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Kelly M. Rogers, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Kelly M. Rogers, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, is an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis. Kelly currently provides clinical and didactic instruction to dental hygiene and dental therapy students. Her research interests include motivational interviewing.

Study Finds Behavior Change in AIAN Population Remains Complex

Although largely preventable, tooth decay remains a major oral health problem. When tooth decay occurs in children before the age of six, it is referred to as early childhood caries (ECC).1 American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children have a higher rate of ECC compared to other populations in the United States.1,2 A study by Phipps et al. found...