the degree of practice autonomy accorded to dental hygienists under the Missouri and Kansas dental practice acts resulted in different oral health delivery models. Greater autonomy for dental hygienists is essential for realizing the promise of dental public health. PMID: 31182563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Opinions on Dental Therapists: A comparison of dentists and dental hygienists in the Pacific Northwest.
Authors: Ly Y, Schuberg E, Lee J, Gallaway C, Bell K, Coplen AE Abstract Purpose: As the United States continues to face increasing demands for oral health care, many states are examining alternative provider models as well as the role the dental hygienist (DH) can play in meeting access to care needs. The purpose of this study was to assess the opinions of dentists and DHs about incorporating a dental therapist (DT) into a regional dental group (RDG) located in the Pacific Northwest.Methods: Cross-sectional, validated electronic surveys were sent to the dentists (n=220) and DHs (n=187) employed by a RDG. Survey it...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Creating Awareness for the Social Determinants of Health: Dental hygiene and nursing student interprofessional service-learning experiences.
Conclusion: Service-learning activities enhance IPE and learning outcomes on the topic of social determinants of health. Group discussion and individual reflection are essential components to consider when designing a service-learning IPE experience. PMID: 31182565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Knowledge: Attitudes and screening practices of Minnesota dental hygienists.
Conclusion: Dental hygienists perceive that assessing patients for OSA is important, however they have moderate knowledge of the disease. Results support incorporating OSA into dental hygiene practice through additions to the dental hygiene education curriculum and ongoing professional development courses with the goal of improving the screening and referral of patients presenting with OSA symptoms. PMID: 31182566 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Social Media Use Behaviors and State Dental Licensing Boards.
Conclusion: Dental boards are aware of potential online unprofessional behaviors and have implemented various consequences. Dental boards should consider developing policies to address potential online unprofessional behavior to protect the public that they serve. PMID: 31182567 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - June 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Leadership Opportunities for Collaborative Change in Health Care.
Authors: Brame JL PMID: 31015301 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Collaborative Educational Experiences of Dental Hygiene and Audiology Students.
Authors: Brame JL, Gibbings E, Kowlowitz V, McKenna NM, Weintraub JA Abstract Purpose: An innovative, collaborative interprofessional experience for dental hygiene and audiology students that included hearing assessments and a class lecture/discussion session was developed and implemented at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the objectives were met for the initial educational experience and to identify areas for improvement.Methods: Audiology students, under faculty supervision, provided hearing screenings for 33 senior dental hygiene (DH) students and ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Interprofessional Education in Dental Hygiene: Attitudes, barriers and practices of program faculty.
Conclusion: Most of the dental hygiene faculty surveyed considered IPE important, incorporated it into student experiences, and wanted greater curricular emphasis on IPE. Time and institutional support may limit expansion of IPE activities and more collaboration amongst program faculty may be needed. PMID: 31015303 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants in Dental Hygiene Programs: Guidelines for prevention strategies.
Authors: A'see KM, Cantey KB Abstract Nonmedical use of prescription stimulants (NPS), drugs frequently prescribed to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is defined as the use of medications without a prescription or in a way that is inconsistent with a medical diagnosis. These pharmaceuticals are frequently prescribed to increase attentiveness, decrease distractibility, and improve daily functioning in individuals diagnosed with ADHD. While medically prescribed stimulants, including amphetamine, methylphenidate, and dextroamphetamine, have been shown to be safe and effective for improving the sy...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

An Oral Health Education Training Intervention: A pilot study with Haitian schoolteachers.
Conclusion: Quantitative results from this study confirmed that training Haitian schoolteachers to integrate oral health education in the classroom can be an effective method for improving schoolteachers' personal oral health knowledge and attitudes. Findings also revealed a positive outlook on the training intervention and the application of an oral health education curriculum in the classroom. Results from this study provide a foundational knowledge for future oral health education trainings in underdeveloped countries with limited resources. PMID: 31015305 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Hypodontia, Oligodontia and Anodontia in West Virginia Appalachia.
Conclusion: In this sample of West Virginia children, females were more likely to have at least one missing permanent tooth bud/permanent tooth compared to males. Early recognition and treatment planning for dental care is needed for children with hypodontia/oligodontia/anodontia. PMID: 31015306 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

A Comparison of Oral Hygiene Products and Professional Care: A six-week randomized clinical trial.
