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Gail Schneider Childs (Mitchell)

University of Florida
College of Dentistry
Office of Education
Box 100407, JHMHC
Gainesville, FL 32610-0405
gchilds@dental.ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-5952
Fax: 352-846-3818

Education

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Emory University School of Medicine. Atlanta, Georgia. May 1986.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida.
Major:Community Health Education.December 1982.Summa cum laude. ETA Sigma Gamma (National Health Science Honorary).

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE, Tallahassee Community College. Tallahassee, Florida. May 1980.

Certificates

HEALTH PROFESSIONS CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP, University of Florida, College of Education, Gainesville, Florida. December, 1999.

GERIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY, University of Florida, Florida Geriatric Education Center, Gainesville, Florida. February, 1991.

Professional Licensure

Florida

Academic Experience and Appointments

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Faculty, Assistant in Dentistry, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction: responsible for supporting the DMD program including, instructional development/support activities to achieve the college’s goals for curriculum revision; the evaluation, design, implementation and evaluation of a competency-based curriculum; faculty development in the design of instruction and evaluation systems to foster active learning strategies; preparation of education-related outcomes assessment reports; the incorporation of educational technology into the dental curriculum; development and management of an ongoing teaching effectiveness evaluation system; and assist the Curriculum Committee in the design and implementation of a new curriculum management plan. August 1998-present.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, DEPARTMENT OF PERIODONTOLOGY
Assistant in Dentistry: responsibilities included teaching dental students: periodontal data collection, oral physiotherapy aids, periodontal instrumentation and preventive treatment planning. Development of periodontal competency outcomes for dental students. Part-time, April 1996-August 1998.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY.
Coordinator of Research Protocols: responsibilities included development of research protocol to study access to dental care in the Florida Medicaid Program. This research culminated in a report to the Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Legislature. (April 1997) Coordinated dental needs assessment with Manatee Rural Health Services, Inc. of two elementary schools. (May 1997) Part-time, November 1996-May 1997.

MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE,
Clinical Faculty: responsibilities included curriculum revision and didactic instruction of Dental Hygiene Preclinical course and clinical faculty for Clinic I & II, III and IV. Development of a remedial clinical component for students with special learning needs. Author and coordinator of a NIDR Grant Proposal for a community oral health program with the University of Miami Public Health Program and Miami- Dade Community College Dental Hygiene Program. 1993-1995.

FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE, DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM. Clinical Faculty: responsibilities included urriculum revision of DEH 2701 Community and Preventive Dentistry Class. Clinical faculty for Pre-clinical and Geriatric rotation at the Cathedral Residencies and Gerontology Center. Developed Geriatric training for faculty and students. Developed and integrated geriatric objectives within the dental hygiene curriculum. Part-time, 1990-1992.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DENTISTRY Clinical Program Coordinator for the Geriatric Dental Demonstration Project located at the Cathedral Townhouse in Jacksonville, Florida.Major responsibilities included coordination of dental health education, prevention and service program for the low-income elderly. Part-time, 1990-1992.

EMORY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
GENERAL PRACTICE RESIDENCY. Coordinator of Dental Hygiene and Preventive Services. Developed periodontal outcomes and objectives for the General Practice Residency periodontal rotation, 1984-1986.

TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Department of Dental Hygiene. Clinical Faculty: responsibilities included curriculum revision for Preventive Dentistry Class and Clinical instruction, August 1981-May 1983.

Professional Experience

ST. CATHERINE’S LABOURE MANOR, Dental Clinic Coordinator of a Skilled Nursing Care Facility.September 1989 to May 1990.Dental clinical responsibilities included scheduling dental examinations and clinical treatment, performing oral screenings and preventive services.Educational responsibilities included teaching residents and direct nursing care staffdental risk factors for older adults.Administrative responsibilities included physician consults, developing preventive protocols, monitoring oral hygiene results for quality assurance and consultant on the design of a new dental clinic.

PETER DAWSONDDS, REUBEN ROACHDDS, GLENN DUPONTDDS, DEWITT WILKERSONDMD, Private Practice, St. Petersburg, Florida.October 1986-June 1989.

