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G. W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene
Points of Pride
2009-2010

Grant Applications

Hinders, M., McCombs, G.B., Ghoryeb, S.  Dental Ultrasonography Detection of Tooth Surface Irregularities.  NIH Challenge Grant RFA-OD-09-003. $897,792. 2009

Shuman, D., (PI) Gaff, H.D., Alzahzani, M., Downs, J.M.  Cost effectiveness of adjunctive techniques for detection of oral premalignant and malignant lesions.  NIH Challenge Grant, 2009, $563,060.

Tolle,  S.L., Laroussi,  M., Hynes,  W. (Co-PI's).  Effects of Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology on F. Nucleatum.  American Dental Hygienists Association Research Grant.   $6800.  February 2010.

McCombs, G.B., DeLeo, G., Mariano, M., VanSickel, P.R.  Use of virtual reality to control anxiety in dental hygiene treatment.  ADHA Institute for Oral Health, February 2010, $11,531

Laroussi, M, McKenzie, F, McCombs, G, Schafran, G, Hynes, W, Greene, L.   Plasma Medicine Engineering Research Center. National Science Foundation (NSF) grant consortium.  $3,752,554.  2010 (pending)

Grants Funded

Darby, M.,  & Congdon, L.  Magnification loupes in US entry-level dental hygiene programs - Occupational health and safety.  American Dental Hygienists Association Institute for Oral Health. 2009.  $3,810. 

Mahasneh, A., Darby, M., Tolle, L., McCombs, G., Hynes, W., Laroussi, M.  Bactericidal Effects of Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Technology on Porphyromonas gingivalis.  American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute for Oral Health. 2009.  $5,000. 

McCombs, G.B.  A Study to Identify Panelists for Participation in Future DPIA Plaque Removal Clinical Studies. Procter & Gamble.  2009.  $47,066.      

McCombs, G.B.  A Study to Evaluate the Plaque Reduction of a Power Brush Compared to an ADA Reference Manual Toothbrush using DPIA.   The Procter & Gamble Company.  2010. $50,193

Patent Applications

Laroussi, M., McCombs, G.B., Darby, M.L.  Tooth Whitening Using Low Temperature Plasma Discharge.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Application serial number 12/583,278, filing date of August 18, 2009. 

Refereed Publications

Downs, J.Z., Shuman, D., Ratzlaff, R., Stull, S.  (2010). Bisphenol A blood and saliva levels prior to and after dental sealant placement in adults.  Journal of Dental Hygiene, in press.

Downs, J.Z., Lutins, N.D., Tybor, D.W. (2010). Common eye disorders encountered in the dental office.  Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 8(3), 48-51.   [Ms. Downs, BSDH, MS, is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Dental Hygiene, a doctoral student in Health Services Research and a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center at Old Dominion University.]

McCombs, G.B., & Darby, M.L. (2009).  New discoveries and directions for medical, dental and dental hygiene research: low temperature atmospheric plasma.  International J Dent Hygiene.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2009.

Morris, A., Akan, T., Hynes, W., Laroussi, M., Tolle, S. (2009).  Cold plasma technology:Bacterial effects McCombs, G., on Geobacillus Stearthermophilus and bacillus cereus.  J Dental Hygiene, 83(2), 55-61.

Newcomb, T., & Darby, M. L.  (2009).  Cooper R. Malaria and the dental hygienist. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7 (12), 40-43.

Shah, M.A., Darby, M.L, Bauman, D.B. (2010).  Dental hygiene in Pakistan.  International J Dental Hygiene.

Thomson E.M. (2009). Focusing on the image. How to produce error-free radiographic images for the pediatric patient. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7(2), 24-26, 27.

Tolle, S. L. (2009).  Sterilization Monitoring: Ensuring a Safer Clinical Environment. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7(3),18-22.

Tolle, S.L., & Simmons, E.K. (2010). Maximizing protection.  Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 8(3), 26-31.

Turner, L., McCombs, G.B., Hynes, W.L., Tolle, S.L.  (2009).  A novel approach to controlling bacterial contamination on toothbrushes: chlorhexidine coating.  International J Dent Hygiene, 7, 241-245.

Books and Book Chapters

Darby, M.L., & Walsh, M.M. (Eds.). (2010).  Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, 3 ed.  St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Bauman, D.B. (2010).  Diabetes mellitus.  In Darby, M.L., & Walsh, M.M.  (Eds.).  Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, 3 ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.

Connolly, I. (2010).  Cultural competency .  In Nathe, C. Dental Public Health: Contemporary Practice for the Dental Hygienist, 3 ed.  :Prentice Hall.

