Faculty and Research

Community Services

Community Services and Oral Health for People with Special Needs

Dr. Paul Glassman

An increasing number of people in our society are having trouble achieving good oral health because of physical, medical and psychological conditions that present barriers to accessing oral health services. Our aim is to address these barriers by developing community-based systems in the following areas:

  • Education systems to increase knowledge and skills of oral health and other professionals, parents and other caregivers
  • New workforce models
  • Community organizations systems
  • Collaborations with government entities and social services organizations that serve these populations
  • Integration of oral health activities with social and general health systems

Other research activities include the use of technology to deliver oral heath education to a variety of professionals and caregivers.

Dr. Paul Glassman, pglassman@pacific.edu, 415.929.6490