UNM Division of Dental Hygiene Holds Conference for Dental Public Health Educators

Dental educators from around the country and around the world will be gathering at UNM Division of Dental Hygiene's annual Dental Public Health Workshop Wednesday, September 29 to Friday, October1. The course, "Network with the Educators," will provide dental hygiene educators teaching strategies and techniques unique to teaching dental public health and to help educators teach students to provide social change in the area of dental care delivery.

This conference is the only one of its kind, participants will learn about dental care delivery in the United States and other countries, legislative initiatives in dental public health, health education theories and principles, cultural diversity and sensitivity, strategies to help students practice tobacco cessation education, tailoring projects around the Healthy People 2010 objectives and the Surgeon General's report and call to action, and oral epidemiology and dental hygiene research.

This workshop emphasizes networking groups to help educators enhance their course, share ideas and brainstorm solutions to teaching dilemmas. These networking groups further strengthen teaching concepts for dental public health educators.


The University of New Mexico, Division of Dental Hygiene is organizationally housed within the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine. It is unique, in that the UNM Dental Hygiene Program is the only dental hygiene program in the United States, housed within a Medical School. This creates unique opportunities for interdisciplinary education and practice for dental hygiene students.

Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3322

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