Christine Rogers of the Capital District (left) received the 2014 ADHA Phi Alpha Journalism Award at the Annual Session in Las Vegas in June. The award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, honors one graduate and one bachelor student for an outstanding manuscript that contributes to the dental hygiene body of knowledge and is of the quality to be published.
Christine's manuscript as a graduate student, “New York State Dental Hygienists’ Perceptions of a Baccalaureate Degree as the Entry-Level Degree Required for Practice,” will be published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, the ADHA’s peer-reviewed journal.
Through an issue of this E-News, many DHASNY members participated in the survey that was part of this project. That's District II Trustee Jaclyn Gleber congratulating Christine.
- Collaboration between nutritionists, dietetic technicians, and oral health care professionals is recommended for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention, in a practice paper, “Oral Health and Nutrition,”
published in June by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. See also, Infographic
- In research announced in June, a University of Florida study found that difficulty understanding and using health information - health literacy - is a key reason contributing to poor oral health in rural, low-income and vulnerable U.S. populations. “Health Literacy: A Pathway to Better Oral Health”
will be published in the July issue of American Journal of Public Health.
- Here is the June newsletter
of the New York One and Only Campaign. DHASNY works with this initiative that promotes injection safety.
Dental Hygienist Survey
Below is an opportunity to participate in a survey for a Fones School dental hygiene student project.
You are invited to participate in a research study titled “A Correlational Study of Dental Hygienists and Therapies to Alleviate Lower Back Pain Associated with MSD.” Dental hygiene students are conducting this study as part of a bachelor’s research course at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Connecticut.
We are currently seeking registered dental hygienists practicing with patient care for a minimum of one year, working a minimum of 15 hours per week and must experience or have experienced lower back pain associated with the profession.
The purpose of this study is to survey a select group of dental hygienists who have participated in various therapies both conventional and alternative to measure the effects for the improvement or elimination of work-related lower back pain associated with musculoskeletal disorder. This survey will consist of several multiple choice questions designed to determine level of pain, time in the profession, age, type of treatment being used, and demographics. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and there will be no monetary compensation for taking part in the ten-minute survey.
The University of Bridgeport Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved the survey, and all information gathered from the data collected including participants’ identity will be kept confidential.
Use the hyperlink below in order to access the survey in which all data will be forwarded to the group for analysis. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Lisa Perry, Yajaira Bolden, Tina Baek, Gabriella Valela
DH Students at the University of Bridgeport