DMD MSc MRCD(C)
After extracting one too many teeth from children wearing diapers, Dr. Harrison resolved to develop interventions to decrease severe dental caries in young children. She has been an investigator on BCHRF, NIDCR and CIHR-funded health promotion projects and randomized controlled trials with urban Vietnamese and IndoCanadian families, low-income high risk pregnant women, and First Nations communities. Her collaborators are from dental public health, psychology, dental hygiene, nursing, private dental practice, and community. The Canadian Dental Association awarded Dr. Harrison and her co-investigators their 2004 Oral Health Promotion Award and, in 2006, she received Honourary Membership in the B. C. Dental Association in recognition of her health promotion efforts. She is Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Head of the Department of Oral Health Sciences at UBC.
Access to oral health care for adults with developmental disabilites and children with special health care needs