Megan Bilbee, RDH, BSDH
Registered Dental Hygienist / Graduate Dental Hygiene Student
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Megan R. Bilbee, RDH, BSDH, is a graduate dental hygiene student at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI and a practicing clinician in a general private practice. Her research interests include interprofessional education/collaboration, specifically the integration of dental and medical providers for comprehensive patient-centered care.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Effectiveness of using interprofessional health care teams to improve patient health outcomes and access to care has been well researched, but barriers to provider participation in interprofessional collaboration (IPC) still exist. For example, stereotypes or misconceptions of other team member’s level of academic degree (associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate) may influence the provider’s attitude toward participation in IPC. Assessing a provider’s attitudes, opinions, or confidence through the lens of behavior theories can help researchers to further understand what attributes…