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School of Dental HygienePoints of Pride

Advancing the Mission


$50K

in grants funded 2021-2022

for research and service-learning


$100K

worth of free oral preventive care services

provided to community members annually


9

peer reviewed journal articles

published by faculty in 2021-2022



2021-2022 Academic Year

Grants Funded 2022

  • Bruhn A, Claiborne D, Bradshaw B, Stull S (all equal contributors). Dental Health Summer Institute. Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Educational Programmatic Grant (DDVA). $31,000: ($20,000 received January 2022 and $11,000 received June 2022). *Grant resulted in a scholarship initiated by Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation to the ODU School of Dental Hygiene
  • Suedbeck J (PI), Ludwig E, and Russell D. "Ergonomic Instrument Selection for Dental Hygiene Students". The Johns Hopkins NIOSH Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health Pilot Project Research Training Award. $10,000. January 2021.
  • Bradshaw B (Principal Investigator). Submitted on December 10, 2021 to Old Dominion University Libraries Faculty Research Grant Program. [Intramural]. Proposal Title: "New Library Acquisitions to Strengthen Holdings within the Forensics Discipline". Total amount of project: $2,098.80; full award given to Bradshaw B in January 2022.

Grants Funded 2021

  • Bradshaw B (Principal Investigator), Voelker M (Investigator). Inclusive dates of project period: April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Funding Agency: American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO). [Extramural]. Proposal Title: "Allied Dental Professionals' Identification Accuracy of Burned Teeth". Total amount of project award: $3,000.00; full award given to Bradshaw B on December 20, 2021.
  • Claiborne, D. [PI], Shuman, D [Co-I], Sullivan, M [Co-I]. Zhang, Q [Co-I]. Examining Low-income Caregivers' Knowledge and Comprehension of Pediatric Dental Terminology Associated with the Dental Caries Process: Mixed-Methods Approach. Institute for Oral Health, American Dental Hygienists' Association. $4,000.00 August 2021 (for project implementation 2021-2022).
  • Hunt, A. (PI), Bruhn, A. Enhancing Dental Hygiene Students' Clinical Education Through Instrumentation Videos. Faculty Innovator Grant, Center for Learning and Teaching. $2,200 December 2021.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 2022

  • Laurence S, Melvin L, Bruhn A. Oral health management for patients with autism spectrum disorder. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 2022; 20(2):34-39
  • Laurence S, Melvin L, Bruhn A. Oral health management for patients with autism spectrum disorder. Decisions in Dentistry 2022; 8(3):35-38[Re-print from the February 2022 Dimensions of Dental Hygiene].
  • Ludwig E, Tolle SL, Suedbeck J. Color-Blind Racial Attitudes in Practicing Dental Hygienists. JDH 96(2):25-34, 2022
  • Burns H, Tolle SL, Suedbeck J. Ludwig E. Attitudes of VA Dental Hygienists Towards Dental Therapists. JDH. 96(1):55-63,2022
  • Claiborne, D., Chen, C., Zhang, Q. (January 2022). Caregivers' Report of Preventive Dental Visits and Services for U.S. WIC-participating and non- Participating Children. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 82(1), 72-78

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 2021

  • Hendricks L, Suedbeck J, Claiborne D. Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Improve the Oral Health of Older Adults. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Apr 2021. 19(4): 32-35
  • Bradshaw B, Jones K, Westerdale-McInnis JM, Gaff H. Orofacial Manifestations of Lyme Disease: A Systematic Review. Journal of Dental Hygiene. August 2021; 95(4): 23-31
  • Newcomb, T.L., Bruhn, A.M., Suedbeck, J., Hunt, A.W. (Oct 2021). Make a Patient (MAP): A Simulation-based Solution for Clinical Readiness in Dental Hygiene Students. Journal of Dental Education.
  • Hunt, A.W., Lintag, K. (Nov 2021) Prevention and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Dental Hygienists. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 19(11):8-11.
  • Howell AL, Tolle SL, Ludwig EA, Claiborne DM. Attitudes of Virginia Dentists Toward Dental Therapists: A pilot Study. Journal of Dental Hygiene. December 2021; 95(6): 6-12.

Peer Reviewed Published Abstracts

  • Ludwig E, Suedbeck J, and Tolle SL. Dental hygiene program directors and burnout. [Abstract]. Journal of Dental Education. February 2021; 85(2): 248.
  • Bradshaw B, Jones K, Westerdale-McInnis J, Gaff H. Orofacial Manifestations of Lyme Disease: A Systematic Review. [Abstract]. Journal of Dental Hygiene. August 2021; 95(4): 81.
  • Claiborne D.M., Durgampudi, P., Akpinar-Elci, M., Patel, P. (January 2021). Health Profession Students' Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Education Through Learning. [PO-097]. Journal of Dental Education.
  • Vest S, Bradshaw B, Voelker M, Bruhn A, Newcomb T, Sikdar S. Allied Dental Students' Disaster Victim Identification Learning Outcomes Following a Multimedia Learning Module. [Abstract]. International Symposium on Dental Hygiene Abstract Book. August 11, 2022.
  • Vest S, Bradshaw B, Newcomb T, Bruhn A, Voelker M, Sikdar, S. "Allied Dental Students' DVI Learning Outcomes Following A Multimedia Module." [Abstract]. Journal of Dental Education. February 2022,
    86(2):209-210.
  • Cenzon K, Bruhn A, Claiborne D, Bobzien J. "Simulated Virtual Training (SVT) to Improve Treatment

