ERIC Number: ED102140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Symposium on Dental Health Behavior.
Green, Lawrence W., Ed.; And Others
Health Education Monographs, v2 n3 p197-245 Fall 1974
This document presents papers, critiques, and comments from a symposium which assessed the current status of preventive dental behavior. The field was divided into the following three major areas: (a) mass media programs, (b) school health programs, and (c) effect of the private practitioner. Each author was asked to review the literature, provide an assessment of the current state of knowledge, and suggest future research needs in his or her area. Members of the reactor panel were asked to respond from the vantage point of the application of behavioral science technology to preventive programs. One of the most striking outcomes of the program was acknowledgement of the communication gap between behavioral scientists and practicing dentists. Some dentists felt that behavioral scientists were withholding immediately applicable techniques, while others felt there was little to be obtained from such techniques. Many behavioral scientists felt that dentists did not appreciate or support their concern and efforts in this field. (Editor/PB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Dental Health, Dentists, Health Behavior, Knowledge Level, Literature Reviews, Mass Media, Preventive Medicine, Research Needs, School Health Services
Charles B. Slack, Inc., Thorofare, New Jersey 08086 (1-24 copies, $3.00 ea., 25 or more, $2.50 ea.)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Public Health Education, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Symposium presented at the General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (52nd, Atlanta, Georgia, March 21, 1974)