Relevant Thesis-Based Degree Programs
Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters
Dental Public Health (Underserved-access to care, Marginalization, Community-based participatory research, Stigma and Discrimination); Health Policy; Dental Education (Community Service Learning, Reflective Journaling, Teaching Pedagogies, Social Responsibility); Dental Geriatrics (Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Frailty, Access to care), COVID-19 (vaccine hesitancy).
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Graduate Student Supervision
Doctoral Student Supervision
Dissertations completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest dissertations.
Background: Pregnancy may increase the risk for developing oral diseases especially periodontal disease and dental caries, both diseases are largely preventable. Oral health promotion within an integrated care approach is included in the British Columbia (BC) prenatal care pathway. The approach for achieving this integration is however not.Objectives: The primary aim of this thesis is to explore strategies for integrating preventive oral healthcare into routine prenatal care in BC from the perspective of pregnant women and health care providers in prenatal and oral healthcare. The secondary aims are to explore the barriers and facilitators of integration, and to refine an existing model for oral health integration during prenatal care.Methods: The thesis included a scoping review, followed by qualitative studies with pregnant women and health care providers in prenatal and oral healthcare. The qualitative study framed under a social constructivist lens was conducted among 39 participants in BC using semi-structured interviews. An inductive thematic analysis was used with NVivo® software. Memos, field notes, member-checking, and an audit trail contributed to the study credibility and trustworthinessResults: From the 35 articles included in the scoping review, one model of care was identified and the most common type of integration reported was linkages. The study participants favored including oral health check-ups as a component of prenatal assessments. They suggested that prenatal providers should offer oral health education and utilize screening questions during prenatal care. They advocated the establishment of referral systems, while proposing coverage of basic oral health services via the Medical Services Plan. Regarding the model of care, including facilitators and barriers to integrated care and clear communication strategies for interprofessional collaboration were suggested. This led to development of a new portrayal of oral care integration during pregnancy for BC. Conclusion: The scoping review highlighted that limited evidence exists on integrating oral health during prenatal care. Most of the participants in the qualitative studies supported integrating preventive oral health in routine prenatal services in BC. The study findings indicate that integrating oral health in routine prenatal care might be feasible in BC.
Objectives: To conduct an environmental scan of unmet dental treatment needs and patterns of dental service utilization of People Living with Immunodeficiency Virus (PLWHIV) in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Methods: An online environmental scan identified services available for PLWHIV in BC. Participants were asked to respond anonymously to a 40-item questionnaire. Associations between the psychosocial factors and outcome variables were evaluated using simple and multiple logistic regression analyses.Results: A total of 104 HIV organizations were identified in BC and less than 3% of the organizations offered dental care. Most of the services identified were distributed within the geographical location of Vancouver Coastal Health which has the highest prevalence of PLHIV in BC. Amongst the 186 participants who responded to the survey, majority of the respondents were male (n = 118; 63%) and were born in Canada (n = 116; 68%). Approximately 40% (n = 74) rated the health of their mouth as fair/poor and 60% (n = 112) reported having one or more unmet dental treatment need. In multiple logistic regression analysis, dental anxiety (OR = 0.1; 95% CI 0.0; 0.4), having a regular dentist (OR = 3.7; 95% CI 1.1; 12.6) and visiting a dental office in the last year (OR = 21.6; 95% CI 6.1; 76.5) were the strongest predictors for the unmet dental treatment needs and last dental visit. Conclusion: Services in general might be available where PLHIV live, but fall short in other areas; dental services are lacking across BC despite participants having high treatment needs.
Master's Student Supervision
Theses completed in 2010 or later are listed below. Please note that there is a 6-12 month delay to add the latest theses.
