Interprofessional Education

Semester: Fall

Programs: Dental and Dental Hygiene

Description: Developed in 2017, this intraprofessional experience includes Dental Hygiene students (required - 2nd year) observing an oral diagnosis clinic session led by a Dental student. Observations include person-centered communication and focus on health literacy. Both third year Dental and second year Dental Hygiene students complete a validated instrument measuring perceptions of providing person-centered health information. Dental Hygiene students provide peer review feedback to the Dental students and the Dental students reflect on the feedback received. 

Faculty Contact: Tricia Barker and Chet Smith

Publication: Barker, T.S., Smith, C.A., Waguespack, G.M., Mercante, D.E., & Gunaldo, T.P. (2018). Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement modelJournal of Dental Hygiene92(5).


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