Christine M Farrell

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UNLABELLED Health care reform, the changing public health environment, and a lack of clarity about what defines a 'public health professional' create challenges as well as opportunities for dental hygienists who wish to pursue positions or careers in public health. BACKGROUND Although many studies have been conducted about dental hygienists in clinical(More)
The health care system is undergoing transformation in which oral health is not only valued as an aspect of overall health, but health care delivery systems are aligning to better deliver total patient care. As a result of this transformation, education for many non-dental professionals incorporates oral health content to prepare them to practice in(More)
In 2005, Public Act No. 161 (PA 161) was passed in Michigan, allowing dental hygienists to practice in approved public dental prevention programs to provide services for underserved populations while utilizing a collaborative agreement with a supervising dentist. The aims of this study were to assess how well dental and dental hygiene students and faculty(More)
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