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IFDH Education Academy

Education Academy

The IFDH Education Academy is an international continuing education resource for dental hygienists. Courses are offered on the IFDH Education Academy webpage at discounted rates for IFDH Individual Members and members of IFDH Association Members.

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Is Good Dental Health A Benefit
Experienced By All?

A Live Webinar (1 CE)

8 pm ET (US), September 12th

Oral disease is a health issue experienced by children and adults living in the United States. The burden of poor dental health affects a disproportionate number of the population in the United States. Many of these individuals represent diverse ethnic groups. As dental professionals what can we do to address the oral health needs of diverse population groups? will learn:

Colgate Oral Health Network
  • Understand social determinant factors that influence oral health outcomes
  • Describe the population groups that disproportionately experience oral health disparities
  • Explain recommendations to address the oral health needs of diverse population groups

The Speaker

Su-yan Barrow RDH, MA, MPH, PhD

Su-yan Barrow RDH, MA, MPH, PhD

Dr. Su-yan L. Barrow graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Hostos Community College in 1980. She holds a MA in Health Education from NYU, a MPH from Hunter College and a PhD from Walden University. Dr. Barrow is currently teaching public health graduate students and in clinical dental hygiene practice. She also taught at the University of Melbourne, Australia where she held the position as Senior Lecturer and Dental Hygiene Coordinator in the Bachelor of Oral Health program. Dr. Barrow is a former Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. In 1989 she joined the Dental Hygiene faculty at New York University College of Dentistry where she conducted research and coordinated the Baccalaureate Program. Her teaching and research interests are in public health dentistry, health promotion and cultural competent healthcare with special interest in the social determinants of health. Dr. Barrow has presented at national and international professional meetings, authored articles/case studies and co-authored a text-book chapter on topics relevant to the dental profession.

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Increasing Health Literacy to Reduce Dental Caries.
Are you and your Practice Health Literate?

Dr. Alice Horowitz
Research Associate Professor, PhD, MA, RDH

1 hour in length & 1 CE

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.
Participants will learn:

  • What health literacy is & why it is important
  • How to incorporate important communication skills to increase health literacy among their patients

The webinar will be on the site for a period of 3 years.

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