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Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH

Tammy R Sanderson, Rachel C Kearney, Denise Kissell, Jessica Salisbury
PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if the use of a video-recorded clinical session affects the accuracy of dental hygiene student self-assessment and dental hygiene instructor feedback. METHODS: A repeated measures experiment was conducted. The use of the ODU 11/12 explorer was taught to students and participating faculty through video and demonstration. Students then demonstrated activation of the explorer on a student partner using the same technique...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
April Catlett
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cross-sectional, quantitative research was to examine if registered dental hygienists feel competent to work independently based on regulations of dental supervision. METHODS: A stratified sample of 360 dental hygienists from 8 states completed the Dempster Practice Behaviors Scale survey. ANOVA and MANOVA analyses revealed how state dentist supervision level, age, degree of education, employment status, gender and years of clinical experience affect the perceived autonomy of professional dental hygienists...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Ashley M Delgado, Thomas Prihoda, Carol Nguyen, Beatriz Hicks, Lynn Smiley, Melanie Taverna
PURPOSE: As recently as the 1990s long-term care facilities (LTCFs) were the main housing option for semi- or fully-dependent elders. Today, 90% of those 65 and older want to "age in place." The growth of the elderly population that want to "age in place" will require increasing numbers of professional caregivers to assist in oral care practices. The purpose of this study was to address the gap in the knowledge about the oral care practices and beliefs of professional caregivers who work for non-medical in-home care companies charged in the care of "aging in place" elders...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Katherine V Conklin, Gwen Essex, Dorothy J Rowe
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of community oral health experiences during entry-level dental hygiene education on participation in community oral health events after graduation and the facilitators and barriers experienced by dental hygienists in participating in these programs. METHODS: A 27-item survey, consisting of items related to community oral health experiences during and after entry-level education, was distributed by the California Dental Hygienists' Association to all dental hygienists whose email addresses were in their database...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Heather Flick, Sheri Barrett, Carrie Carter-Hanson
PURPOSE: To provide dental hygiene students with a service learning opportunity to work with special needs and culturally diverse underserved populations through the Oral Health on Wheels (OHOW) community based mobile dental hygiene clinic. METHODS: A student feedback survey was administered between the years of 2009 and 2013 to 90 students in order to gather and identify significant satisfaction, skills acquisition and personal growth information after the student's clinical experience on the OHOW...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Debra A Dalonges, Jacquelyn L Fried
The importance of immediacy and positive relationships between students and teachers is well-documented. Applying immediacy to the patient/provider model has not been sufficiently explored. The significance in creating a bond of trust between the patient/provider is vital to the diagnostic and therapeutic process. As outlined by the National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda, this literature review supports strategies for effective communication between the dental hygienist and client. It examines the relationship between oral health care providers and their patients and applies the verbal and nonverbal cues associated with immediacy to affirm their relevance and effectiveness in educating and motivating patients to achieve optimal oral and systemic health...
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Denise M Bowen
The purpose of Linking Research to Clinical Practice is to present evidence based information to clinical dental hygienists so that they can make informed decisions regarding patient treatment and recommendations. Each issue will feature a different topic area of importance to clinical dental hygienists with A BOTTOM LINE to translate the research findings into clinical application.
