Dental Hygiene Undergraduate Research

 

Research projects 2015-2016:
 

     Adult Caries Risk Assessment Practices & Fluoride Varnish use Among Dental Hygienists

  • Students: Victoria Van Orden, Lara Kennard, Chelsea Black, Toni Terry
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • Lara Kennard presented at the American Dental Hygienists Association, June 7-10, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA 
      • Travel funding: 
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endowment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research

                                                                                                                                        

     Dental Hygeinists’ Awareness of Celiac Disease

  • Students: Danielle Dulac, Ashleye Fletcher, Jenessa Lenahan, Karissa Wells, Mikayla Hawley
  • Faculty mentors: Frances McConaughy & Shane Perry
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • Ashley Fletcher presented at the American Dental Hygienists Association, June 7-10, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA
      • Travel funding: 
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endowment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research

                                                                                                                                          

     The Impact of Magnification Loupes on Dental Hygiene Student Posture

  • Students: Shelby Low, Sarah Thurston, Lindsey Marsden, Rachel Souza
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT

                                                                                                                                         

     Sealant Retention: One Year Evaluation of Sealant Placement in Elementary School Children

  • Students: Stephanie Carranza, Tiana Wolfley, April Rammell, Teesha Davis, Ashlee Brown
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy & Stephanie Bossenberger
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
      • Abstract

                                                                                                                                       

     Ultrasonic Tip Selection Practices Among Dental Hygienists

  • Students: Jordan Howell, Jennica Hurley, Lauren McCormick, Kathryn Wright
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy & Shane Perry
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
      • Abstract

                                                                                                                                         

     Musculoskeletal Pain Reported by Dental Hygiene Students & Their Perception of Yoga as a
     MSD Intervention

  • Students: Rachel Hansen, Melissa Talbot, Svetlana Villegas, Erika Walters, Tauna Lewis
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT

                                                                                                          

     Vaccination Practice Among Dental Hygienists

  • Students: Allyson Talboe, Alexandria Horton, Amy Lantz
  • MLS Faculty mentor: Frances McConaughy
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT