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Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378807/compensation-and-position-characteristics-of-dental-hygiene-program-directors
#1
Cori M Pacanins, Katelyn J Thomson, Amy E Coplen, Kathryn P Bell
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to collect information about dental hygiene program directors (PD) in order to create a comprehensive position profile for the profession and add to the current literature regarding employment trends and compensation in dental hygiene education. Information gained through this study addresses a gap in the literature and could be utilized by current and future educators considering a dental hygiene program director role or for recruitment purposes.Methods: An electronic survey, consisting of 38 items addressing areas including job characteristics, requirements, compensation, and anticipated retirement, was sent to PDs of all the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental hygiene programs in the United States (n=314)...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378806/the-value-of-interprofessional-education-assessing-the-attitudes-of-dental-hygiene-administrators-and-faculty
#2
Cristina Casa-Levine
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of dental hygiene administrators and faculty members about the value of interprofessional education (IPE) within dental hygiene curricula and to determine whether administrator and faculty perspectives were associated with their professional role, gender, experience, knowledge about IPE, and their use of collaborative teaching strategies.Methods: A 34-question survey was used to evaluate dental hygiene administrators' and faculty knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to IPE...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378805/patients-willingness-to-participate-in-rapid-hiv-testing-a-pilot-study-in-three-new-york-city-dental-hygiene-clinics
#3
Susan H Davide, Anthony J Santella, Winnie Furnari, Petal Leuwaisee, Marilyn Cortell, Bhuma Krishnamachari
Purpose: One in eight people living with an HIV infection in the United States is unaware of their status. Rapid HIV testing (RHT) is an easily used and accepted screening tool that has been introduced in a limited number of clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate patient acceptability, certainty of their decision, and willingness to pay for screening if RHT was offered in university-based dental hygiene clinics.Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 426 patients at three dental hygiene clinics in New York City over a period of four months...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378804/hookah-smoking-assessing-college-students-behaviors-attitudes-and-knowledge
#4
Trisha M Krenik-Matejcek, Angela L Monson, Brigette R Cooper
Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess college students' behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge regarding hookah smoking.Methods: A convenience sample of 200 students from various majors, including allied health and nursing students, was used to conduct this study at a university located in the Midwestern United States. Respondents were asked about any past, current, and future hookah smoking behaviors. Likert-scale questions were used to assess attitudes regarding hookah smoking. Respondents were also asked ten questions regarding the history of and health effects of hookah smoking...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378803/oral-manifestations-of-menopause-an-interprofessional-intervention-for-dental-hygiene-and-physician-assistant-students
#5
Windy L Rothmund, Ann D O'Kelley-Wetmore, Merri L Jones, Michael B Smith
Purpose: Interprofessional education (IPE) is a means of fostering integration and collaboration between health care professions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an IPE educational module on dental hygiene (DH) and physician assistants (PA) students' knowledge of the oral manifestations of menopause and overall confidence in treating these conditions.Methods: A convenience sample of DH and PA students was used for this mixed-method study. Quantitative data was collected with pre- and post-tests using a modified Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Survey (RIPLS) and a principle investigator (PI)-designed knowledge of menopause test, to determine the students' attitudes and learning levels...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378802/assessing-the-use-of-loupes-and-lights-in-dental-hygiene-educational-programs
#6
Michelle C Arnett, Anne E Gwozdek, Sahira Ahmed, Hunter D Beaubien, Kristen B Yaw, Iwonka T Eagle
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the use of loupes and lights in dental hygiene programs, to assess why they are being used, and to evaluate at what point in time they are introduced to students within the curriculum.Methods: A 20 question survey was developed and pilot tested. The survey was disseminated electronically to 335 dental hygiene program directors in the United States. Frequency distributions were analyzed to provide an overview of the data and Fisher's Exact Test was used to investigate differences between technical/community college programs and university-based programs...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378801/impact-of-operator-positioning-on-musculoskeletal-disorders-and-work-habits-among-mississippi-dental-hygienists
#7
Rebecca M Barry, Ann E Spolarich, Mark Weber, Denise Krause, William D Woodall, Jessica H Bailey
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess impact of operator positioning on the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and workforce issues among practicing dental hygienists in the state of Mississippi.Methods: The sample consisted of all dental hygienists (n=1,553) licensed in the state of Mississippi. A modified 47 item, online version of the Standardized Nordic Questionnaire was used to document the following: types of MSDs, practice history, operator positioning, ergonomic work habits and the impact of MSDs on workforce issues...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378800/growth-change%C3%A2-and-gratitude
