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Ann Slaughter, D.D.S., M.P.H.: Biography

Dr. Ann Slaughter is assistant professor and course director for geriatric dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. She lectures in the departmental courses of Geriatric Dentistry, Health Promotion and Basic Clinical Dentistry II. She is adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Dr. Slaughter received her D.D.S. from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry. She completed general dentistry post-graduate training in Rochester, New York, at the Eastman Dental Center. She completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Connecticut and earned her master's of public health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Slaughter's research is focused on addressing oral health disparities from a behavioral and cultural perspective among minority racial and ethnic groups. Currently, she is the principal investigator on a study that explores the oral health beliefs and oral health behaviors of African American elders residing in West Philadelphia. The objective of the study is to develop community-based intervention systems to promote health and well-being among African American elders.

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