• Tara L. Newcomb, BSDH, MS is an Associate Professor, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 The Relationship Between Obesity and Periodontal Disease.Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 36-40.
    2017 Feedback Delay as an Approach to Teaching Oral Radiographic Technique.Radiologic Science & Education.
    2017 Testing a Novel 3D Printed Radiographic Imaging Device for Use in Forensic OdontologyJournal of forensic sciences. 223-228.
    2016 Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Survey of U.S. Dental Hygienists.Journal of dental hygiene : JDH. 313-322.
    2016 Evaluating Imaging Techniques for Intraoral Forensic Radiography with the Dental Hygienist as Part of the Forensic Radiology TeamJournal of Forensic Identification. 022-036.
    2015 Critical Issues: Mass Fatality Incidents and the Role of the Dental Hygienist, Are We Prepared?Journal of Dental Hygiene. 143-151.
    2015 Ensuring Safe Practice in Dental RadiologyDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 30-33.
    2015 Mass Fatality Incidents and the Role of the Dental Hygienist: Are We Prepared?American Dental Hygienists Association. 143-151.
    2015 Performance of Dental Hygiene Students in Mass Fatality Training and Radiographic Imaging of Dental RemainsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 313-320.
    2014 Minimize Medication Risks in Pregnant PatientsDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 47-50.
    2010 The Efficacy of Therapeutic MouthrinsesDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 46-49.
    2009 Malaria and the Dental HygienistDimensions of Dental Hygiene. 40-43.

    Research Overview

  • Cross Cultural Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice Using Agent-based Simulation, Radiographic Imaging for Mass Fatality Preparedness and Role of the Dental Hygienist in Mass Fatality Preparedness, Incorporating Technology in the Classroom.
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Dental Hygiene : Forensic Odontology and Mass Casualty Preparedness, Head and Neck Anatomy, Cross-cultural Dental Hygiene Care, and Use of Simulation/Gaming in Dental Hygiene education
  • Education And Training

  • M.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University 2008
  • B.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University 2002
  • Full Name

  • Tara Newcomb