Infant Oral Health Education at the Pitt Community Engagement Center at Homewood

Healthy Teeth Healthy Me text surrounding a baby in a baby bear costume

Project Description 

“Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me” meets community needs in Homewood by providing education on oral health and connecting families with services to keep childrens’ mouths healthy. Faculty and students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Social Work provide this interprofessional oral health education at the University of Pittsburgh’s Homewood Community Engagement Center (CEC). This approach develops a collaborative workforce to improve child health, while also addressing a community-inspired and community-informed need. “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me” impacts not only the child’s overall health, but the quality-of-life for families in the Homewood community.

Principal Investigator 

Jacqueline Burgette
School of Dental Medicine

Select Collaborators 

Cynthia Chew 
School of Nursing

Cara Ciminillo 
Trying Together

Alene D'Alesio
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Daniel Rosen
School of Social Work 

Shannah Tharp-Gilliam 
Homewood Children’s Village

Katherine Watson
School of Medicine

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