The presenter will discuss her experience with educating in various capacities in the community with a focus on the Juvenile Detention Center. She will cover some of the essential topics that pertain to at-risk teens such as vaping, marijuana, meth, alcohol, energy drinks, and HPV. Multiple learning formats and techniques will be discussed for effective education for the specific demographic.
• Objective 1: Participants will be able to identify the most critical groups in the community that are in need of oral health education.
• Objective 2: Participants will understand the importance of effective education and how to reach certain underserved population groups.
• Objective 3: Participants will discuss and understand the hot topics of risky behaviors that are affecting the oral health of the teenage population.
• Objective 4: Participants will understand the various learning formats and techniques to assist with effective education to motivate change in the learners’ poor oral health habits.
Tiffany graduated from CSI’s dental hygiene program in 2012 and completed her Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from ISU in 2017. She has been working in clinical practice and serving as a dental hygiene community educator for SCPH for the past nine years. Tiffany recently moved from adjunct faculty to full-time at CSI. She has served as Vice-President/President of IDHA which she has been able to hone her leadership skills in this volunteer capacity. She has a strong commitment for teaching and instilling passion in her students as well as educating in different capacities throughout the community.