C C Gadbury-Amyot

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PURPOSE The purpose of this report is to describe the process and outcomes of a collaborative, comprehensive preventive oral health program between the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, the Olathe School District and an Extended Care Permit I dental hygienist. The report describes the programs collectively working to provide(More)
This study examined the validity and reliability of portfolio assessment using Messick's unified framework of construct validity. Theoretical and empirical evidence was sought for six aspects of construct validity. Seven faculty raters evaluated twenty student portfolios using a primary trait analysis scoring rubric. A significant relationship (r = .81-.95;(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the home care of noncompliant adolescent orthodontic patients with "poor" oral hygiene could be improved through the use of a deception strategy designed to intentionally induce the Hawthorne effect. This effect is often cited as being responsible for oral health improvements of control groups that receive(More)
A distinct body of literature supports the association between clinical postures of the dental practitioner and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD). Several aids or devices have been tested to improve clinical posture in the interest of decreasing WRMD. The use of magnification lenses while performing dental procedures may increase the quality of(More)
During the past decade, dental hygiene has been challenged to develop conceptual models to define the discipline. Such models can provide a common language and infrastructure for the discipline to define the process of care. Health-Related Quality of Life conceptual models have been adopted by many health professions to assist in planning health-related(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the predictive validity of traditional and nontraditional dental hygiene competency assessment measures on one-shot clinical licensure examinations in a baccalaureate dental hygiene program. Traditional assessment data including overall grade point average (GPA), Clinical GPA, National Board Dental Hygiene(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to describe basic demographics and health belief differences between herb users and nonherb users, any potential herb-drug interactions, and examine the association between dental chart noted and questionnaire self-reported use of herbal remedies. METHODS A 3-part survey instrument was administered to a convenience(More)
The purpose of this report is to describe the general use of clickers as an active learning tool and how they were used in teaching a combined periodontology course for second-year dental and junior dental hygiene students. A survey was used to capture student perceptions following completion of the course. Specific domains were active learning, improved(More)
Globalization is a broad term referring to the increasing connectivity, integration, and interdependence of economies, societies, technologies, cultures, and political and ecological spheres across the world. This position paper was developed by a working group of the 2007 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute. The authors(More)
Studies aimed at examining gender and age differences as they relate to dental anxiety have begun to appear in the literature. The purpose of this investigation was to explore fear and anxiety in a dental hygiene setting and evaluate gender and age differences among four sub-scales of dental hygiene fear. The Dental Hygiene Fear Survey (DHFS) was developed(More)