Tricia Barker, R.D.H., M.Ed.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans
Tricia S. Barker, R.D.H., M.Ed., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Comprehensive Dentistry in the Program in Dental Hygiene at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Commission on Dental Accreditation standards require that dental and dental hygiene learners participate in interprofessional education (IPE) during their academic training. IPE is an integral step towards developing practitioners who understand their own roles, the roles of other health professionals, and who can effectively communicate and collaborate with other providers. An initial step in the acquisition and application of IPE is for students to perceive it as relevant. Learners who appreciate the relevance of a topic are more likely to engage with the material and, in the case of…