Assiociate Professor
School of Dental Hygiene

Ann Bruhn

2011 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ann Bruhn, BSDH, MS is an instructor at the School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University. Bruhn teaches Radiology and clinical care, and has four years experience in clinical practice.

M.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, (2007)

B.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, (2006)

Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Continuing Education
Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
License to practice as a Dental Hygienist
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Board of Dentistry
Date Obtained: 2006-07-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. "Radiographic Imaging for Mass Fatality Training in Dental Hygiene Students" $15,912. Old Dominion University. January 2013 - January 2014
Bobzien, J., Chen, C., Bruhn, A., Murray, D., Poston, R. R. and Lee, A. H. "The Utilization of Video Face Replacement Technology (VFRT) for Routine Clinical Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" $46,088. Old Dominion University. January 2013 - January 2014

Expertise

Dental Hygiene
mass fatality incidents, postmortem dental radiographic imaging, digital intraoral radiology, dental intraoral radiology, dental hygiene education,

Research Interests

Mass fatality preparedness and response in Dental Hygiene, Interventions for the reduction of dental anxiety for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Imaging techniques for intraoral forensic radiography, digital dental radiology

Articles

Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T. and Viswakula, S. (2017). Feedback Delay as an Approach to Teaching Oral Radiographic Technique.. Radiologic Science & Education 22 (1).
Newcomb, T., Bruhn, A., Giles, B., Garcia, H. M. and Diawara, N. (2017). Testing a Novel 3D Printed Radiographic Imaging Device for Use in Forensic Odontology. Journal of forensic sciences 62 (1) , pp. 223–228.
Bruhn, A. and Jessica Suedbeck, R. (2017). The Safe Use of Radiography in Children. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 17.
Elmore, J. L., Bruhn, A. and Bobzien, J. (2016). Interventions for the Reduction of Dental Anxiety and Corresponding Behavioral Deficits in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Journal of Dental Hygiene.
Newcomb, T., Bruhn, A. and Giles, B. Testing a Novel 3-D Printed Radiographic Imaging Device for Use in Forensic Odontology. Journal of Forensic Science.
Bradshaw, B. T., Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T., Simms, K. and Giles, B. Disaster Response and Preparedness: A survey of U.S. Dental Hygienists. Journal of Dental Hygiene.
Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T. and Giles, B. (2016). Evaluating Imaging Techniques for Intraoral Forensic Radiography with the Dental Hygienist as Part of the Forensic Radiology Team. Journal of Forensic Identification 66 (1) , pp. 022-036.
Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T. and Sheth, M. Assessment of Mass Fatality Preparedness and Response Content in Dental Hygiene Education. Journal of Dental Education .
Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T. and Tolle, S. L. (2015). Ensuring Safe Practice in Dental Radiology. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 13 (12) , pp. 30-33.
