Adoption of Oral Health Curriculum by Physician Assistant Education Programs in 2014

Authors: Margaret Langelier, MSHSA | Anita Glicken, MSW | Simona Surdu, MD, PhD

Topics: Oral Health

Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research Center

June 1, 2015

A study conducted in 2008 found that while physician assistant (PA) education program directors acknowledged the importance of teaching about the relationship between oral health and overall health, few programs had actually integrated oral health education into the PA curriculum.

This article describes the inclusion of oral health education in PA programs and evaluates the content and implementation of the instruction.

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