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Dental Hygiene B.S. Degree Completion Program News

Nancy StannertMs. Nancy Stannert, RDH, BS’14 , a  graduating May 2014 Degree Completion Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene student in the Department of Periodontics, Division  of Dental Hygiene at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry created a DVD training program that teaches nursing assistants in long-term care facilities how to provide oral care to residents.    Ms. Stannert’s video was a year-long capstone project  targeting her interest  in public health, geriatrics,  and addressing the many oral needs of individuals residing in long-term care facilities.  As part of Nancy’s two-semester practicum, she was partnered with the Director of the Frederick County Health Department, an educational affiliate of the School of Dentistry, in Frederick County, Maryland who served as her mentor.  Mr. Douglas Brotherton,  Audio-Visual and  Instructional Technology Specialist, in the UM School of Dentistry Office of Information Technology, provided his videography and educational media expertise in the production of the DVD.


Published Works by University of Maryland BS Degree Completion Dental Hygiene Students
  • Nancy Stannert, RDH, BS'14  published this article for her practicum capstone paper. Stannert NC.  How to develop an oral health educational program for health care attendants in long-term care facilities.  RDH. 2014: 34(8).

  • Melvin Teah, RDH, BS'11 published this article with co-researchers for his practicum capstone paper.  Teah M, Syme SLE, Scheper M, Weikel DS.  The care and management of bisphosphonate - associated osteonecrosis of the jaw in the patient with multiple myeloma:  A case study.  J Dent Hyg. 2013; 87(4): 181-187.
  • Nehal Kanani, RDH, BS'11 co-wrote and published this article for her practicum project.  Osso D, Kanani N.  Antiseptic mouth rinses:  An update on comparative effectiveness, risks and recommendations.  J Dent Hyg. 2013; 87(1)  10-18.