Keeley Flavin, MSDH, RF
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Division of Dental Hygiene
Keeley Flavin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota's dental hygiene program where she earned her bachelor's degree with certification in restorative functions in 2016, and her Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene Education in 2021. In 2018, she joined the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the Division of Periodontology as an adjunct faculty for pre-clinical instruction. In 2020 she joined the Division of Dental Hygiene as a clinical assistant professor teaching undergraduate dental hygiene students in clinical, didactic, and interprofessional settings. Keeley's research interests include interprofessional education and dental hygienists in medical settings.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Winner of the 2021 Interprofessional Student Achievement Award Background: There is a demand for integration of medicine and dentistry with emerging evidence that oral health is extrinsically linked to systemic health. It has been recognized that dental hygienists working in hospital-based care teams have the potential to improve patient well-being and show improved collaboration between providers. The success of these interprofessional healthcare teams will require dental hygienists to be prepared to work outside of the traditional clinical setting, collaborating with a variety of…