ERIC Number: ED284828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
The Public School in American Dentistry.
Schlossman, Steven L.; And Others
This report presents information regarding the public school's role in United States dentistry. An introductory section provides a brief overview of the status of dentistry in public education. Section II, "The Genesis of School Dentistry in the Progressive Era," discusses new understanding of oral disease, the school health movement and oral disease, and early experimentation in school dentistry. "School Dentistry in the 1920's: Expansion in a Conservative Political Climate" is the topic of the third section, which addresses the expansion of school dentistry during this time period. Section IV discusses "School Dentistry in the Depression Era," covering an incomplete American Dental Association (ADA) survey, the Mountin-Flook Survey, and the Cleveland Child Health Association Study. Section V addresses "School Dentistry and the New Prosperity: 1941-1961," considering dentistry's postwar boom; the 1955 ADA survey; and the Dollar-Sandell Survey of 1959. The final section, entitiled "The Great Amnesia: Whatever Happened to School Dentistry?" discusses the lack of dental health services and education in today's public schooling. (CB)
Descriptors: Dental Health, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Public Education, School Health Services, School Role
The RAND Corporation, 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.