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Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385600/blood-pressure-recording-practices-among-dental-hygiene-students
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Julie D Sutton, Sally A Elledge, JoAnna M Scott, Chris D Rice
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...
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385599/dental-hygienists-knowledge-attitudes-and-comfort-level-in-treating-patients-with-dental-anxiety
#2
Lauren Kanzigg, Ceib L Phillips, Margot B Stein, Lynne C Hunt, Rebecca S Wilder
Purpose: Fear of dental treatment is a significant problem in the United States, impacting patients as well as oral health care providers. The purpose of this study was to identify the already-acquired knowledge, attitudes, and level of confidence of practicing dental hygienists with respect to the treatment of patients with dental anxiety. Methods: A paper survey was developed, pilot tested, and administered at a state-wide annual dental hygiene continuing education (CE) course in North Carolina. The survey domains studied included demographics, practice setting, practice behaviors, dental anxiety awareness, and opinions and attitudes...
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385598/workplace-bullying-a-survey-of-virginia-dental-hygienists
#3
Gayle B McCombs, S Lynn Tolle, Tara L Newcomb, Ann M Bruhn, Amber W Hunt, Lanah K Stafford
Purpose: Workplace bullying in health care has been identified as a problem that negatively affects career satisfaction, career longevity and patient outcomes. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the prevalence of workplace bullying in a convenience sample of dental hygienists in the state of Virginia. Methods: Two hundred and forty Virginia dental hygienists attending a continuing education seminar were invited to participate. Using the Negative Acts Questionnaire-Revised (NAQ-R), respondents were asked to indicate how often they had experienced 22 negative acts or behaviors according to rate of occurrence (never, now and then or monthly, weekly or daily)...
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385597/collaborative-skill-building-in-dentistry-and-dental-hygiene-through-intraprofessional-education-application-of-a-quality-improvement-model
#4
Tricia S Barker, Chet A Smith, Geri M Waguespack, Donald E Mercante, Tina P Gunaldo
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to apply a quality improvement model in the application of an intraprofessional educational experience by improving student perceptions of collaboration and increasing the number of collaborative experiences within the dental hygiene curriculum. Methods: A quality improvement model, Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), was used to initiate an intraprofessional education experience for dental hygiene and dental students...
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385596/relationships-between-course-capture-systems-and-student-performance-in-dental-hygiene-education
#5
Carly J Havner, Mary M Gerkovich, Kimberly K Bray, Marsha A Voelker
Purpose: The aim of this mixed-methods longitudinal study was to assess student perceptions of technology use, and to examine the relationship between technology use and performance as reflected by self-reported student grade point averages. Methods: Students (n=351) enrolled in a dental hygiene program within a dental school located in the mid-western United States were surveyed in three courses from 2008 through 2012 to gather their perceptions regarding usage of a lecture recording system (LRS). Additionally, self-reported grade point averages were collected over the same period of time...
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30385595/advancing-dental-hygiene-education-what-does-research-tell-us-about-the-future-of-dental-hygiene
#6
EDITORIAL
Colleen M Brickle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143550/two-year-randomized-clinical-trial-of-adjunctive-minocycline-microspheres-in-periodontal-maintenance
#7
Amy C Killeen, Jennifer A Harn, Jeffrey Jensen, Fang Yu, Shawn Custer, Richard A Reinhardt
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of repeated scaling and root planing (SRP), with or without locally-delivered minocycline microspheres (MM) on residual pockets in patients undergoing periodontal maintenance (PMT). Methods: Patients on PMT were randomized into two groups for treatment of one posterior interproximal inflamed pocket (≥5 mm) with a history of bleeding on probing every 6 months: SRP plus MM (n=30) or exclusively SRP (n=30). Baseline and 24-month measurements included radiographic interproximal alveolar bone height, probing depths (PD), clinical attachment level (CAL), bleeding on probing (BOP), gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), and salivary interleukin (IL) - 1β, (24 month only)...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143549/assessment-of-michigan-dentists-and-dental-hygienists-perceptions-toward-obtaining-continuing-education-credits-for-volunteering-in-community-based-clinics
#8
Chelsea M Holladay, Anne E Gwozdek
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess dentists' and dental hygienists' current motivation, attitudes, and knowledge regarding volunteering in a non-profit dental setting and the opportunity for earning continuing education (CE) credits. Methods: This cross-sectional study surveyed a convenience sample of dental and dental hygiene professionals from the state of Michigan. A 20-question paper survey was developed and pilot tested. The survey was disseminated to attendees at various component meetings of the dental and dental hygienists' associations in southeastern Michigan...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143548/dental-hygienists-knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-for-patients-with-dental-anxiety
#9
Debra A Drown, Lori J Giblin-Scanlon, Jared Vineyard, Dianne Smallidge, Christine Dominick
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge, education, attitudes, confidence, and practice of dental hygienists providing dental care to adult patients with dental anxiety (DA). Methods: A purposive sample of dental hygienists, using a snowball sampling technique, were recruited through social media sites. Inclusion criteria were limited to actively practicing, registered dental hygienists in the United States (U.S.). The validated survey had 29 questions regarding dental hygienists' knowledge, education, attitudes, confidence, and practice in regards to patients with DA...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143547/effectiveness-of-an-educational-module-on-dental-hygiene-students-attitudes-towards-persons-with-disabilities
#10
Darlene M Jones, Sonya R Miller
Purpose: Persons with disabilities (PWDs) perceive gaps in health care providers' understanding of their health care needs are more likely to delay or not seek health care as compared to persons without disabilities. Oral health is considered an essential component of overall health, however, disparities exist in the United States, especially for persons with disabilities. Improving the education and training of dentists and dental hygienists may contribute to reducing oral health care barriers for PWDs. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether offering an education module about individuals with disabilities would change dental hygiene students' attitudes and capacity for informed empathy for PWDs...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143546/exploring-the-integration-of-the-dental-hygiene-diagnosis-in-entry-level-dental-hygiene-curricula
#11
JoAnn R Gurenlian, Tammy R Sanderson, Kandis Garland, Darlene Swigart
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate how dental hygiene educational programs currently incorporate dental hygiene diagnosis (DHDx) into entry-level, dental hygiene curriculum. Methods: An exploratory, quantitative, descriptive cross-sectional study was designed to assess the extent to which DHDx is integrated into entry-level dental hygiene curriculum. A 30-item survey was designed and content validity established using a subset of dental hygiene faculty and researchers as well as participants from the American Dental Hygienists' Association...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143545/synergy-in-social-action-a-dental-hygiene-theory
#12
Ellen J Rogo
Purpose: The intent of this qualitative study was to construct a new theory for the discipline of dental hygiene. Dental hygienists' experiences while participating in legislative efforts to expand their scope of practice and the provision of direct access to oral care were explored as social action experiences. Methods: A grounded theory approach was used to collect and analyze data. Using semi-structured interviews, data were collected from eight practitioners in three states, who met the inclusion criteria...
