Deanne Shuman

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PURPOSE This study examined the effects of a widely used (Delton Pit & Fissure Sealant - Light Cure Opaque, DENTSPLY Professional, York, PA) pit and fissure sealant material on bisphenol A (BPA) levels in blood and saliva, among both low and high-dose groups over time. METHODS A convenience sample of 30 adults from the Old Dominion University population(More)
Due to the oral/systemic nature of eating disorders, this serious health issue requires comprehensive patient assessment and coordinated health treatment. The purpose of this study was to assess the breadth and depth of eating disorder and comprehensive care within the dental and dental hygiene curriculum. Survey data were collected from deans of U.S.(More)
Research productivity is a major criterion for measuring academic performance in most universities today. Because of heavy teaching loads, dental hygiene faculty often have difficulty allocating adequate time to conduct research. Thus, professional advancement might be impeded since faculty may be less productive in the research area than is desired by the(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine school policies, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) -related content areas, and curricula hours devoted to AIDS study in accredited schools of dental hygiene. The sample included all 217 accredited programs in the United States and Canada. Eighty-five percent (184) of the sample completed the 10-item(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the implementation of eco-friendly dental office strategies by Jordanian dentists. METHODS Self-designed questionnaires were provided to 150 dentists working in private dental practices in the city of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Dentists' names and addresses were obtained from the Jordanian Dental Association. RESULTS Overall,(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess attitudes of dental hygienists toward continuing education (CE) in two states: Kentucky, a state with mandatory continuing education (MCE), and Virginia, a state without MCE. A self-designed, 13-item, attitudinal questionnaire was sent to a random sample of licensed hygienists in Kentucky and Virginia. Of the 400(More)
PURPOSE This study sought to determine the type and amount of instruction on behavioral management of anxious clients in dental hygiene curricula, the instructional differences between associate and baccalaureate programs, and the opinions of educators regarding behavioral management. METHODS A 19-item questionnaire was mailed to the directors of 210(More)
Despite anti-discriminatory legislation, academic women in the 1980s have not achieved equality, and continue to face diverse problems advancing in an academic system based on a patriarchal paradigm. The purpose of this paper is to provide dental hygiene faculty with insight, awareness, and understanding into four major problem areas that influence women's(More)