Objectives: Immunocompromised individuals face heightened risks from vaccine-preventable diseases, including People Living with HIV (PLHIV), who are further vulnerable due to socio-economic and comorbidity factors, as underscored by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This study employed a scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators to vaccination in immunocompromised individuals. It also includes a cross-sectional study focused on COVID-19 vaccines in PLHIV to highlight socio-economic and health-related factors influencing vaccine uptake and hesitancy.Methods: The scoping review was guided by the Joanna Briggs Institute’s framework encompassing studies published between January 1974 and July 25, 2022, in academic databases and grey-literature sources. Subsequently, a 34-item anonymous survey was distributed to PLHIV via e-newsletters through HIV/AIDS-related organisations in British Columbia. The survey, conducted between November 2022 and January 2023, collected information on socio-demographics, COVID-19-vulnerability factors, HIV indicators, and vaccine hesitancy scores using the validated adult Vaccine Hesitancy Scale. Descriptive (means and frequencies) and inferential statistics, including ANOVA and Binary logistic regression, were conducted to detect factors associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and vaccine uptake. Significant level (p500copies [aOR=0.197], belief in vaccine importance [aOR=0.514], trust in Health Canada's information [aOR=0.494], and concerns about vaccine adverse effects [aOR=0.349].Conclusions: My study highlights that immunocompromised individuals' vaccination behaviours are influenced by health-related factors, such as concerns about vaccine safety and reliance on physicians’ recommendations due to limited vaccine knowledge. These insights are pivotal in formulating effective public health policies and interventions that address safety concerns and knowledge gaps to support informed vaccination decisions, ultimately fostering vaccine uptake and maintaining an up-to-date vaccination status.
Objectives: Undergraduate dental students at the University of British Columbia are required to interview an older adult, while optionally using the life grid, and critically reflecting on this experience. The present study undertook a scoping review to map out the applications of the life grid in oral health research and a thematic analysis to explore how the interview assignment impacted the students and their views about their future profession.Methods: The Joanna Briggs Institute’s methodology was used for the scoping review performed by two reviewers. Studies published until April 21, 2022, were searched regardless of language. Also, assignments collected from one entire cohort of students from 2021/22 academic year were analyzed thematically including an interactive coding process in a qualitative exploratory inquiry.Results: From 724 initially identified records, 22 studies were included, which used the life grid at the beginning of the interview, during the process, or at the end. This tool reduced recall bias, increased data reliability, helped establish rapport with participants, and ensured information accuracy. All the fifty-four assignments delivered in December of 2021 were thematically analyzed, in which five main themes emerged: communication, life course journey, person-centered care, social determinants of health, and access to care. A wide range of ideas emerged under each theme, with several practical suggestions to improve future practice as an oral health professional.Conclusion: Although the impact of using the life grid in dental education, in general, remains unknown, its flexibility in structure and method of use, and various perspectives on its impacts were identified. Also, the students seemed to establish effective relationships with the interviewees and provide various reflections regarding this experience and its implications for their future practice.
Objectives: Despite teledentistry’s (TD) expanded utilization, it has yet to be fully adopted by oral health care professionals in their training and practice. The present study undertook a scoping review to explore TD incorporation in the training of oral health care providers worldwide and a survey at Canadian dental and dental hygiene programs. Methods: The Joanna Briggs Institute’s methodology was used for the scoping review performed by two reviewers. Studies published between 1989 and June 4th, 2022, were searched using “teledentistry” and “education” as initial keywords. An anonymous survey with thirty-seven questions was distributed among all ten dental and thirty-five dental hygiene programs across Canada. The survey focused mostly on TD teaching (methods employed, content taught, and barriers to implementing TD), with descriptive (frequency, maximum, minimum, mean, etc.) and inferential (Pearson chi-square for odds ratio and Fisher’s exact test) data analyses using SPSS®. A ?− value
