Dental hygiene instructor presents thesis at ADHA session

A Pennsylvania College of Technology alumna and adjunct instructor was invited to present her master’s thesis during the American Dental Hygienists Association annual session in Las Vegas.

Kelly A. Braun, a registered dental hygienist in the dental medicine/oral surgery department at Geisinger Medical Center, earned both an associate degree in dental hygiene and a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene: health policy and administration from Penn College. In August 2013, she received a master’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene.

She presented her master’s thesis, titled “Oral Health in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: A Survey of Attitudes and Practice Behaviors of Physician Assistants Nationwide,” as part of a Graduate Student Research Poster Session at the ADHA annual session. The graduate student poster sessions are sponsored by Dentsply and ADHA.

Penn College offers an associate degree in dental hygiene, which can be continued to a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene: health policy and administration. The final two years of the bachelor’s degree may be pursued through online courses on a full- or part-time basis.