ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Winter 2011: Oral Health Literacy

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Oral Health Literacy
Guest Perspective: Dr. Dushanka V. Kleinman, Integrating Health Literacy in Dental Education
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Integrating Health Literacy in Dental Education

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By Dushanka V. Kleinman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and former Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service

Upon first hearing the phrase "health literacy" years ago, I thought I understood its meaning. The words were not... Click Here To Read More

Campus Spotlight: University of Maryland

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It is no wonder that people at the University of Maryland (UMD) understand that oral health literacy plays an integral role in promoting overall health. The University's School of Public Health is home to The Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy. There, researcher Dr.... Click Here To Read More

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Y. Lee

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When it comes to dental caries in very young children, Jessica Y. Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H., draws a blunt conclusion. "Dental cavities in young children are preventable," she insists. "The disconnect in the way we communicate with our patients and what they understand is the problem."

To support her contention, this Associate Professor... Click Here To Read More

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