Introduction:Oropharyngeal cancer impacts quality of life negatively, has a costly treatment and a poor 5-year survival prognosis. Risk factors include tobacco, alcohol, and genetics. But in up to 28% of the cases, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has been implicated in the development of oropharyngeal cancers. One way to prevent HPV infections, and to potentially decrease the incidence of oropharyngeal cancers, is through vaccination.Purpose:i. To investigate whether BC dentists believe administering the Gardasil® vaccine is within their scope of practice.ii. To investigate if BC dentists are willing to administer the Gardasil® vaccine within the target demographic of their practices.iii. To explore the perceptions and practices of BC dentists regarding discussing HPV in the dental practice setting.Materials & Methods:A survey was constructed consisting of 14 questions pertaining to demographics, scope of practice, barriers to discussing the HPV vaccine, willingness to engage in HPV vaccine practices, and willingness to collaborate with primary care providers in HPV vaccine practices. A partnership with the BCDA was established to disseminate a questionnaire-based survey via a URL link on April 1st, 2021, in the form of a routine bi-weekly electronic email update to enrollees. Pearson chi-squared tests of independence were conducted on the captured data with two-tailed significance determined by a P
Objectives: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused stress on undergraduate dental students. While some stress may be protective by preparing students to manage certain challenges, overwhelming stressors can be detrimental to their mental health; coping mechanisms might be employed to deal with stressors. The present study undertook a scoping review to identify and discuss the COVID-19 pandemic-related stressors impacting dental students’ mental health across the world and a cross-sectional study exploring the coping mechanisms employed by dental students at the University of British Columbia (UBC) during the pandemic, to deal with their major stressors.Methods: The Joanna Briggs Institute’s framework for scoping reviews was used to identify systematically peer-reviewed publications reporting mental health issues in dental students from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic until June 22, 2021. Based on findings from the scoping review, a cross-sectional study was developed and conducted at UBC. An anonymous survey with 35 questions was distributed among all 229 UBC undergraduate dental program. The survey asked for de-identified sociodemographic data and for stressors and coping strategies via the Brief-COPE inventory.Results: Fifty-five publications were included in the scoping review; dental students suffer from stress, anxiety and depression during COVID-19. Fear of contraction during patient interaction was reported to be the predominant stressor of dental students, followed by academic stressors such as transition to virtual learning and clinical skill deficits. From the 229 eligible students, 182 (79.5%) responded to the survey and 99 (54.4%) were stressed about clinical skill deficits due to the pandemic; fear of contraction was reported by 31 students (17%). Adaptive coping was significantly higher in first, second, and fourth-year students compared with third year students (p=0.001). Social isolation was a significant predictor for maladaptive coping (p
Objectives: To map the mental health and wellness content in the curriculum of all Canadian dental schools, with a focus on the Faculty of Dentistry (FoD) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and to investigate factors influencing resilience levels among dental students at UBC. Methods: An electronic 29-item survey was distributed to all Canadian dental schools. A situational analysis was conducted to describe the mental health content in UBC’s FoD. The Connor-Davidson 10-Item Resilience Scale was used to measure students’ psychological resilience levels among all UBC’s undergraduate dental students. Students’ de-identified demographic data were also collected. Results: Eight dental schools responded to the survey. All responding schools provided content related to resilience and used didactic sessions to deliver their content and reported having wellness committees and learning communities. None of the schools reported formally evaluating their mental health content. Two main mental health curricular components were identified in UBC’s FoD year 1 curriculum: one didactic session on stress management and one interactive workshop on resilience; 4.5 hours in total. Students who did not receive any mental health content (2020/21 year 1 students) had higher resilience scores (p= 0.043) when compared to students who received both components (2019/20 year 1 students and 2018/19 year 2 students). The multiple linear regression analysis highlighted North American/ European ethnic origins as a predictor for higher resilience levels (p = 0.008). Conclusions: The results of this study showed that all responding Canadian dental schools have at least one form of mental health content in their curricula and/or services, with UBC’s FoD mainly introducing the content over in the first two years. Ethnic origins and major life events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have likely affected the resilience scores. Curricular activities promoting resilience seemed to not necessarily impact students’ resilience. Further longitudinal studies are needed to further explore the curricular and non-curricular activities in dental schools and their potential influence over dental students’ mental health.
