Becoming health literateRDH, MSc, PhD
Dr Linda Stein is a Norwegian licenced dental hygienist who started her career in private dental practice. After a few years, she underwent postgraduate training in educational pedagogics. Linda combined her clinical practice with part-time clinical teaching for Bachelor of dental hygiene students at the University of Oslo. After completing a Master’s degree in Public Health, a desire to do more research made her move up north to UiT The Arctic University of Norway, where she completed her PhD in 2015.
Linda’s research interests include population oral health, health literacy, health services research and Indigenous oral health. Teaching responsibilities include dental public health and epidemiology, along with supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Linda had the pleasure to be a guest researcher at Melbourne Dental School in 2018/2019.
Dr Stein holds an Associate Professor appointment at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. For three years, Linda was appointed as head of teaching and learning at the Department of Clinical Dentistry. She is currently the head of the Bachelor of dental hygiene program and in charge of Dental public health education for the Bachelor of dental hygiene and the Master of dentistry programs.