Herenia P.
Herenia Lawrence

Associate Professor

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D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Dr. Lawrence’s research explores population-based and preventive clinical and behavioural interventions that seek to improve the oral health of marginalized children. She recently led the Canadian arm of a tri-nation study aimed at reducing early childhood caries and oral health inequalities in Indigenous communities.

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Lawrence HP, Cidro J, Isaac-Mann S, Peressini S, Maar M, Schroth RJ, Gordon JN, Hoffman-Goetz L, Broughton JR, Jamieson L. Racism and Oral Health Outcomes among Pregnant Canadian Aboriginal Women. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016;27(1A):178-206.

Broughton JR, Lawrence HP, Jamieson L. Tikanga Māori (Māori Customary Practices) in Oral Health Research. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2016;27(1A):101-109.

Calvasina P, Lawrence HP, Hoffman-Goetz L, Norman CD. Brazilian immigrants' oral health literacy and participation in oral health care in Canada. BMC Oral Health. 2016 Feb 15;16:18.