Objectives: To evaluate family medicine residency curricula content pertaining to, and residents’ training in, infants’ oral health in Canada.Methods: Two brief self-administered online surveys were developed using Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). One survey targeted all the 17 Canadian family medicine training program directors, and another target the currently enrolled residents within these programs. Questions focused on training, attitudes and practices towards infant oral health. Statistical tests were performed using SPSS version 22 with a confidence interval of 95% and a significance level of 0.05.Results: A total of 11 family medicine directors and 155 family medicine residents responded to the survey. The vast majority 90% (N=10) of the directors indicated that clinical oral health screening was not incorporated into the curriculum, particularly around early childhood caries. Over half the residents (53%, n=82) reported that they did not feel their training was adequate to identify dental caries in children. As 41% (n=63) of the residents described the quality of their training in oral health-related topics during their residency to be poor, more than two thirds (62%, n=96) of them seldom performed a visual examination of the children’s teeth. Although family medicine residents felt that physicians have an important role in promoting oral health among infants and toddlers, the majority (72%, n=112) of them reported lack of knowledge and training as the main barriers to performing oral health-related practices.Conclusion: Most of the Family Physicians training programs in Canada do not include infant oral health screening in their curriculum. While the majority of family medicine residents felt that physicians have an important role in promoting oral health amongst children, the reported lack of knowledge and training were hindering them from performing various oral health-related practices.
Objective: To assess the direct and indirect costs of non-traumatic dental visits at the Emergency Rooms (ERs) in British Columbia (BC). Methods: Services from the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) were acquired; NACRS contains data including diagnosis and procedures coded with the International Classification of Disease representing the conditions of oral cavity, salivary glands and jaws. Direct cost relates to the billing cost of non-traumatic dental patient seen at the ER as billed to the government. Direct costs from Ontario and Alberta were used to estimate the cost for BC. Indirect cost relates to loss of income in terms of time spent at the ER only. Results: Between years 2012 and 2013, the number of visits for non-traumatic dental conditions at the ERs in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia were 135,570 (1.16% of the total number of ER visits), 69,247 (1.51% of the total number of ER visits) and 22,786 (1% of the total number of ER visits), respectively. Out of 74, the 29 reporting emergency departments in 2013 in BC showed that the majority of the visits for non-traumatic dental conditions (70%) were made by adults between the ages 20 and 64 years-old; the most common complaints were dental and periapical abscesses and dental caries. The majority (70%) of non-traumatic dental patients in BC were non-urgent. On average the patients spent around 2 hours at the ERs at a cost ranging from $185.15 to $245.51 each to British Columbians, up to $2.99 million per year. Conclusion: Although not all emergency departments in BC report data on non-traumatic dental visits, the cost to the tax payers is substantial. It was estimated to be between $185.15 and $245.51, whether using data from either Alberta or Ontario, respectively; the cost sums up to a total of $2.25 to $2.99 million per year for 29 of 74 reporting ERs. Therefore, use of emergency rooms for non-traumatic dental conditions not only adds an extra burden and contributes to overcrowding, but also makes the health care system costly.
Objective: To determine the baseline self-reported oral health and dental service utilization of pregnant women from diverse ethno cultural backgrounds within the geographical are of the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada. Method: A prospective 34-item cross-sectional survey was administered to all the women enrolling for a prenatal registration program between October 2012 and January 2013. For data analysis, a two-sample t-test was used, and categorical variables were tested using a chi-square test. Multivariable logistic regressions were used to estimate the odds ratio. Results: A total of 740 pregnant women filled out the questionnaire. The majority (84%) of the respondents rated their oral health as good or excellent. Fifty two percent of the women had visited dental professional during last year. Almost 1/3 of those reporting symptoms of depression rated their oral health as fair or poor. Forty-one percent reported having bleeding gums, 22% experienced tooth sensitivity, and 13% had persistent dry mouth since the beginning of their pregnancy. When asked about the beliefs associated with pregnancy, 37% of the respondents expected bleeding gums, and 34% expected tooth sensitivity. Women born in India had visited a dental professional 2.8 times more often than women who had been born elsewhere. Those with dental insurance were 6.6 times more likely to visit a dentist than those without insurance. Conclusion: The majority of pregnant women considered dental care during pregnancy to be very important and had previously visited a dental professional within the last year. However, more than 1/3 had experienced one or more oral problems while more than half held false beliefs about the effects of pregnancy upon oral health. These reported oral beliefs and problems could be addressed with patient education during routine pre-natal care and subsequent referral to a dentist if needed.