#8
EDITORIAL
Rebecca S Wilder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118281/a-comparison-of-efficiency-and-material-wear-of-diamond-plated-versus-ceramic-sharpening-stones
#9
Heather M Hessheimer, Jeffrey B Payne, Laura E Shaw, Erica M Spanyers, Mark W Beatty
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare sharpening efficiency and metal (carbon steel) removal from scalers using two types of synthetic sharpening stones: ceramic and diamond-plated. Previous research used scanning electron microscopy alone to measure instrument sharpness. Additionally, no research has been reported on the use of diamond-plated sharpening stones.Methods: Fifteen threaded, double-ended H6/H7 scalers were randomly divided into three groups of ten: control, ceramic stone, and diamond-plated stone...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118280/association-between-social-anxiety-with-oral-hygiene-status-and-tongue-coating-among-patients-with-subjective-halitosis
#10
Jenisha Patel, Suhas Kulkarni, Dolar Doshi, Padma Reddy, Srikanth Reddy, Adepu Srilatha
Purpose: Halitosis is a universal affliction suffered by many individuals irrespective of age, sex and social status. Concern about oral malodor can significantly impede an individual's personal, professional and public life which can lead to the development of social anxiety. The present study was undertaken to assess the association between social anxiety with oral hygiene status and tongue coating among patients with subjective halitosis.Methods: A total of 321(n=321) subjects were self-recruited to participate in this IRB approved study...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118279/measuring-the-impact-of-cultural-competence-training-for-dental-hygiene-students
#11
Heather N Daugherty, Rachel C Kearney
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure the change in levels of knowledge of providing culturally competent care and self-assessed cultural competence of senior level dental hygiene students after the implementation of an online cultural competence training module.Methods: Twenty-eight members of the senior class of 31 dental hygiene students (N=28) volunteered to participate in this IRB approved study at the Ohio State University School of Dentistry. The students took the online Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence- Student Version (IAPCC-SV), to assess their self-perceived cultural competence...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118278/oral-health-status-of-independent-older-adults-in-texas-an-observational-study-comparing-urban-and-rural-areas
#12
Julie L Martin, Linda D Boyd, Helena Tapias-Perdigón, Lisa M LaSpina
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the oral health needs of community-dwelling older adults participating in congregate meal centers and to determine whether differences exist in the oral health needs of older adult populations residing in urban versus rural communities in the state of Texas.Methods: Study participants were recruited at 6 congregate meal centers located in identified rural and urban communities in the greater metropolitan area of Austin, Texas. (N=78) Participants completed a validated, modified questionnaire containing 20 items on the following topics: self-reported oral health, tooth loss, dental insurance, frequency of dental visits, time since last dental visit, access to dental care, dry mouth, and oral cancer screening...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118277/impact-of-state-workforce-policies-on-underserved-patients-access-to-dental-care-a-longitudinal-study
#13
Hannah L Maxey, Connor W Norwood, Johannah B O'Connell, Ziyue Liu
Purpose: Dental diseases are almost entirely preventable, but discrepancies in access to oral healthcare limit the effectiveness of preventive interventions. Dental hygienists are strategically positioned to improve access to preventive dental procedures; however, state workforce policies determine their permitted clinical tasks.Methods: This study cross-referenced oral healthcare service use at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) between 2004 and 2012 with the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI), which quantifies the various aspects of state policy environments for the dental hygiene workforce...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118276/factors-associated-with-the-economic-sustainability-of-the-registered-dental-hygienist-in-alternative-practice
#14
Sara L Coppola, Danielle Furgeson, Margherita Fontana, Janet S Kinney, Anne E Gwozdek
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate key factors associated with the economic sustainability of the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP).Methods: An invitation to participate in a 38-question electronic survey was sent via postal mail to 440 RDHAP licentiate addressees obtained through the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC). Legal restrictions did not allow for obtaining the RDHAP licentiate email addresses from the DHCC. The survey was disseminated via email to the 254 RDHAPs who were members of the California Dental Hygienists' Association...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118275/a-mid-level-dental-provider-in-oregon-dental-hygienists-perceptions
#15
Amy E Coplen, Kathryn Bell, Gail L Aamodt, Lynn Ironside
Purpose: Many states are exploring alternative provider models and examining the role of the dental hygienist to address access to care challenges as the United States continues to face increasing demands for oral healthcare services. The purpose of this study was to assess dental hygienists' opinions in the state of Oregon regarding the current limitations of dental hygienists' scope of practice, perceived need for a mid-level provider in Oregon, and personal interest in becoming a mid-level provider.Methods: In December 2013 a survey was mailed to a sample of 1,231 dental hygienists registered in Oregon representing 30% of the licentiates...
