Health Education, Dental

Publication Title: 
American Journal of Orthodontics

This article describes our current oral health program. This program will continue to change as we learn more effective ways to communicate and offer instruction. The orthodontist and his staff are in a unique position to help patients become concerned about oral health. The cumulative effect of such patient educations is tremendous since hundreds of patients can be affected. Improving the effectiveness of an oral health program is an excellent opportunity to expand our service as health-care practitioners.

Author(s): 
Clark, J. R.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Orthodontics

This article describes our current oral health program. This program will continue to change as we learn more effective ways to communicate and offer instruction. The orthodontist and his staff are in a unique position to help patients become concerned about oral health. The cumulative effect of such patient educations is tremendous since hundreds of patients can be affected. Improving the effectiveness of an oral health program is an excellent opportunity to expand our service as health-care practitioners.

Author(s): 
Clark, J. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Irish Dental Association

In August, 1995 dental treatment was provided in an orphanage in Romania. This treatment took place over three weeks using three different dentists. Two dental nurses served for full the duration. For the last two weeks the team was joined by a dental health educator. All have given accounts of their time in Romania. The patients had various degrees of handicap but generally co-operation for treatment was poor. Most patients needed pre-operative sedation of oral valium. A papoose board was used for restraint.

Author(s): 
Fanning, B.
Gorby, R.
Henshaw, M.
O'Neill, A.
Treacey, C.
Vaughan, K.
Publication Title: 
International Dental Journal

The one-to-one intervention between patient and dentist continues to offer significant opportunities for practitioners to impact positively on their patients' oral health behaviour. A growing body of behavioural science research offers suggestions for maximizing these opportunities.

Author(s): 
Coombs, J. A.
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