Objectives: The objective of this study was to explore the nature of stigma experienced by dental patients who have substance use and mental health issues. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a purposefully selected group of 13 English-speaking participants (7 males) who struggled with a variety of substance use and/or mental disorders, and lived in one of two treatment centres. An interview guide containing open-ended questions was used to discuss their experiences with dental professionals, and their perceptions of stigmatization. All interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analyzed using a qualitative thematic analysis. Results: Analysis of about 300 pages of interview transcripts demonstrated that participants perceived stigma in dental settings when they were viewed as “junkie” or “crazy”, were negatively stereotyped, and finally were rejected as patients or received negative attitude and substandard care from dentists who were misusing their position of power. Lack of or poor understanding and education about issues of addiction and mental health were pointed out as the origin of stigma. Positive experiences with dental professionals were characterized by empathy, reassurance and communication, which were empowering for patients. Conclusion: Individuals with substance dependence and mental health issues felt stigmatized by some dental professionals who they felt had labelled, stereotyped, and discriminated against them; making them feel disempowered. Findings of the study highlighted the need to better prepare current and future dentists to address the oral care of patients with substance dependence and mental illness in their clinical practice.
Introduction: Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) is a widely used psychometric instrument or scale developed in English to measure Oral Health-related Quality of Life (OHQoL), and there has been many translations of the instrument into other languages, including Korean. Purpose: My thesis examines the validity and cultural equivalence of the English and Korean versions of the scale by answering the questions: “What methods are available to validate the cultural equivalence of psychometric instruments?” and “How culturally appropriate and valid is the Korean version of the short-form of the OHIP (OHIP-14K)?"Method: Ten Korean dental experts fluent in English and Korean independently assessed the clarity, relevance, and cultural equivalence of the OHIP-14K and offered suggestions for improving the cultural sensitivity and validity of the instrument content. The item-level Content Validity Index (I-CVI) was used to measure the validity of each item from the experts’ ratings followed by the calculation of Scale-level Content Validity Index (S-CVI) as the proportion of content valid items. Additional analyses including the average deviation index (ADM) and Kappa statistics (Kfree) were performed with the clarity index (CI), relevance index (RI) and cultural equivalence index (CEI) to measure the level of agreement between the experts.Results: The experts rated the OHIP-14K as mostly clear (S-CVI= 0.93), but they were concerned about the relevance of many items to the expected domains of the instrument (S-CVI = 0.42) and about its cultural equivalence (S-CVI = 0.50) to the English version. However, there was much disagreement between the experts as measured by the RI (Kfree = 0.19 to 1.00) and CEI (ADM = 0.36 to 0.96). Conclusion: The relevance and cultural equivalence of the OHIP-14K to the original English version of the OHIP-14 are not strong. Suggestions are offered for improving the OHIP-14K, which needs further testing within the Korean populations.