Newcomb, T., Bruhn, A. and Giles, B. (2015). Mass Fatality Incidents and the Role of the Dental Hygienist: Are We Prepared?. American Dental Hygienists Association 89 (3) , pp. 143–151.
Dahm, T., Bruhn, A. and Lemaster, M. F. (2015). Oral Care in the Long-Term Care of Older Patients: How Can the Dental Hygienist Meet the Need?. American Dental Hygienists Association 89 (4) , pp. 229–237.
Newcomb, T., Bruhn, A., Ulmer, L. and Diawara, N. (2015). Performance of Dental Hygiene Students in Mass Fatality Training and Radiographic Imaging of Dental Remains. Journal of Dental Hygiene 89 (5) , pp. 313-320.
Dahm, T., Bruhn, A. and Lemaster, M. F. (2015). Critical Issues: Oral Care in the Long Term Care of Older Patients: How Can the Dental Hygienist Meet the Need?. Journal of Dental Hygiene 89 (4) , pp. 269-277.
Newcomb, T., Bruhn, A. and Giles, B. (2015). Critical Issues: Mass Fatality Incidents and the Role of the Dental Hygienist, Are We Prepared?. Journal of Dental Hygiene 89 (3) , pp. 143-151.
Dahm, T. and Bruhn, A. (2015). Prevent Tongue Trauma. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 13 (2) , pp. 24-26.
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (2014). Minimize Medication Risks in Pregnant Patients . Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 12 (12) , pp. 47-50.
Chen, C., Bobzien, J., Bruhn, A. and Zhang, M. (2014). The First Step toward Reconstructing Visual Perception and Cognition in Autism. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC.
Bruhn, A. (2013). Technology Transformation: Advancements in technology have greatly impacted the provision of dental hygiene services for both patients and clinicians . Dimensions of Dental Hygiene: A Centennial Celebration of Dental Hygiene 11 (Special Supplement).
Debowes, S., Tolle, S. L. and Bruhn, A. (2013). Parkinson’s Disease: Considerations for Dental Hygienists. International Journal of Dental Hygiene 11 (1) , pp. 15-21.
Bruhn, A., Darby, M. M., McCombs, G. and Lynch, C. M. (2012). Vital tooth whitening effects on oral health-related quality of life in older adults. Journal of Dental Hygiene/American Dental Hygienists' Association 86 (3) , pp. 239-247.
Bruhn, A. (2011). Biofilm barrier. matrix 9 , pp. 10.
Bruhn, A. (2011). Biofilm Barrier: A new ingredient available in a therapeutic mouthrinse can help patients improve their plaque control regimen. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Special Supplement 9 (9).
Bruhn, A. and Dahm, T. (2011). Dental X-Rays Go Digital: The pros and cons of digital radiography in the dental operatory. Dimensions of Dental Hygienes 9 (6) , pp. 40-44.
Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (2010). The Efficacy of Therapeutic Mouthrinses . Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 8 (11) , pp. 46-49.
Bruhn, A. and Darby, M. M. (2008). Whiter Teeth, Younger Look: How to advise your patients on professionally-dispensed, take home whitening methods. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene/Belmont Publications 6 (5) , pp. 28-30.
Bruhn, A., Darby, M. M., McCombs, G. and Lynch, C. (2007). Vital Tooth Whitening Effects on Quality of Life in Older Adults: Abstract. Journal of Dental Hygiene/American Dental Hygienists' Association 81 (4) , pp. 103.

