Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 The Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Disease.Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 36-40.
2018 Visible Tattoo Policies in Entry-Level Dental Hygiene Education Programs.JDH. 30-36.
2017 Dental hygienists' perspectives on four periodontal instrument handle designsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 75-76.
2017 Effects of Instrument Handle Design on Arm Muscle Activity During Scaling by Dental Hygienists.Jouranl of Dental Hygiene. 47-54.
2017 Effects of instrument handle design on dental hygienists' forearm muscle activity during scalingJournal of Dental Hygiene. 47-54.
2017 Effects of instrument handle design on forearm muscle activity during scaling by dental hygienistsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 47-54.
2017 Ensuring proper fit with loupesDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 24-26.
2017 The Effect of Magnification Loupes On Posture During Instrumentation by Dental HygienistsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 46-52.
2017 The effect of magnification loupes on posture during exploring by dental hygienistsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 46-52.
2017 Why are health care managers biased against hiring service providers with tattoos?Services Marketing Quarterly. 88-99.
2016 Assessing dental consumers’ perceptions of dental hygienists with visible tattoosCanadian Journal of Dental Hygiene.
2016 Dental Clients’ Perceptions of Dental Hygienists with Visible Tattoos.Cand J Dent Hyg. 109-115.
2016 The Association Between Dental Hygienists with Visible Tattoos and Professionalism in the Commonwealth of Virginia.International Journal of Evidence Based Practice for Dental Hygienists. 129-134.
2016 Treating Patients with FibromyalgiaDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 66-69.
2015 Dental Care for Patients with Heart Disease.Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 65-68.
2015 Ensuring Safe Practice in Dental RadiologyDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 30-33.
2015 Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Considerations for Dental Hygienists.JDH. 76-85.
2015 Strategies for the Safe Treatment of Cardiovascular Patients.Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 43-47.
2014 Sterilization StrategiesDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 50-55.
2013 How to Recognize the Signs of Osteonecrosis of the JawDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 50-53.
2013 Inactivation of Porphyromonas Gingivalis by Low-Temperature Atmospheric Pressure PlasmaPlasma Medicine. 201-214.
2013 Parkinson’s Disease: Considerations for Dental HygienistsInternational Journal of Dental Hygiene. 15-21.
2013 The First Line of Defense; Bisphosphonate Therapy;”Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 50-54.
2013 Treating Patient’s with Myasthenia GravisDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 14-18.
2013 Water Patrol; Protect Dental Water LInesMENTOR. 28-32.
2012 Magnification Loupes in US Entry Level Dental Hygiene ProgramsJour of Dentl Hyg. 20-26.
2012 Parkinson’s Disease: Considerations for Dental HygienistsInternational Jour of Dent Hyg..
2009 A novel approach to controlling bacterial contamination on toothbrushes: chlohexidine coatingInt. J. Dent. Hyg.. 241-245.
2009 Cold Plasma Technology: Bactericidal effects of Geobacillus stearothermophilus and Bacillus cereus microorganismsJ. Dent. Hyg.. 55-61.
2008 Effects of 5 different finger rest positions on arm muscle activity during scaling by dental hygiene studentsJ. Dental Hygiene. 1-10.
2006 Comparative Effects of 0.12% Chlorhexidine and Herbal Mouthrinse on Gingivitis.Journal Dental Hygiene. 12-18.
2006 Effects of universal verses rotating ultrasonic inserts on wrist movement and scaling efficiency in dental hygienistsInt J Dent Hygiene.
2001 Behavioral management instruction of anxious clients in the dental hygiene curriculaJournal of Dental Hygiene. 280-287.
2000 Behavioral management instruction of anxious clients in the dental hygiene curriculaJournal of Dental Hygiene. 280-287.
1992 Recruitment and Retention of the Non-Traditional Student - Can Dental Hygiene Adapt?Journal of Dental Hygiene. 417-422.
1989 Academic Discrimination: Implications for Allied Health FacultyJournal of Dental Hygiene. 65-70.
1989 Attitudes of Dental Hygienists Toward Continuing EducationJournal of Dental Hygiene. 424-431.
1987 The Dental Hygienists Role in the Oral Cancer Self ExaminationDental Health/J of the British Dental Hygienists' Association. 3-7.

Chapters

Year Title
2015 Periodontal Risk AssessmentDental Hygiene Theory and Practice..
2014 Periodontal Risk AssessmentDental Hygiene Theory and Practice.
2012 Dental Hygiene Care for individuals with Special NeedsDental Hygiene Review.

Research Overview

  • Evaluation of Teaching,Ergonomics,Special Care Patients,Infection Control
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Dental Hygiene : Local Drug Delivery / Risk Factors for Oral Disease Assessment / Infection control Issues and Practices / Dental Hygiene Curriculum Management/Accreditation Issues
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. in Dental Hygiene, University of Kentucky
  • M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky
  • Full Name

  • Susan Tolle