- An interprofessional model of care for oral health during pregnancy (2022)
Journal of Interprofessional Care,
- Behavioral risk factors for noncommunicable diseases associated with depression and suicide risk in adolescence (2022)
Cadernos de Saúde Pública,
- Data set and methodology involving pedagogical approaches to teach mental health and substance use in dental education (2022)
BMC Research Notes,
- Students' resilience and mental health in the dental curriculum (2022)
European Journal of Dental Education,
- A preparedness model for the provision of oral health care during unfolding threats: the case of the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
BMC Oral Health, 21 (1)
- A Qualitative Study of Health Care Providers’ Views on Integrating Oral Health into Prenatal Care (2021)
JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6 (4), 409--419
- Clinical Oral Disorders in Adults Screening Protocol (CODA‐SP) from the 2019 Vancouver IADR Consensus Symposium (2021)
- Domiciliary dentistry clinics: a multiple case study in the province of Quebec, Canada (2021)
BMC Health Services Research, 21 (1)
- Mental health and wellness in Canadian dental schools: Findings from a national study (2021)
Journal of Dental Education,
- Methodological approach to generate reflection and reflective notes (2021)
- Oral Health Status and Patterns of Dental Service Utilization of Adolescents in Lesotho, Southern Africa (2021)
Children, 8 (2), 120
- Pregnant women’s perspectives on integrating preventive oral health in prenatal care (2021)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,
- The HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Parallel in Dentistry from the Perspectives of the Oral Health Care Team (2021)
JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6 (1), 40--46
- The role of an educational vignette to teach dental students on issues of substance use and mental health disorders in patients at the University of British Columbia: an exploratory qualitative study (2021)
BMC Medical Education, 21 (1)
- Uncertainties around COVID-19 from the perspectives of oral health care workers during the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections in British Columbia, Canada (2021)
- A Pan-Canadian narrative review on the protocols for reopening dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
BMC Oral Health, 20 (1)
- A review on oral health care in four different health care systems (2020)
- Access to oral health care for people living with hiv/aids attending a community-based program (2020)
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 54 (1), 7-15
- An Overview of Pedagogical Approaches to Caries-Control Medications in Canadian Dental and Dental Hygiene Programs (2020)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association,
- Community as the teacher on issues of social responsibility, substance use, and queer health in dental education (2020)
- COVID‐19 pandemic: Students’ perspectives on dental geriatric care and education (2020)
Journal of Dental Education,
- Discussing elder abuse and neglect in undergraduate dental education: a commentary (2020)
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect,
- Elder abuse and neglect: The elephant in the room (2020)
Gerodontology, 37 (2), 100-101
- Higher sugar intake is associated with periodontal disease in adolescents (2020)
Clinical Oral Investigations,
- Integrating oral health into prenatal care: a scoping review (2020)
Journal of Integrated Care,
- Perceptions of access to oral care at a community dental hygiene clinic for women involved with the criminal justice system (2020)
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene ,
- Perspectives of socially disadvantaged women on oral healthcare during pregnancy (2020)
Community dental health, 37 (1), 39-44
- Prevalence, Extent, and Severity of Oral Health Impacts Among Adults in Rural Karnataka, India (2020)
JDR Clinical and Translational Research,
- What are the self‐reported unmet dental treatment needs of people living with HIV in British Columbia? A case of minority subpopulation in Canada (2020)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry,
- A review on oral health care oral health outcomes of four different health care systems (2019)
- Asynchronous email interviewing method (2019)
Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, , 1385-1402
- Availability of Medical and Oral Health Services for People Living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada (2019)
Journal (Canadian Dental Association), 84, j1
- Dental care utilization: patterns and predictors in persons living with HIV in British Columbia, Canada (2019)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 79 (2), 124-136
- Dental Insurance and Treatment Patterns at a Not-For-Profit Community Dental Clinic (2019)
Journal (Canadian Dental Association), 85, j10
- Dental treatment improves the oral health-related quality of life of adolescents: A mixed-methods approach (2019)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 29 (6), 765-774
- Exploring lay public and dental professional knowledge around HPV transmission via oral sex and oral cancer development (2019)
