Patients with mental illness tend to experience higher oral diseases
and poorer treatment outcomes compared to other patients. Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine will lead a team of
health care professionals to investigate the possible link between mental
health issues and poor oral health.
At an advisory board meeting for the Carl Sandburg
College’s Dental Hygiene Program a few years ago, one dentist noted the need to
train incoming hygienists on office etiquette and professionalism. That sparked the idea for the
Employability Skills Academy to be included as an option for students.
Since 2005, the Northwest Dental Residency Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program has addressed the challenges practicing dentists face by providing advanced training, cutting-edge technologies and breaking down barriers to advanced dental services in rural communities and the patients in need.
5 Questions With … Dr. James R. Lott
The Assistant Dean of Education and Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry shares the best career advice he ever received.