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Darlene Armstrong, MA, RDH
Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene
School of Dentistry
Research & Grantsmanship    Funded Research Project (PI)
  • Mentor - DH research - Training Caregivers for Providing Oral Hygiene for Special Needs Patients ( 7/2011 - 5/2012 )
  • Mentor - DH research - Personalized Instruction Take-home Tool - Pre- and Post-survey of two appointments to analyze effectiveness of hygiene OHI with and without personalized take home instructions. ( 7/2011 - 5/2012 )
  • What implicit theories, levels of self-efficacy and strengths are present in students of a western US dental school and how do they compare with those in the general population or other college students? ( 7/2006 - 6/2010 )
  • Comparison of allied dental health programs ( 1/2007 - 7/2007 )
  • Dental hygiene specific dental anatomy ( 12/2004 - 6/2005 )
  • Radiology OSCE ( 3/2005 - 4/2005 )
  • Educational Technology and Learning Portfolio ( 12/2004 - 1/2005 )
  • Clinical Chair Ergonomics ( 7/2004 )
  • Dental Hygiene Instrumentation Maxillary Right Sextant ( 7/2004 )
  Funded Research Project (CI)
  • Co-mentor - DH students - Case Study of Patient with Post-Polio Syndrome - Tricia Aprecio, Chris Chu, Danae Davis  Presented at LLUSD March 4, 2011 - Received first place DH Clinical - Presented at Anaheim in May. ( 7/2010 - 5/2011 )
  • Co-mentor- DH student research - Individualized Patient Care for Special Needs Patient - Hosai Tahmas, Pam Slonaker, Sherwin Taylor Students presented at LLU - on Mar 18, 2010 - awarded  1st place for DH  Education - presented at CDA Anaheim  - several paragraphs were written about this research in CDA Journal Update 2010 ( 7/2009 - 5/2010 )
  • Co-mentor - Dental Student Research - Oral Hygiene during ORthodontic Treatment; Stephanie Calvillo, Issac Penalba, Sheid Kahazaii-Tabari Students presented at LLUSD - March 18, 2010 - Received 3rd place dental education - also presented at CDA Convention, Anaheim in May 2010 ( 7/2009 - 5/2010 )
  • Motivational Interviewing - PI - Michelle Hurlbutt, CI - DH students: K. Penaflorida, M. Suprono - Co-Mentor and provided class time for research and presentation. ( 8/2009 )
  • The Status of Sophomores: An Exploration of the Needs and Satisfaction Levels of Second-year College Students ( 3/2007 - 3/2008 )
  Non-Funded Research Project
  • Exit OSCE: Evaluation and validation of multi-modal computer assisted format - quantitative research, thesis, and presentation, executive summary and data used for WASC accreditation in dental hygiene 2009 - Research IRB applied & received - Research March 2008-June 2009 - Worked with Shirley Lee. Shirley Lee and Shelly Withers presented research on this topic at ADEA 2010. ( 3/2008 - 9/2009 )
  • Mentor 3 DH students research - "Factors Which Influence Flossing" - mentoring July 2008 - Feb 2009 - presented for TriCounty DH Soc and for LLUSD Alumni Student Convention in Feb 2009. PI - Darlene Armstrong, CI - J. Chay, A. Russell, B. Victorsen ( 7/2008 - 2/2009 )
  Abstracts Reporting Research -- Peer Reviewed
  • Allison Harp, Stephanie Marks and Ninh Luong senior dh students at LLUSD, with Darlene Armstrong, BS RDH and William Keeler, BS faculty advisors. "Comparison of Mask and Face Shield on the Prevention of Aerosol Exposure." Journal of Dental Hygiene 78.4 (2004): -. ( 9/2004 )