Business Office Coordinator:(October 1986-February 1988) Managed all business office activities; supervised administrative employees; developed public relations communication and edited patient newsletter.Served as patient scheduling coordinator; financial and insurance consultant; monitored accounts receivable; treatment plans and practice analysis information. Participated in development of office quality improvement teams and continuing education programs.

Clinical Dental Hygienist:(May 1988-May 1989) Coordinated dental hygiene treatment recommendations and dental care plan with dentists; monthly monitoring of dental hygiene department practice analysis information. Developed and updated sterilization protocol and procedures.

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, Faculty Practice. Atlanta, Georgia.
September 1983 – May 1986.
Coordinator of Dental Hygiene and Preventive Services:Coordinated patient treatment services among the various dental specialty departments; managed a 24-chair multi-disciplinary university dental facility; responsible for hiring/supervising 12 employees.Provided clinical dental hygiene services among private, university, and hospitalized patients.Developed dental hygiene treatment protocols with medically compromised individuals.Developed objectives for the periodontal component of the General Practice Residency Internship Program.

DENTAL HYGIENE-Private Practices:

Frank Swerdzewski, DDS.Tallahassee, Florida. 1981 – 1983.[General practice]
Richard Lamb, DDS.Tallahassee, Florida.1981.[General practice]
Richard Olitsky & Ronny Taschner, DDS. [Periodontal practice]
Fort Myers, Florida.1980 – 1981.

DENTAL ASSISTANT, General dentistry and periodontal office experience.1973 – 1980.

HEALTH EDUCATOR INTERNSHIPS

Florida Public Health Dental Program, Health & Rehabilitative Services.
Tallahassee, Florida.Summer 1982.Developed dental health education curriculum for Head Start Program.

Gadsden Memorial Hospital.Quincy, Florida.Fall 1982.Assisted in hospital Quality Assurance Evaluation; participated in follow-up Health Fair evaluation and community recommendations.

Professional Organizations:

American Dental Education Association

American Association of Public Health Dentistry

American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Florida Dental Hygienists’ Association
East Coast District Trustee 1993-1995
Committee on Public Affairs, Chairperson, 1993-1995
Northeast District Trustee 1990-1992

Honors and Awards

University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award 2001. In recognition of outstanding contributions to the University of Florida in Health Affairs Administration.

American Dental Association 1991 Geriatric Dental Health Care Award for, “Partnership in Oral Health: The University of Florida Geriatric Dental Demonstration Project.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

DEN 5001C, Principles of Oral Health Management.
Primary teaching section: “Becoming an Effective Learner” Student’s process techniques on Learning Styles (Learning Type Measure,LTM) and Personality types (Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator), studying and time management.

DEN 5010, Interdisciplinary Service Learning. Fall and Spring Semester
Primary teaching section: Interdisciplinary Family Health

DEN 6421C, Periodontic Treatment Planning and Disease Control, Spring Semester
Primary teaching section: Preclinical instrumentation

Grant Program Managaement

“Demonstration Project:A program of Dental Care for Low-Income Elderly in Jacksonville.”Dolan, McNeal, Mitchell, Rahm.Jessie Ball duPont Fund, $173,100. 1989-1992.

“Preventive Dentistry for Low and Moderate Income Elderly in Downtown Jacksonville.” City of Jacksonville, Department of Housing and Urban Development, $4142, 1991.

“Geriatric Dental Health Education”, Prudential Employees of Jacksonville Grant Program.Provided purchase of a portable educational display, $850. 1991.

Refereed Publications

Behar-Horenstein LS, Mitchell, GS, Notzer, N, Penfield, R, Ilana, E. Teaching Beliefs Among US and Israeli Faculty, J Dent Education, (In press.)

A Pilot Project to Evaluate Dental Students as Instructors in Preclinical Prosthodontics and Occlusion Courses. Nimmo, A., Mitchell, GS, Penfield, RD, Hall, A.Journal of Prosthodontics, (In press.)

A Case Study Examining Classroom Instructional Practices at a U.S. Dental School. Behar-Horenstein LS, Mitchell, GS, Dolan, T.A. , J Dent Education; 69: 639-648, 2005.

