As a pediatric dentist I am particularly interested in working to establish interdisciplinary collaborations that relate to the pediatric and adolescent dental population with the Hartford county community. Our clinical patient population is focused on underrepresented minority populations in lower SES communities with a significant overlap in complex medically compromised and special health care needs patients. Current projects in the pipeline are a collaborative relationship with Allied Health Sciences; development of nutrition counseling and behavioral screening of patients with implementation of technology patient education tools in dental clinical settings. I have connected with Dr. Valerie Duffy( Director of Graduate Program in Allied Health Sciences) with the goal of pursuing implementation of a joint pilot initiative focused on oral health and nutrition. As a junior faculty with 2 year employment these projects represent my initial research activity at the institution.
DDS, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, 2002
|Mailing Address||School of Dental Medicine: Craniofacial Sciences-Division of Pediatric Dentistry, MC1610 263 Farmington Ave. Farmington, CT 06030-1610|