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Deborah Mattheus, PhD, APRN-Rx, CPNP

Dental Sealant Program Director

Hawaii Keiki: Healthy & Ready to Learn
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Office Location & Mailing Address
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 437
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: 808-956-8426
Fax: 808-956-3257

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Dr. Mattheus has over 25 years of experience as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner and more than a decade of experience as a nursing educator. She is currently involved in the education of advanced practice nursing students at UHM Nursing. Dr. Mattheus serves on a variety of school and community committees including serving as an active member on the Oral Health Advisory Board. In addition, she has served as a Pediatric Asthma Trainer by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners.

Her research is focused on improving oral health outcomes pregnant women, infants and children. She has been invited nationally to speak on oral health and changing parent’s oral health beliefs and behaviors in primary care practice. Dr. Mattheus was a recipient of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship, Honolulu Chapter for her doctoral research study on the prevention of early childhood caries in primary care practice. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Dental Problems and Solutions and the International Journal of Oral and Dental Health.

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