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  • Dental Hygienist
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Karen D. Hallisey, DMD
Item#: L0904
Contents: 1 Course Book (28 pages)
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Social Determinants of Pediatric Oral Health

Price $29.95
Item # L0904
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Release Date: November 8, 2018

Expiration Date: November 8, 2021

This intermediate-level course will provide an overview of the significant effect of the social determinants of oral health on children, including socioeconomic status (SES), family structure, social environment, culture and healthcare delivery systems. The course will also examine the significant oral health inequalities that exist among children and the importance of social environment on oral health outcomes.


AGD Subject Code: 430

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

Course Objectives

  • Define the key areas of social determinants of pediatric oral health.
  • Describe the research directions to improve prevention and care.

Karen D. Hallisey, DMD, is the dental planner at Western Schools. She received her undergraduate degree at Saint Michael’s College in 1997 before earning her DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. Dr. Hallisey is a licensed dentist in the state of Massachusetts and is a mem­ber of both the Massachusetts Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She worked as a general dentist in private practice for ten years before deciding to enter the realm of higher education. Along with being the Dental Planner here at Western Schools, Dr. Hallisey is an associate professor and the Supervising Dentist in the Regis College Department of Dental Hygiene. There she teaches medical emergencies to first year students, pharmacology to second year students, and also serves as the super­vising dentist in the second year clinic.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.