Nancy Neish

Assistant Professor

Director, School of Dental Hygiene, Chair, School of Dental Hygiene Faculty Committee, Chair, DH Sub-Curriculum Committee, Chair, Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee, Chair, Ad hoc Three plus one Year Dental Hygiene Degree Committee

Email: Nancy.Neish@Dal.Ca

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  • A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice 

    Tax, Cara L., Heather Doucette, Nancy R. Neish, and J. Peggy Maillet. 2012. "A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice." Journal of dental education 76(3): 311-321.
    There is a need to explore approaches in faculty development that will foster change in actual teaching practices. The literature suggests that there should be more deliberate use of theory in faculty development research. ...
  • Effect of magnification loupes on dental hygiene student posture 

    Maillet, J. Peggy, A. Michele Millar, Jillian M. Burke, Michelle A. Maillet, et al. 2008. "Effect of magnification loupes on dental hygiene student posture." Journal of dental education 72(1): 33-44.
    The chair-side work posture of dental hygienists has long been a concern because of health-related problems potentially caused or exacerbated by poor posture. The purpose of this study was to investigate if using magnification ...
  • What hurts during dental hygiene treatment 

    Tripp, D. A., N. R. Neish, and M. J. Sullivan. 1998. "What hurts during dental hygiene treatment." Journal of dental hygiene : JDH / American Dental Hygienists' Association 72(4): 25-30.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine clients' pain reports for routine clinical procedures during dental hygiene treatment, and to examine the degree to which physical and psychological variables contribute ...
  • Catastrophizing, anxiety and pain during dental hygiene treatment 

    Sullivan, MJL, and NR Neish. 1998. "Catastrophizing, anxiety and pain during dental hygiene treatment." Community dentistry and oral epidemiology 26(5): 344-349.
    Objectives: This study examined the relations between catastrophizing, dental anxiety, and pain during dental hygiene treatment. Methods: Participants were 78 (32 men, 46 women) consecutive referrals to the Dalhousie ...
  • Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum 

    Maillet, J. Peggy, Cara L. Tax, Nancy R. Neish, and Allison L. Denny. 2010. "Evaluation of Outcomes for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in the Dalhousie University Dental Hygiene Curriculum." Journal of dental education 74(3): 311-317.
    As part of their curriculum, senior dental hygiene students at Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentisity provide tobacco cessation counseling (TCC). This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the TCC didactic ...
  • A psychological intervention for reducing pain during dental hygiene treatment 

    Sullivan, M. J., and N. R. Neish. 1999. "A psychological intervention for reducing pain during dental hygiene treatment." Probe (Ottawa, Ont.) 33(3): 23-5, 28-30.
    Previous research has shown that individuals who "catastrophize" are more likely to experience high levels of pain and emotional distress during dental treatment. In the present study, we examined the effects of emotional ...
  • Psychological predictors of pain during dental hygiene treatment 

    Sullivan, M. J., and N. R. Neish. 1997. "Psychological predictors of pain during dental hygiene treatment." Probe (Ottawa, Ont.) 31(4): 123-6, 135.
    This study examined the role of catastrophizing (i.e. a tendency to exaggerate the threat value of potentially painful situations) in predicting pain experience during dental hygiene treatment. Participants in the research ...
  • Interprofessional Learning Modules for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Students 

    Neish, Nancy R., and Cynthia L. Andrews. 2013. "Interprofessional Learning Modules for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Students." Journal of Interprofessional Care 27: 41-41.
    No abstract available.
  • Determining the efficacy of auricular acupuncture for reducing anxiety in patients withdrawing from psychoactive drugs 

    Black, Shaun, Eileen Carey, Adam Webber, Nancy Neish, et al. 2011. "Determining the efficacy of auricular acupuncture for reducing anxiety in patients withdrawing from psychoactive drugs." Journal of substance abuse treatment 41(3): 279-287.
    Auricular acupuncture (AA) is a widely accepted treatment option for substance abuse that is used in more than 700 treatment centers worldwide. Despite claims of perceived clinical benefits by patients and treatment staff, ...