August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Deborah M Lyle
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August 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Jennifer L Stanley, Carrie L Hanson, Christopher J Van Ness, Lorie Holt
PURPOSE: To assess U.S. dental hygiene educators' evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge, attitude, access and confidence and determine whether a correlation exists between assessment scores and level of education, length teaching and teaching setting (didactic, clinical or both). METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a sample of dental hygiene faculty from all 334 U.S. dental hygiene schools. ANOVA and Pearson correlation coefficient statistical analysis were utilized to investigate relationships between demographic variables and application of evidence-based principles of patient care...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Kathryn P Bell, Amy E Coplen
PURPOSE: Currently the dental hygiene practice model in Oregon includes the Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist (EPDH), which allows dental hygienists with an Expanded Practice Permit (EPP) to provide care to limited access populations without the supervision of a dentist. The number and types of services provided by EPDH practitioners is thus far undocumented. The purpose of this study is to conduct an outcomes assessment of EPDH practitioners in order to quantify the impact, defined by count of services, on the access to care crisis in Oregon...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Sharon M Grisanti, Linda D Boyd, Lori Rainchuso
PURPOSE: The purpose of this report was to establish baseline data on 10 oral health performance indicators over 5 fiscal years (2007 to 2008 through 2011 to 2012) for an Iowa health center. The baseline data provides an assessment model and reports outcomes based on the use of the model. Performance indicators show evidence of provider performance, accountability to stakeholders and provide the benchmarks required for dental management to develop future goals to improve oral health outcomes for atrisk populations...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Lauren A Kanzigg, Lynne Hunt
The U.S. spends an average of $6.5 billion each year to treat patients who suffer from pneumonia. Pneumonia currently has the highest morbidity and mortality rates of all nosocomial infections, is hypothesized to account for 15% of all hospital-acquired illnesses and is responsible for 13 to 48% of all nursing home-associated illnesses. For years, researchers have tried to develop methods to prevent pneumonia because of its detrimental effects on the body, but only in the last decade have they been able to uncover possible methods to do so...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Danette R Ocegueda, Christopher J Van Ness, Carrie L Hanson, Lorie A Holt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which U.S. dental hygiene programs are incorporating cultural competency education into the dental hygiene curriculum and to identify associated program characteristics. METHODS: A 19 item survey was electronically administered to all 334 U.S. dental hygiene program directors. The questionnaire solicited information on teaching and evaluation methodologies relative to cultural competency education (CCE), as well as director's perceptions and program demographic information...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Rebecca S Wilder
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June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Marita Rohr Inglehart, Alexander H Lee, Kristin G Koltuniak, Taylor A Morton, Jenna M Wheaton
PURPOSE: Spending time in waiting rooms prior to dental visits is not uncommon for dental hygiene patients. The objectives were to determine if the length of a patients' waiting time affected their satisfaction with the appointment and their evaluation of their provider. In addition, the patient's level of education and whether the dental visit is a first visit will be examined to determine if these affected the outcome. METHODS: Survey data were collected from 399 adult patients who came for regularly scheduled visits to a dental school clinic...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Lori J Giblin, Lori Rainchuso, Andrew Rothman
PURPOSE: The objective of this pilot study was to demonstrate the number of patients at increased risk for type 2 diabetes development using a validated survey; and to assess the rate of compliance for A1c screening in an educational dental hygiene setting. METHODS: This was a descriptive study using a purposive sample of patients in an academic dental hygiene clinic, who were 18 years or older, not diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Utilizing the American Diabetes Association adopted diabetes risk survey, patients determined to be at increased risk for type 2 diabetes were offered the opportunity for further assessment by having their A1c tested using a point of care instrument...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Linda S Behar-Horenstein, Cyndi W Garvan, Yu Su, Xiaoying Feng, Frank A Catalanotto
PURPOSE: The Commission on Dental Accreditation requires that dental, dental hygiene and dental assisting schools offer educational experiences to ensure that prospective dental health care providers become culturally competent, socially responsible practitioners. To assert that these mandates are met requires that the faculty are knowledgeable and capable of providing this type of training. Currently, little is known about the cultural competence of the state of Florida allied dental faculty...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Katherine A Soal, Linda Boyd, Susan Jenkins, Debra November-Rider, Andrew Rothman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess data pertinent to the Permit L local anesthesia license among practicing dental hygienists in Massachusetts, providing an overview of characteristics, practice behaviors, barriers for obtaining the permit and self-perceived competency. METHODS: A convenience sample of dental hygienists (n=6,167) identified through a publically available data base were invited to participate in a web-based survey. The survey consisted of demographic and Permit L specific questions...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
Mary E Northridge, Shirley Birenz, Danni M Gomes, Cynthia A Golembeski, Ariel Port Greenblatt, Donna Shelley, Stefanie L Russell
PURPOSE: There is a need for research to facilitate the widespread implementation, dissemination and sustained utilization of evidence-based primary care screening, monitoring and care coordination guidelines, thereby increasing the impact of dental hygienists' actions on patients' oral and general health. The aims of this formative study are to explore dental hygienists' and dentists' perspectives regarding the integration of primary care activities into routine dental care, and assess the needs of dental hygienists and dentists regarding primary care coordination activities and use of information technology to obtain clinical information at chairside...
June 2016: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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