Are you the parent of a child under 3 years old and do you live in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh? You may be able to participate in a research study to find out if an online telehealth visit about your child’s oral health is helpful. Participation involves a one-on-one online visit, a free tooth brushing demonstration, and a drop-off of dental health supplies.
Oral health is important in very young children but accessing dental care can be a challenge. The purpose of this research study is to find if an online oral health visit is helpful for caregivers with young children in the Homewood community. Researchers hope their findings lead to better oral health for young children in the future.
COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?
- Child under age 3
- Parent must be 18 or older
- Live in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA (zip codes 15208 or 15221)
- Access to strong internet for the telehealth visit and the ability to connect through a video teleconference provider such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom
WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT
Participants will take part in a one-on-one video call to discuss their child's dental care and have a tooth brushing demonstration. Participants will also receive a drop-off package of toothbrushes, toothpaste, stickers, and oral health information. After their appointment, participants will be asked about their experience and will be provided with resources about future child dental visits.
IRB: STUDY20080117A- Infant Oral Health Education Telehealth Visit for Families with Young Children in the Homewood Community
MEET THE RESEARCHER
Jacqueline Burgette, DMD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Burgette’s research addresses oral health disparities in children through health services research. Specifically, Dr. Burgette is conducting research on the impact of mothers’ social networks on children’s oral health utilization, practices and dental caries experience.