Oral Health Group

Dental, Nursing Students Work On Clinical Skills for Oral, Systemic Health

March 12, 2018
by Indiana University

Indiana University School of Dentistry and IU School of Nursing students at IUPUI are learning clinical skills together through a newly developed experiential interprofessional education and practice program.

Under the program, fourth-year dental students and final-year family and pediatric nurse practitioner students come together to learn assessments of the oral cavity and analysis of blood pressure and body mass index in pediatric patients.

As a means to diagnose chronic conditions such as dental cavities, hypertension and obesity in children, the students learn the relationship of oral and systemic health to one another.

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