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Increasing health literacy to reduce Dental Caries. Are you and your practice health literate?

Increasing health literacy to reduce Dental Caries. Are you and your practice health literate?

Increasing health literacy to reduce Dental Caries. Are you and your practice health literate?

Dr. Alice Horowitz Research Associate Professor, PhD, MA, RDH
Dr. Alice Horowitz Research Associate Professor, PhD, MA, RDH
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

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Content will include background and update on oral health literacy and its potential impact on decreasing dental caries, especially among pregnant women and their children.

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What health literacy is & why it is important How to incorporate important communication skills to increase health literacy among their patients
Dr. Alice Horowitz Research Associate Professor, PhD, MA, RDH

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Dr. Alice Horowitz Research Associate Professor, PhD, MA, RDH
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

A health educator, Dr. Horowitz formerly was a senior scientist, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Health (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She earned her RDH, BA and her MA from the University of Iowa and her PhD from the University of Maryland. She worked in dental caries prevention and early detection in the National Caries Program, NIDR. While at the NIDCR she organized the Consensus Development Conference, on Pit and Fissure Sealants and co-organized one on Dental Caries Diagnosis and Management. Dr. Horowitz was instrumental in initiating the need to address health literacy in dentistry and was one of the authors of the first NIH Program Announcement addressing health literacy. She organized the NIDCR’s workshop on oral health literacy and co-authored the resultant findings. Currently she is a Co-Chair of the Education/health literacy Sub-Committee of the Maryland Dental Action Coalition, a group commissioned by Maryland’s Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, John Colmers following the tragic and untimely death of Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy who died in 2007 because of an untreated dental infection. She serves as the PI of the Maryland statewide oral health literacy needs assessment study. She served on a recent Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) panel, Advancing Oral Health in America and contributed several invited presentations to the IOM’s Round Table on Health Literacy. She has published over 130 scientific papers and book chapters and is the recipient of several awards. Dr. Horowitz conceptualized, designed and conducted the study, Health Literacy Environmental Scans of Community-based Dental Clinics in Maryland.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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