Georgiana Gross, M.P.H., R.D.N., L.D
UT Health San Antonio
Georgiana S. Gross M.P.H., R.D.N., L.D. is a pediatric population nutrition specialist and researcher. Her work has revolved around critically ill patients in need of enteral or parenteral nutritional support as well as nutrition education and research. Her research has also focused on diabetic patients with advanced renal disease, exploring the advantages of the organic diet and ADHD for pediatric patients and the Status of Dental Schools and Nutrition Curriculum.She is currently teaching dental students about the connection between diet and oral health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Social determinants of health (SDOH) impact overall health, well-being, and quality of life. Poverty lowers educational levels and limits access to healthcare which can result in increased health disparities. A systematic review has suggested that a combination of oral health education and promotion programs is more effective than oral health education alone. While most children have access to dental care through SCHIP, many are still experiencing a higher level of dental caries despite sealant placements. This project provided an IPE opportunity to nursing and dental graduate students using…