Havelis, E.B. (2010).  Applied Pharmacology, 3 ed.  St Louis: Elsevier/Saunders.

Thomson E.M.  (2009). Case Studies in Dental Hygiene. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ:Pearson Education/Prentice Hall.

Tolle, L.  (2010).  Periodontal disease risk assessment.   In Darby, M.L., & Walsh, M.M. (Eds.).  Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, 3 ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.


Faculty recognition

Debbie Bauman, assistant dean of the College of Health Sciences and associate professor of dental hygiene, was appointed by Mayor Paul D. Fraim as a commissioner of the Hospital Authority of Norfolk, Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital.

Gayle McCombs, awarded G.W. Hirschfeld Faculty Excellence Award, Old Dominion University, 2009

Lynn Tolle named a University Professor.  Professor Tolle is one of three University Professors in the College of Health Sciences.

Kelly T. Williams, Visiting Professor, elected Delegate, Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association at the American Dental Hygienists' Association's House of Delegates in Las Vegas, NV, June 2010.

McCombs, GM.  Physicians for Peace, Dental Mission Trip. Leon, Nicaragua. March 6-14, 2010

National recognition

Lynn Tolle received the American Dental Hygienists' Association 2010 Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Deanne Shuman was elected to the House of Delegates of the American Dental Education Association.  She represented the Allied Dental Directors in this capacity at the Annual Session of ADEA in Washington DC in February 2010.

Two of the Six Dental Hygienists to Know as identified by Dimension of Dental Hygiene-MARGE GREEN AND CHRISTINE NATHE. The recognition brings honor to Christine as a graduate of our MSDH program, and Marge as a past faculty member and current adjunct faculty member.   (see Dec 2009 issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene)

Michele Darby awarded a Fulbright Grant to teach at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2010.

Lynn Tolle was selected and featured as a Hu-Friedy Thought Leader in Dental  Hygiene.

Evelyn Thomson was selected as a Poster Session Judge at American Dental Hygienists' Association, Graduate Student Clinicians Research Program at the ADHA's Center for Lifelong Learning, 86th Annual Session, Washington, DC. June, 2009.

Evelyn Thomson, invited presenter to conduct 2 programs (one for clinicians and one for educators) at American Dental Hygienists' Association Center for Lifelong Learning at the 87th Annual Session meeting.

Gayle McCombs, Invited Keynote Speaker.  Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma: Advances in Dental Applications.  3rd International Conference for Plasma Medicine. Greifswald, Germany. September 2010.


Students and Alumni

Denise Claiborne, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree (BSDH)-entry level program, served as the student delegate representing District III of the American Dental Hygienists' Association House of Delegates in xx, xx June 2009.

Ann Keosann, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH)-entry level program, won The American Dental Hygienists' Association Institute for Oral Health 2009-2010 Colgate "Bright Smiles", Bright Future Minority Scholarship" nationally and the Alice Hinchcliffe Scholarship, statewide.  She also won the Gene W. Hirschfeld Dental Hygiene Scholarship, which is given through the School of Dental Hygiene.  Ms. Keosann plans to continue as a Master of Sciences in Dental Hygiene (MSDH) student once she graduates with her BSDH degree.

Amanda Haddix, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree (BSDH)-entry level program, will serve as a student delegate for the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association's House of Delegates in Richmond, VA, April, 2010.

Yuping Gillgren, a senior in the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree (BSDH)-entry level program, will serve as a student delegate representing District III of the American Dental Hygienists' Association's House of Delegates in Las Vegas, NV, June 2010.

Kelly T. Williams, BS '96, MS 2002, received the Old Dominion University, School of Dental Hygiene Alumni of the Year Award, November, 2009.

Kelly T. Williams, BS '96, MS 2002, received the Outstanding Member award from the Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association, April, 2010.

Study Abroad course to Germany, Summer 2009, with enrolled students from the  dental hygiene graduate, entry-level and degree completion programs as well as two dental hygiene students from VCU. 

Other

For the first time, ODU School of Dental Hygiene will serve as a Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA) examination site for dental hygienists.

Old Dominion University, School of Dental Hygiene received the 2009-2010 Model Partnership by the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Partnership Advisory Link.  The School will be recognized at the School Division's "Making a Difference" Community Celebration on April 28, 2010.

Continuing education programs were provided to 400 alumni and professionals with $187,500 generated in revenues.

The Sophia & David Konikoff Dental Hygiene Care Facility has had 4,000 patient visits this academic year.

Through community service learning activities, 6,550 Hampton Roads citizens have received preventive dental hygiene education and therapeutic services valued at an estimated cost of $90,000.00.