Tracee Ridley-Pryor, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Tracee Ridley-Pryor, DNP, is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She holds an assistant professor appointment in the College of Nursing and Instructor appointment in Psychiatry, College of Medicine, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. She also serves as a Director of Research Strategies and Collaboration in the Neuroscience Institute at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She is actively engaged in teaching and research at Le Bonheur and UTHSC. Her clinical interests include attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, depression, conversion disorders [PNES], post-traumatic stress, and Tourette syndrome.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Anyone who has ever lived through a toothache and/or painful gums or has had a family member with similar oral health complaints understands that the level of dental care received can significantly impact one's oral-systemic and oral-mental health outcomes. Conversely, mental and systemic health issues can have a significant impact on one's oral health as well. Significantly, oral health is intertwined and/or bidirectional with systemic and mental health. The oral-systemic and oral-mental interconnectedness is often overlooked within the Quadruple Aim for oral value-based care by healthcare…