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Interprofessional Education: Oral Health in the Medical Curriculum

  • Kurt O. GillilandEmail author
  • Ricardo Padilla
  • Vicki Kowlowitz
  • Lewis Lampiris
  • Thomas Koonce
  • Michael Gilchrist
  • Katharine Ciarrocca
  • Natalie Dunlop
  • Kathryn McTigue
  • Erin Lewchuk
  • Wesley H. Stepp
  • Paul Nielsen Andrews
  • Nicole Damari
  • Rocio Quinonez
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Abstract

Schools of medicine and dentistry on the same geographical campus have an opportunity to promote oral health by training physicians to become more skilled in screening for oral disease in addition to counseling and referring patients to dental health professionals.

Keywords

Dental education Interprofessional education Pre-clinical medical education 

Notes

Funding

This study received funding from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)—internal funding.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that that they have no conflict of interest.

References

  1. 1.
    Ferullo A, Silk H, Savageau JA. Teaching oral health in U.S. medical schools: results of a national survey. Acad Med. 2011;86:226–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Advancing Oral Health in America. In: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. 2011. Available at www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2011/Advancing-Oral-Health-in-America/Advancing%20Oral%20Health%202011%20Report%20Brief.pdf
  3. 3.
    Quinonez RB, Padilla R, Steiner M, Lampiris L, Gilliland K, Kowlowitz V, Dunlop N, McTigue K, Andrews N, Lewchuk E, Damari N, Stepp WH. Oral Health for Primary Care Providers. Video media. Smiles for Life National Oral Health Curriculum. 2017. Available at www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org

Copyright information

© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt O. Gilliland
    • 1
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  • Ricardo Padilla
    • 2
  • Vicki Kowlowitz
    • 2
  • Lewis Lampiris
    • 2
  • Thomas Koonce
    • 1
  • Michael Gilchrist
    • 1
  • Katharine Ciarrocca
    • 2
  • Natalie Dunlop
    • 2
  • Kathryn McTigue
    • 2
  • Erin Lewchuk
    • 1
  • Wesley H. Stepp
    • 1
  • Paul Nielsen Andrews
    • 1
  • Nicole Damari
    • 1
  • Rocio Quinonez
    • 2
  1. 1.UNC School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.UNC School of DentistryChapel HillUSA

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