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30143544/what-does-research-tell-us-about-the-future-of-dental-hygiene-a-new-classification-of-periodontal-diseases-a-paradigm-shift-for-all
#13
EDITORIAL
Jane L Forrest, Salme E Lavigne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976793/dental-hygienists-readiness-to-screen-for-intimate-partner-violence-in-the-state-of-texas
#14
Sarah A Lemich, Jacqueline J Freudenthal, Karen Neill, Denise M Bowen
Purpose: Limited data document dental hygienists' preparedness for intimate partner violence (IPV) screening and response. The aim of this study was to assess dental hygienists' readiness to screen for IPV and provide baseline information for the realization of action toward addressing IPV. Methods: The Domestic Violence Healthcare Provider Survey (DVHPS) instrument was distributed online to all members of the Texas Dental Hygienists' Association (n=1100). Four hundred fifteen emails were opened and 114 (n=114) surveys were returned for 28% response rate...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976792/educational-and-clinical-experiences-in-administering-local-anesthesia-a-study-of-dental-and-dental-hygiene-students-in-california
#15
Anna N Teeters, JoAnn R Gurenlian, Jacqueline Freudenthal
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in educational preparation and practical educational experiences between dental and dental hygiene students in the administration of local anesthesia (LA) and management of LA related complications in the state of California. Methods: Course instructors responsible for teaching LA or the program directors of the 6 dental schools and 29 dental hygiene programs in California (n=35) were invited to participate in this study. A computer-based descriptive survey, a comparative checklist of LA instruction requirements and semi-structured interviews were used for the data collection...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976791/polypharmacy-and-off-label-drug-use-in-dentistry-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-california-dental-hygienists
#16
Kristen M Stephens, Tara Johnson, JoAnn R Gurenlian
Purpose: This study examined the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of dental hygienists, licensed in the state of California, regarding polypharmacy and off-label drug use for purposes in dentistry. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) related to off-label drug use and polypharmacy via an online survey tool. The study sample included licensed dental hygienists, who were members of the Long Beach and Tri-County Dental Hygienists' Associations located in Southern California (n=360)...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976790/variations-in-periodontal-diagnosis-among-clinicians-dental-hygienists-experiences-and-perceived-barriers
#17
Kelly E French, Kristeen R Perry, Linda D Boyd, Lori J Giblin-Scanlon
Purpose: Research indicates clinicians face barriers when attempting to utilize evidence-based protocols for periodontal disease and periodontal disease diagnosis often varies between dental providers. The purpose of this study was to identify and better understand dental hygienists' perceived barriers and experiences during the process of diagnosing periodontal disease in clinical practice. Methods: This study used a qualitative design and a purposive sample of dental hygienists (n=20). Utilizing a virtual video-conferencing platform, participants logged into focus group sessions to discuss their experiences with diagnosing periodontal disease in clinical practice...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976789/food-security-and-unmet-dental-care-needs-in-adults-in-the-united-states
#18
R Constance Wiener, Usha Sambamoorthi, Chan Shen, Monira Alwhaibi, Patricia Findley
Purpose: Low food security is potentially related to poor dental health and unmet dental care needs. Food security has become a significant public health concern in the United States (U.S.) since the Great Recession beginning in 2007. The purpose of this study is to determine the association between low food security and unmet dental care need in adults in the U.S. Methods: A cross-sectional design with data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011-2012 was used for the study to measure unmet dental care need...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976788/interest-in-dental-hygiene-therapy-a-study-of-dental-hygienists-in-maine
#19
Dianne Smallidge, Linda D Boyd, Lori Rainchuso, Lori J Giblin-Scanlon, Laurence LoPresti
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness of registered dental hygienists (RDHs), licensed in the state of Maine, regarding the midlevel dental hygiene therapist (DHT) provider model and to gather data regarding the degree of interest in enrolling in a DHT program. Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional study design with a non-probability purposive sampling of actively practicing RDHs in the state of Maine (n=1,284) was utilized for the web-based survey. Survey questions included awareness in the passage of DHT legislation, level of interest pursuing education and licensure in this midlevel provider model...
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29976787/change-is-in-the-wind-what-research-tells-us-about-the-future-of-dental-hygiene
#20
EDITORIAL
Hannah L Maxey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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