Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Journal of Dental Hygiene

Volume

90

Issue

1

Pages

5

Abstract

The recent publication of an article that is listed as a Critical Issue in the Journal of Dental Hygiene deserves strong letters of endorsement from nursing professionals. It has been twelve years since the Institute of Medicine called for interprofessional education to be adopted by the health professional education community. The increasing numbers of dentists in dental programs and the decreasing numbers of physicians in medical programs lend itself for dentists and physicians to be supportive of such interprofessional collaborations.

Original Publication Citation

Sharpe, J. E., & Akpinar-Elci, M. (2016). Interprofessional collaboration between dental hygienists and registered nurses: The time is overdue. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 90(1), 5.

ORCID

0000-0001-8094-261X (Akpinar-Elci)

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