Dental Hygiene ETDs

Publication Date

Fall 11-14-2016

Abstract

One of the dental psychosomatic territories is the link between personality traits and oral health treatment. This present study aims at investigating whether determination of patient personality types leads to enhanced communication between dental hygienists and patients resulting in improved oral health. Some hypothesize that determining patient personality traits results in enhanced communication between the patient and the dental hygienist. Similarly, it is hypothesized that determination of a patient’s personality trait can result in better oral health.

Degree Name

Dental Hygiene

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Dental Medicine

First Committee Member (Chair)

Christine Nathe MS, RDH

Second Committee Member

Diana Burnham Aboytes MS, RDH

Third Committee Member

Demetra Logothetis MS, RDH

Language

English

Keywords

Dental Hygiene, Personality, DiSC, Communication, Trust, Oral Health, Patient Acceptance, Patient Compliance, Personality Trait, Patient Realationship

Document Type

Thesis

Comments

INVESTIGATION OF WHETHER DETERMINING A

PATIENTS PERSONALITY RESULTS IN BETTER PATIENT

COMMUNICATION AND ORAL HEALTH

by

CYNTHIA E. CHAVEZ

B.S., Dental Hygiene, University of New Mexico, 1997