Staff - Kelly Braun, R.D.H., M.S.D.H.

Kelly Braun, R.D.H., M.S.D.H.

Kelly Braun

Dental Delivery Systems Coordinator

310 Nursing Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
Office: (814) 865-9888 Email: kub277@psu.edu

Kelly Braun, RDH, MSDH, serves as the dental delivery systems coordinator at PORH.  Kelly leads the implementation of the Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) Collaborative in Pennsylvania, in partnership with the DentaQuest Institute.  This program is focused on integrating oral health, specifically the primary and secondary prevention of dental disease, into primary care practice, specifically in Rural Health Clinics.  This initiative is the second pilot of a project first implemented in South Carolina and expanded to Pennsylvania and Colorado through those states' SORHs.  A Registered Dental Hygienist and a Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner, Kelly worked in a hospital-based clinical practice prior to coming to the Office of Rural Health.  She also is an adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology in the dental hygiene program.  Kelly holds an AS and BSDH, both from Pennsylvania College of Technology.  She also obtained a Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene, with an emphasis on education, from the University of Bridgeport in 2013.  Upon completion of her MSDH, Kelly was invited to participate in the the American Dental Hygiene Association's (ADHA) graduate student clinician program at the ADHA Annual Session in 2014 where she presented her thesis on oral health in the primary care setting, specifically, the attitudes and practice behaviors of physician assistants.