Book Chapters

Bruhn, A. (2016). Chemical Agents in Periodontal Care Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist .
Lemaster, M. F. and Bruhn, A. (2016). Comprehensive Patient Cases Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist .

Conference Proceeding

Chen, C., Bobzien, J., Giannakos, M., Bruhn, A., Bruggeman, A., Mohrehkesh, S., Zhang, M., Hsu, W. and Chrisochoides, N. P. (2015). Familiar Video Stories as a Means for Children with Autism: An Analytics Approach Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), 2015 International Conference on (pp. 368–373).

Presentations

Tolle, S. L., Bruhn, A., Newcomb, T. and McCombs, G. (March 19, 2017). A Survey of Incivil Behaviors in the Dental Hygiene Clinical Setting Poster American Dental Education Association: Annual Session Long Beach, California..
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (February 17, 2017). Testing a Novel 3D Printed Radiographic Imaging Device for Use in Forensic Odontology Poster American Academy of Forensic Sciences 69th Annual Scientific Meeting New Orleans, LA.
Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (February 26, 2016). Imaging Techniques for Intraoral Postmortem Dental Radiographs.” Poster American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Scientific Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada.
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (February 24, 2016). Does Multimedia Facilitate Training in Dental Hygiene Mass Fatality Preparedness Poster American Academy of Forensic Sciences 68th Annual Scientific Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada.
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (February 4, 2016). A Modified External Aiming Device for Portable X-ray Equipment: An Innovative Solution for Victim Identification, Forensic Dentistry, and Mobile Dentistry/Dental Hygiene Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Office of Research Seed Funding Program. Norfolk, Virginia.
(October 21, 2015). Familiar Video Stories as a Means for Children with Autism: An Analytics Approach.” Oral Presentation IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI 2015). Dallas,Texas.
Lemaster, M. F., Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (June 19, 2015). Interactive Technology in Learning: What Students Expect and What Faculty Should Know Oral Presentation American Dental Hygiene Association: 2015 Center for Lifelong Learning at the 92nd Annual Session Nashville, Tennessee.
Bradshaw, B. T., Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (June 17, 2015). Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Survey of U.S. Dental Hygienists Poster American Dental Hygiene Association: 2015 Center for Lifelong Learning at the 92nd Annual Session. Nashville, Tennessee.
Bradshaw, B. T., Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (April 16, 2015). Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Survey of U.S. Dental Hygienists Poster Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Research Achievement Day .
Bruhn, A., Sheth, M. and Newcomb, T. (March 8, 2015). An Assessment of Mass Fatality Preparedness in Dental Hygiene Education.” Poster American Dental Education Association: Annual Session Boston, Massachusetts.
Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (October 17, 2014). Radiographic Imaging for Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) in Dental Hygiene.” Poster 3rd American/Global Dental Hygiene Research Conference Bethesda, Maryland.
Bobzien, J. and Bruhn, A. (October 6, 2014). The First Step Toward Reconstructing Visual Perception and Cognition in Autism." Oral Presentation Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2014). San Diego,California.
Bobzien, J., Bruhn, A. and Murray, D. (March 28, 2014). The Utilization of Video Face Replacement Technology (VFRT) for Routine Clinical Procedures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Team Presentations .
Stull, S. and Bruhn, A. (March 16, 2014). Assessment of Dental Hygiene Degree Completion and Graduate Programs Oral Presentation American Dental Education Association: Annual Session San Antonio, Texas.
Tolle, S. L. and Bruhn, A. (March 16, 2014). Digital and Film-Based Imaging: Dental Hygiene Faculty Opinions Poster American Dental Education Association: Annual Session San Antonio, Texas.
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (March 16, 2014). Radiographic Imaging for Disaster Victim Identification in Dental Hygiene Students Poster American Dental Education Association: Annual Session San Antonio, Texas.
Newcomb, T. and Bruhn, A. (January 13, 2014). Radiographic Imaging for Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) in Dental Hygiene.” Oral Presentation International Preparedness & Response to Emergencies and Disasters Conference (IPRED III). Tel Aviv, Israel.
Tolle, S. L. and Bruhn, A. (June 8, 2013). Electronic Health Records: Dental Hygiene Educators Opinions Poster 46th Annual National American Dental Education Association: Allied Dental Program Directors’ Conference Portland,Oregon.
Lemaster, M. F., Bruhn, A. and Newcomb, T. (March 18, 2013). Kicking the Habit: Evidence-Based Interactive Approaches to Improve Learning Lecture American Dental Education Association Seattle, WA.
Tolle, S. L. and Bruhn, A. (March 17, 2013). Dental Hygiene Faculty Opinions on Using Electronic Health Records in Clinical Education Poster American Dental Education Association Seattle, WA.
Bruhn, A. (March 20, 2012). Assessment of Initial Implementation of Digital Radiography on Technique and Conceptualization in First Year Dental Hygiene Students Poster American Dental Education Association Orlando, Florida.
Bruhn, A. (March , 2011). Vital Tooth Whitening Effects on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Older Adults Oral Presentation Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences Research Series .
Bruhn, A., Darby, M. M., McCombs, G. and Lynch, C. M . (June 22, 2007). Vital Tooth Whitening Effects on Oral Health-Related Annual Session 2007 New Orleans, LA.
Bruhn, A., Darby, M. M., McCombs, G. and Lynch, C. M . (April , 2007). Vital Tooth Whitening Effects on Oral Health-Related Research Expo 2007 Norfolk, VA.
  • 2017: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: You Make the Difference Recognition, Old Dominion University
  • 2015: Shining Star Recognition, Old Dominion University
  • 2014: Faculty awardee, Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • 2013: The Virginia Department of Health’s news article ,
  • 2012: Health Hero’s Award , INSIDE BUSINESS, The Hampton Roads Business Journal
  • 2012: Faculty Development Grant, Old Dominion University Faculty Senate