Presentations (*Presenter)

  • Ludwig E, Tolle S.L "The Mediating Effect of Empathy on Color-Blind Racial Attitudes in Dental Hygiene Students" International Symposium On Dental Hygiene. Dublin, Ireland
  • Ludwig E, Tolle S.L. Suedbeck J. "Color Blind Racial Attitudes in Practicing Dental Hygienists". International Symposium On Dental Hygiene Dublin, Ireland
  • Claiborne, D., Durgampudi, P., Akpinar-Elci, M., Dumadag, A. "Engaging Students in Virtual Interprofessional Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic." [Accepted Poster Presentation]. American Dental Education Association, Annual Session and Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA (March 19-22, 2022).
  • Bradshaw, B, Hunt, AW, Ludwig, EA, Newcomb, T. "Dental Hygiene Students' Matching Accuracy When Comparing Antemortem Dental Radiographs and Oral Photos to Simulated Postmortem WinID3 Records." American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Conference. Seattle, WA. February 2022.
  • Vest S, Bradshaw B, Newcomb T, Bruhn A, Voelker M, Sikdar, S. "Allied Dental Students' DVI Learning Outcomes Following A Multimedia Module." Poster Presentation. American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 20, 2022.
  • Hobbs, A, Bruhn A (faculty mentor). "The Student Has Become the Teacher." Oral Presentation. American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 21, 2022.
  • Cenzon, K., Bruhn, A., Claiborne, D., Bobzien, J. "Simulated Virtual Training to Improve Treatment for Children with ASD." [Poster Presentation]. American Dental Education Association, Annual Session and Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA (March 19-22, 2022).
  • Suedbeck J, Bradshaw B, Bruhn A, Newcomb T. "Active Shooter Preparedness: A Survey of Health Science Students." Poster Presentation. American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Allied Dental Program Director's Conference. Portland, OR. June 4, 2022.
  • ‡Vest S*, Bradshaw B, Voelker M, Bruhn A, Newcomb T, Sinjini S. Allied Dental Students' DVI Learning Outcomes Following a Multimedia Module. [Research Poster, National Conference]. Dentsply Sirona/ADHA Graduate Student Clinician's Research Program. American Dental Hygienists' Association 99th Annual Session in Louisville, KY. Presented on June 23, 2022.
  • Claiborne, D., Bruhn, A., Cenzon, K., Bobzien, J. "Improving Dental Hygiene Students' Knowledge and Confidence to Approach Dental Care for Children with ASD Through Scenario-based Online Learning." [Poster Presentation]. International Federation of Dental Hygiene, International Symposium on Dental Hygiene, Dublin, Ireland (August 12, 2022).
  • Vest S, Bradshaw B, Voelker M, Bruhn A, Newcomb T, Sikdar, S. "Allied Dental Students' DVI Learning Outcomes Following A Multimedia Module." Poster Presentation. International Symposium on Dental Hygiene. Dublin, Ireland. August 11, 2022. *Poster won first place in the New Research category.
  • Suedbeck J, Bruhn A(equal contributors). "Effective Clinical Grading Through Virtual Faculty Calibration Methods." Oral Presentation. International Dental Hygiene Educator's Forum, Dublin, Ireland. August 10, 2022.

Textbooks

  • Thomson EM, Bruhn A. Exercises in Oral Radiography Techniques: A Laboratory Manual, 4th edition. 2018. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson.
  • Bruhn A. Contributing author In Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 10th edition. 2018. Thomson EM and Johnson ON.

Book Chapters

  • Bruhn A. Three-dimensional Imaging. Chapter 31. In Essentials of Dental Radiography for Dental Assistants and Hygienists, 10th edition. 2018. Thomson EM and Johnson ON.
  • Tolle SL Dental Hygiene Care For Patients with Special Needs. (Chapter19) Darby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene. St. Louis, Missouri, 2022, Elsevier.

Creative Works

  • Newcomb T, Bruhn A, Giles B, Garcia H (Equal Contributors). "Novel 3-D Printed Radiographic Imaging Device for Use in Forensic Odontology". Provisional Patent. Filed on April 2016, April 2017.

Editorial Board Members

Journal of Dental Hygiene Editorial Review Board

  • Denise Claiborne

Journal of Dental Hygiene Reviewer at Large

  • Ann M. Bruhn

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Advisory Board

  • Lynn Tolle

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Peer Review Panel

  • Ann M. Bruhn
  • Denise M. Claiborne
  • Amber W. Hunt
  • Emily Ludwig
  • Tara L. Newcomb



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