BMC Public Health, 19 (1)
- Perceived oral health and access to care among men with a history of incarceration (2019)
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene ,
- Universally funded oral health care and oral health outcomes (2019)
- A critical review of protocols for conventional microwave oven use for denture disinfection (2018)
Community Dental Health, 35 (4), 228-234
- A Model Pathway to Oral Health Care for Homeless People (2018)
Journal (Canadian Dental Association), 84, i10
- Anxiety and anger of homeless people coping with dental care (2018)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology,
- Beliefs about managing dental problems among older people and dental professionals in Southern Brazil (2018)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology,
- Dental specialties: How to choose yours (2018)
Career Paths in Oral Health, , 79-92
- Evaluating point-of-care HIV screening in dental hygiene education settings: Patient, faculty, and student perspectives (2018)
Journal of Dental Education, 82 (8), 819-827
- Geriatric dentistry education and context in a selection of countries in 5 continents (2018)
Special Care in Dentistry, 38 (3), 123-132
- Serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines are high in early childhood caries (2018)
Cytokine, 111, 490-495
- A randomized controlled trial of mastication with complete dentures made by a conventional or an abbreviated technique (2017)
International Journal of Prosthodontics, 30 (5), 439-444
- Applied mixed methods in oral health research: Importance and example of a training program (2017)
JDR Clinical and Translational Research, 2 (3), 206-210
- Dental students' reflections about long-term care experiences through an existing model of oral health (2017)
Gerodontology, 34 (3), 326-333
- Exploring dental student participation in interdisciplinary care team conferences in long-term care (2017)
Gerodontology, 34 (2), 249-256
- Farm-to-fork food surveillance system: a call for public health education. (2017)
Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technological Research ,
- Stigma of addiction and mental illness in healthcare: The case of patients’ experiences in dental settings (2017)
PLOS ONE, 12 (5), e0177388
- The 1% of emergency room visits for non-traumatic dental conditions in British Columbia: Misconceptions about the numbers (2017)
Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108 (3), e279-e281
- "I'm not HIV positive, I'm undetectable": Community forum views of people living with HIV/AIDS and issues of self-stigma (2016)
Stigma and Health,
- Assessing patients' attitudes to opt-out HIV rapid screening in community dental clinics: A cross-sectional Canadian experience (2016)
BMC Research Notes, 9 (1)
- Cross-cultural equivalence in translations of the oral health impact profile (2016)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44 (2), 109-118
- Life course approach to oral health research workshop: A summative report (2016)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 82
- Self-perceived oral health and use of dental services by pregnant women in Surrey, British Columbia (2016)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 82
- Stigma around HIV in dental care: Patients' experiences (2016)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 82
- Stigma around HIV in dental care: patients’ experiences. (2016)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association ,
- Stigma Experiences in Marginalized People Living With HIV Seeking Health Services and Resources in Canada (2016)
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 27 (6), 768-783
- Clinical Summary: HIV screening in dental clinics: are we ready? (2015)
Canadian Dental Association Essentials ,
- How can dental public health competencies be addressed at the undergraduate level? (2015)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 75 (1), 49-57
- The use of Subject Matter Experts in Validating an Oral Health-Related Quality of Life measure in Korean (2015)
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13 (1)
- They stole her teeth! An exploration of adults with developmental disability experiences with dental care (2015)
Special Care in Dentistry, 35 (5), 221-228
- Are we ready for HIV screening in dental clinics? (2014)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 80, e58
- Oral healthcare challenges for older punjabi-speaking immigrants (2014)
Canadian Journal on Aging, 33 (2), 196-207
- Patients with poor oral health status received little dental care and patients at the terminal stage of their lives received comprehensive dental treatment (2014)
Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice, 14 (2), 59-61
- Tackling stress management, addiction, and suicide prevention in a predoctoral dental curriculum (2014)
Journal of Dental Education, 78 (9), 1286-1293
- Thirty years of portraying oral health through models: What have we accomplished in oral health-related quality of life research? (2014)
Quality of Life Research, 23 (4), 1087-1096
- Human Papillomavirus: Prevalence, Detection and Management (2013)
The triad HPV-oral sex-oral cancer: lay public and dental professionals’ understanding,