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118274/the-role-of-the-dental-hygiene-profession-reducing-the-risk-of-obesity-one-sweetened-beverage-at-a-time
#16
EDITORIAL
Lisa F Mallonee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118084/perceptions-of-registered-dental-hygienists-in-alternative-practice-regarding-silver-diamine-fluoride
#17
Salina K Chhokar, Lory Laughter, Dorothy J Rowe
Purpose: Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an inexpensive, non-invasive, antimicrobial liquid used to treat carious lesions and decrease sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of registered dental hygienists in alternative practice (RDHAP) regarding the use of SDF to treat dental caries.Methods: A 16-item survey designed to evaluate RDHAP's familiarity and perceptions of SDF was electronically distributed to 222 RDHAPs practicing in the state of California. A survey research software program collected and tabulated responses, calculated response frequencies for each survey item, and determined statistical relationships among variables, using cross tabulation analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118083/the-effect-of-magnification-loupes-on-dental-hygienists-posture-while-exploring
#18
Emily A Ludwig, Gayle B McCombs, Susan L Tolle, Daniel M Russell
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of dental magnification loupes on posture during instrumentation.Methods: A convenience sample of 27 right-handed dental hygienists, with no prior history of injuries or disabilities of the head, neck, or trunk region, enrolled in the study. Baseline posture calibration was taken and tri-axial accelerometers were placed on four locations of the head and trunk (occipital region of head; cervical vertebrae C5; thoracic vertebrae T5; lumbar vertebrae L1) to measure acceleration and the orientation of the body to gravity...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118082/health-literacy-approaches-to-improving-communication-between-dental-hygienists-and-patients-for-hpv-related-oral-cancer-prevention
#19
Erika L Thompson, Ellen M Daley, Cheryl A Vamos, Alice M Horowitz, Frank A Catalanotto, Rita D DeBate, Laura K Merrell, Stacey B Griner, Coralia Vazquez-Otero, Nolan S Kline
Purpose: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has been identified as a causal agent for oropharyngeal cancers, suggesting a new role for dental hygienists in HPV-related cancer prevention strategies. Health literacy assessment is an approach that can be used to understand providers' informational assets and needs for educating and discussing HPV prevention with patients. This study aimed to understand dental hygienists' level of health literacy regarding HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.Methods: Four focus group sessions with dental hygienists (n=48) were conducted at a national conference...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118081/perceptions-of-dental-hygienists-and-dentists-about-preventing-early-childhood-caries-a-qualitative-study
#20
Alice M Horowitz, Dushanka V Kleinman, Wendy Child, Sarah D Radice, Catherine Maybury
Purpose: The objective of this qualitative pilot study was to gain an in-depth understanding of dental hygienists and dentists perspectives regarding children's oral health and what needs to be done to prevent early childhood caries (ECC), the most frequent chronic disease of childhood.Methods: A skilled facilitator conducted four focus groups and four phone interviews with 20 dental hygienists and 17 dentists practicing in a variety of locations within the state of Maryland. The interview guide was based on results from previous state-wide surveys of dental hygienists and dentists...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
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