Authors: Garcia-Godoy CE, Flores KL, Klukowska MA, Conde EL, Gerlach RW Abstract Purpose: To investigate the anti-gingivitis efficacy of a novel oral hygiene routine consisting of a two-step stannous fluoride dentifrice and hydrogen peroxide whitening gel system, an interactive oscillating-rotating electric toothbrush, and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene floss.Methods: A total of 52 participants (n=52;mean age 35.8±11.23 years) were enrolled in the study and randomized 1:1 to the experimental hygiene group or control (dental prophylaxis followed by use of standard sodium fluoride dentifrice and a manual too...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Remembering Steven Offenbacher, DDS, PhD.
Authors: Wilder R PMID: 30819840 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Magnification and Coaxial Illumination in Dental Hygiene Education: Experience and attitudes of clinical educators.
Conclusion: Dental hygiene faculty using magnification loupes and coaxial illumination in clinical practice and in academic settings supported requiring faculty and students to use magnification and illumination. PMID: 30819841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Evaluating Oral Health in Pregnant Women: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals.
Conclusion: The majority of prenatal health care professionals surveyed were knowledgeable about oral health as it relates to prenatal care; however, a deficit was identified in current practice in regards to oral health history interviewing and conducting dental screenings. There is a need to implement best practice guidelines that include routine dental screenings and to engage pregnant women in oral health prevention practices. Optimal oral health requires a multidisciplinary approach in which dental hygienists can play a significant role by educating women's healthcare providers and raising awareness of the connection ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Oral Rapid HIV Testing: Implementation experiences of dental hygiene faculty and students.
Conclusion: Results from this study indicate that dental hygienists can play a key role in public health efforts to identify persons who are unaware of their HIV status. PMID: 30819843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Human Papilloma Virus Communication and Vaccine Advocacy Among Minnesota Dentists and Dental Hygienists.
Conclusion: Barriers preventing dental providers from discussing the HPV with patients, included a lack of knowledge and discomfort in discussing a sexually transmitted infection. Minnesota dentists and hygienists are interested in seeking guidance, including communication tools to discuss HPV infections and the HPV vaccine. PMID: 30819844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Current trends and patient education opportunities for dental hygienists.
Authors: Loewen JM, Relich EE Abstract Concerns regarding the overall health consequences, product safety, impact on youth brain development, and possible gateways to other tobacco products of Electronic Nicotene Delivery Systems (ENDS) are increasing. However, evidence suggests little is known about ENDS among health care professionals and the public. The purpose of this review was to explore the literature for opportunities to inform dental patients about the possible health consequences of ENDS and prevention strategies to consider for implementation in dental practice. A literature search was conducted on ENDS ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Efficacy, Safety and Patient Preference of Knotted Floss Technique in Type I Gingival Embrasures.
Conclusion: KF is as effective and safe as an inter-dental oral hygiene technique for reducing plaque biofilm and gingival inflammation and bleeding, as compared to CF in Type I gingival embrasures, when both were used in conjunction with regular tooth-brushing. KF was shown to be better than CF in in terms of improved plaque biofilm scores. PMID: 30819846 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Thank You!
Authors: Wilder R PMID: 30642998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Dental and Dental Hygiene Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Education.
Authors: McGregor MR, Lanning SK, Lockeman KS Abstract Purpose: Commission on Dental Accreditation standards for dental and dental hygiene programs include interprofessional education (IPE) experiences within the curriculum; an initial step in the acquisition and application of IPE is for students to perceive it as relevant. The purpose of this study is to identify dental and dental hygiene students' attitudes regarding IPE following the completion of a novel interprofessional course involving health professional students from six different degree programs.Methods: Faculty members from the Schools of Allied Health ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Educational Preparedness to Provide Care for Older Adults in Alternative Practice Settings: Perceptions of dental hygiene practitioners.
Conclusion: Participants generally agreed that they were not prepared to care for dependent older adults in alternative settings as part of their dental hygiene education. Clinical experiences working with older adults in alternative settings, as part of the dental hygiene clinical curriculum, are needed to prepare graduates to care for this growing population. PMID: 30643000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Access to Preventive Oral Health Services for Homebound Populations: A pilot program.
Conclusion: Participants reported a positive experience and satisfaction with care received from a CPHDH suggesting that this is a viable approach to provide preventive oral health services and caries stabilization to populations with complex access to care challenges. PMID: 30643001 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Comparison of the Efficacy of Calculus Detection Between Ultrasonic Inserts and an Explorer.
