The Heartland Institute: States Could Expand Dental Care Access With Midlevel Providers
One solution to state oral health care provider shortages is giving dentists greater discretion to use dental therapists and dental hygienists.
MS Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, CT
BS Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, CT
AS Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, CT
My teaching style includes active learning strategies such as peer teaching, brainstorming, and group problem solving. I employ a lot of technology in my teaching to try to keep students engaged and active in the learning process.
My research interests include diabetes and its effects on oral health. Diabetes is an insidious disease and has a detrimental effect on all body systems. Recent research demonstrates not only does diabetes cause oral health to deteriorate, but that poor oral health makes diabetes worse. Other areas of research interest include best practices in clinical teaching and incorporating laser into dental hygiene periodontal therapy.