- Integrating issues of substance abuse and addiction into the predoctoral dental curriculum (2013)
Journal of Dental Education, 77 (9), 1108-1117
- The Influence of Culture on the Oral Health-Related Beliefs and Behaviours of Elderly Chinese Immigrants: A Meta-Synthesis of the Literature (2013)
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 28 (1), 27-47
- The triad HPV-oral sex-oral cancer: Lay public and dental professionals' understanding (2013)
Handbook on Human Papillomavirus: Prevalence, Detection and Management, , 373-390
- Theories and Significance of Oral Health in Frailty (2013)
Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective, , 1-12
- Translating Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Measures: Are There Alternative Methodologies?: Translating quality of life measures (2013)
Social Indicators Research, 111 (1), 387-401
- A conventional microwave oven for denture cleaning: A critical review (2012)
Gerodontology, 29 (2)
- Chapter 3 – The aging edentulous patient (2012)
In: Prosthodontic Treatment for Edentulous Patients – Complete Dentures and Implant-Supported Prostheses,
- Community-based research among marginalized hiv populations: Issues of support, resources, and empowerment (2012)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, 2012
- Health Technology Assessment fireside: Antibiotic prophylaxis and dental treatment in Canada (2012)
Journal of Pharmaceutics ,
- Teaching social responsibility through community service-learning in predoctoral dental education (2012)
Journal of Dental Education, 76 (5), 609-619
- Undergraduate geriatric education through community service learning (2012)
Gerodontology, 29 (2)
- Vulnerability and the Psychosocial Aspects of Tooth Loss in Old Age: A Southern Brazilian Study (2012)
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 27 (3), 239-258
- About the teacher (2011)
Road to global citizenship: An educator's toolbook,
- Aging, diversity, and health: The brazilian and the canadian context (2011)
ACTA Paulista de Enfermagem, 24 (6), 851-856
- E-mail as a data collection tool when interviewing older adults (2011)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods ,
- Methadone and oral health--a brief review. (2011)
Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association, 85 (2), 92-98
- Teaching lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues in dental education: A multipurpose method (2011)
Journal of Dental Education, 75 (10), 1354-1361
- A potential Gingival Inflammation Index for Frail Elders (2010)
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene,
- Best practices for dental sealants in community service-learning (2010)
Journal of Dental Education, 74 (9), 951-960
- Café discussions on oral sex, oral cancer, and HPV infection: Summative report (2010)
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39 (6), 1453-1455
- Chapter 1 - Oral Healthcare for Frail Elders (2010)
Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective,
- Oral health care in long-term care facilities for elderly people in southern Brazil: A conceptual framework (2010)
Gerodontology, 27 (1), 41-46
- Oral sex and oral cancer in the context of human papillomavirus infection: Lay public understanding (2010)
Oncology Reviews, 4 (3), 171-176
- Students' reflective learning within a community service-learning dental module (2010)
Journal of Dental Education, 74 (6), 628-636
- The "hot seat" experience: A multifaceted approach to the teaching of ethics in a dental curriculum (2010)
Journal of Dental Education, 74 (11), 1220-1229
- The voice of the elderly in accepting alternative perspectives on oral health (2010)
Community Dental Health, 27 (3), 139-144
- Oral sex and oral cancer: does pleasure need caution? (2009)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association ,
- The care experience in the context of home health care,A vivência do cuidado no contexto da internação domiciliar. (2009)
Revista gaúcha de enfermagem / EENFUFRGS, 30 (2), 206-213
- An evolving community-based dental course on professionalism and community service (2008)
Journal of Dental Education, 72 (10), 1160-1168
- Dental psychometrics and a re(de)fined model for oral health in old age: past, present and future of subjective oral health measurement and modeling (2008)
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller,
- HPV, oral sex and the risk of oral cancer: Food for thought (2008)
Special Care in Dentistry, 28 (5), 183-184
- Using written vignettes in focus groups among older adults to discuss oral health as a sensitive topic (2008)
Qualitative Health Research, 18 (8), 1145-1153
- Elders assessment of an evolving model of oral health. (2007)
Gerodontology, 24 (4), 189-195
- The concept of validity in sociodental indicators and oral health-related quality-of-life measures (2007)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 35 (6), 472-478
- Saude bucal e saude geral: relacoes entre a diabetis e a doenca periodontal (piorreia) (2003)
- Diabetes and periodontitis: the time for periodontal medicine (2002)
Jornal Brasileiro de Medicina,
- Educacao preventiva em odontogeriatria: mais do que uma necessidade, uma realidade (2002)
Revista Odonto Ciência,