Authors: Partido BB, Webb C, Carr MP Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of calculus detection between a thin and curved ultrasonic inserts (UI) as compared to the Old Dominion University (ODU) 11/12 explorer.Methods: Three clinical dental hygiene faculty members were recruited to participate as calibrated raters for the presence of calculus in a group of 60 patient volunteers. Inclusion criteria were: adults aged>18 in good health, and no history of a professional prophylaxis within the past six months. Raters used an ODU 11/12 explorer, thin and curved UIs to evaluate 4 sur...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Experiences and Challenges of Clinical Dental Hygienists Transitioning into Teaching Roles.
Conclusion: Increased understanding of the unique experiences of novice clinical faculty, and identification of the successful strategies and challenges encountered by these individuals, may aid in developing effective approaches and programs for novice faculty as they enter clinical teaching roles. PMID: 30643003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Fluoride-related YouTube videos: A cross-sectional study of video contents by upload sources.
Conclusion: Widely-viewed fluoride-related information on YouTube has an anti-fluoride sentiment, focusing more on the danger of fluoride rather than its benefits. PMID: 30643004 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - January 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Advancing Dental Hygiene Education: What does research tell us about the future of dental hygiene?
Authors: Brickle CM PMID: 30385595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Relationships Between Course Capture Systems and Student Performance in Dental Hygiene Education.
Conclusion: Students reported LRS use and availability did not impact their attendance. No relationship was found between students' self-reported GPA and evaluation of the LRS use within the limits of this study. PMID: 30385596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement model.
Conclusion: Meaningful intraprofessional education experiences between dental hygiene and dental students support collaborative practice skills and should be integrated into dental and dental hygiene curricula. Applying a continuous quality improvement model, such as the IHI PDSA, can assist educators in planning, implementing, and evaluating curricular changes in order to improve student learning outcomes. PMID: 30385597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Workplace Bullying: A survey of Virginia dental hygienists.
Conclusions: Results from this study suggest approximately 1 out of 4 Virginia dental hygienists responding to this survey experience workplace bullying. Education and support to ensure identification of bullying may be helpful in promoting proactive awareness, prevention strategies and a healthier work environment leading to greater job satisfaction. PMID: 30385598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Dental Hygienists' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Comfort Level in Treating Patients with Dental Anxiety.
Conclusion: Although the majority of dental hygienists in this study felt confident in their abilities to perceive stress in patients seeking dental care, they were less knowledgeable in recognizing the full range of signs and symptoms of dental anxiety. Questionnaires designed to specifically identify this population were used infrequently. Dental hygiene curricula and continuing education programs should include content on anxiety management for patients exhibiting all levels of dental anxiety. PMID: 30385599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Blood Pressure Recording Practices Among Dental Hygiene Students.
Authors: Sutton JD, Elledge SA, Scott JM, Rice CD Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare three different types of blood pressure (BP) recording devices (an automated arm cuff, an automated wrist cuff, and a manual cuff / stethoscope combination) for accuracy, patient comfort, and ease of operation.Methods: Three types of sphygmomanometers were tested on 150 study participants (n=150) obtained from the patients presenting for dental hygiene services at an urban dental school in the Midwest. Descriptive statistics were calculated for all variables of interest by cuff type. Repeated measures ANOVA ...
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - November 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

What does research tell us about the future of dental hygiene? A New Classification of Periodontal Diseases: A paradigm shift for all!
Authors: Forrest JL, Lavigne SE PMID: 30143544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Synergy in Social Action: A Dental Hygiene Theory.
Conclusion: The Synergy in Social Action Theory provides the means to understand the challenge of improving access to oral health care from a new vantage point and advances dental hygiene as a discipline with its own theories. PMID: 30143545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Exploring the Integration of the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis in Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Curricula.
Conclusion: This exploratory study assessed the extent to which the DHDx is taught in entry-level dental hygiene programs. Findings confirmed that the DHDx is an integral component of dental hygiene education, but there is a need for standardization and faculty calibration for DHDx concepts and terminology. These results support adding DHDx into the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards. PMID: 30143546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Effectiveness of an Educational Module on Dental Hygiene Students' Attitudes Towards Persons with Disabilities.
Conclusion: An education module based on informed empathy with a focus on the experiences of PWDs can result in improved attitudes toward advocacy for this population. PMID: 30143547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research

Dental Hygienists' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice for Patients with Dental Anxiety.
Conclusion: Increased DA education in the undergraduate dental hygiene curriculum as well as post-graduate education opportunities may increase dental hygienists' confidence and capability in the management of DA. PMID: 30143548 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene)
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Tags: J Dent Hyg Source Type: research