A Multidimensional Model for Analyzing Educational Processes. Behar-Horenstein, L.S., Mitchell, G.S, Dolan, T.A. International J of Leadership in Education; 7:165-180, 2004.

Cultivating Critical Thinking in the Clinical Learning Environment. Behar-Horenstein, L.S., Dolan, T.A., Courts, F.A., Mitchell, G.S. Journal of Dental Education, 64(8): 610-615, 2000.

The Association of Patient Age and General Dentists’ Treatment Decisions. Dolan, T.A.,McNaughton, C.A., Davidson, S.N., Mitchell, G.S., Special Care in Dentistry , 12(1):15-20, 1992.

Abstracts

“Promoting Critical Thinking in the Clinical Learning Environment.” Behar-Horenstein, L.S., Dolan, T.A., Courts, F.A., Mitchell, G.S. American Association of Dental Schools, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 1999.

“Students Self-Assessment of Competency as a Curriculum Evaluation Tool.” Dolan, T.A., Mitchell, G.S., Courts, F.J. American Association of Dental Schools, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 1999.

“Association of Medicaid Enrollment and Oral Health Status of Children.” Venezie, R.D, Mitchell, G.S., Garvan, C.W., McNeal, D.R. American Association of Public Health Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, October, 1998.

“Correlates of Dental Service Use By Medicaid-Enrolled Children.” Venezie, R.D, Mitchell, G.S., Garvan, C.W., McNeal, D.R. American Association of Public Health Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, October, 1998.

“Effect of Medicaid Managed Care on Dental Use and Satisfaction.” Venezie, R.D, Mitchell, G.S., Garvan, C.W., McNeal, D.R. American Association of Public Health Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, October, 1998.

“University/Community Partnerships to Enhance Geriatric Education”. Dolan,T., McNeal D., Mitchell,G., Rahm,P. Journal of Dental Education 55(1): 28-29, 1991.

Presentations

“US/Canadian Dental Faculty Teaching Styles Beliefs.” Behar-Horenstein, LS, Mitchell, GM, Dolan, TA, Penfield, R., American Dental Education Association, Orlando, FL, March 2006.

“Classroom Instructional Practices at a U.S. Dental School.” Behar-Horenstein, LS, Mitchell, GM, Dolan, TA, American Dental Education Association, Baltimore, MD, March 2005.

“Assessing Teacher Beliefs: The Teacher Behavior Preferences Survey (TBPS).” Behar-Horenstein, LS, Mitchell, GM, Dolan, TA, Anusavice, SH, American Dental Education Association, Seattle, WA, March 2004

“Peer Observation as a Teaching Tool.” Mitchell, G.S., Behar-Horenstein, L.S., American Dental Education Association, San Antonio, TX, March 2003.

“1998-2001 Student’s Self-Assessment of Competency as a Curriculum Evaluation Tool.” Mitchell, G.S., Dolan, T.A. American Dental Education Association, San Diego, CA, March 2002.

“Values Clarification for Organizational Change in Dental Education.” Mitchell, G.S., Lockhart, R., Seabert, D. American Association of Dental Schools, Washington D.C., March 2000.

“Development of a Competency-base Curriculum Database.” Mitchell, G.S., Courts, F.J., Dolan, T.A. American Association of Dental Schools, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 1999.

“Caries Experience of Elementary School Children in Manatee County, FL.” Venezie, R. D., Mitchell, G.S., Garvan, C.W., McNeal. American Association of Public Health Dentistry. October, 1998.

“Dentists’ Characteristics Associated with Medicaid Participation.” Venezie, R. D., Mitchell, G.S., Garvan C.W., Ying M., Conti, A.J. American Association of Public Health Dentistry. October, 1997.

“Participation in a Geriatric Oral Health Promotion Program”, Dolan, McNeal, Mitchell, Rahm, Mealiea.AADR Annual Meeting and Exhibition, March 11-15, 1992.

“Enhancing Oral Health”, University of Florida, Geriatric Education Center, 1992 Winter Institute.

“Oral Health Promotion”, Florida Association for the Aging Conference, Orlando, FL 1991