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Jaymi-Lyn Adams, DHSc, MS, RDH

Assistant Professor

School

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Department

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Office Location

303D

Worcester

About

Dr. Adams worked as a registered dental hygienist in private dental practices for 19 years prior to starting her career at MCPHS. During her clinical career, she was among the first hygienists in Massachusetts to receive a permit to administer local anesthesia. She became an emergency medical technician, assisted with forensic identification, and worked as an adjunct clinical instructor. Her research interest is focused on reducing disruptive behavior in the clinical learning environment. Dr. Adams is also dedicated to improving global access to dental care; from 2008 to the present, she has volunteered on yearly service trips to Central America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Education

  • Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc), MCPHS
  • Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Professions Education, FSDH at MCPHS
  • Master of Science (MS) in Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, Anna Maria College
  • Associate of Science (AS) in Dental Hygiene, Quinsigamond Community College
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Disorders, Worcester State University

Research Interests

  • Disruptive Behavior in the Clinical Learning Environment
  • Oral-Systemic Health
  • Health Equity

Featured Affiliations

American Dental Hygienists Association, member, 2000-present

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American Dental Education Association, member, 2016-present

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Education

  • Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc), MCPHS
  • Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Professions Education, FSDH at MCPHS
  • Master of Science (MS) in Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, Anna Maria College
  • Associate of Science (AS) in Dental Hygiene, Quinsigamond Community College
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Disorders, Worcester State University

Research Interests

  • Disruptive Behavior in the Clinical Learning Environment
  • Oral-Systemic Health
  • Health Equity

Awards and Honors

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2021

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

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2021

Alpha Eta, National Honor Society of the Allied Health Professions

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2000

Sigma Phi Alpha, National Dental Hygiene Honor Society

Publications

Adams, J-L. (2023, March). Defusing disruptive behavior in healthcare education: Interventions to improve the experiences of students, teachers, and patients [White paper]. https://disruptedu.co/

Adams, J-L, & Giblin-Scanlon, L.J. (2023). Exposure Control: Barriers for patient and clinician. In Boyd, L.D., & Mallonee, L.F (Eds.), Wilkins' clinical practice of the dental hygienist (14th ed., pp. 87-100). Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC

Malloy, L., Boyd, L.D., Adams, J-L, & Vineyard, J. (2021). Quality of life in dental hygienists using complementary alternative medicine approaches for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. International Journal of Dental Hygiene. https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12549

Knutt, A., Boyd, L.D., Adams, J-L, & Vineyard, J. (2022). Compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue, and burnout among dental hygienists in the United States. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 96(1), 34-42.

Boyd, L.D., & Adams, J-L. (2019). Addressing childhood obesity in the dental setting. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 17(6),44-47. https://dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/article/addressing-childhood-obesity-dental-setting/