Six Dental Hygienists Archive

Patricia Lenton, BSDH, MA, CCRP

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis, Patricia Lenton, BSDH, MA, CCRP, taught as a clinical instructor for UMN’s Dental Hygiene Division and practiced clinically in both group and private practices. In 1989, she was …

Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH

Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH, is the public health coordinator and assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her responsibilities include teaching foundational courses, as well as overseeing dental public health rotations. Prior to becoming the …

Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS

After more than 20 years in the field of dentistry, Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS, decided to take a risk and start her own company, Senior Mobile Dental—now Community Dental Health—in 2006. Based in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado, the nonprofit organization serves low-income individuals …

Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA

Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA, is a clinical educator II/trainer for Dentsply Sirona Consumable Products Group. Throughout the year, she travels the world providing clinical education and training for clinicians and faculty at universities on the use of ultrasonic instrumentation and other prevention-related topics. …

Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP

Shavonne R. Healy, MSDH, RDH, ICP, is dedicated to improving the oral health of all patients, with a focus on those with dental implants. To accomplish this goal, she practices as an implant care practitioner (ICP) at Kazemi Oral Surgery and Dental Implants …

Ellen J. Rogo, RDH, PhD

With more than 40 years of experience in the field of dental hygiene education, Ellen J. Rogo, RDH, PhD, is now a professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello. Mentoring is an integral part of her job, …

Alice M. Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD

Alice M. Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD, is a research associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland-College Park. As a health educator researcher, her career focus has been on dental caries primary prevention and closing the gap …

Corinna S. Culler, RDH, DrPH

As a newly minted dental hygienist in 1989, Corinna S. Culler, RDH, DrPH, participated in an international medical/dental delegation, sparking her interest in public health. She soon realized that access to dental care was a problem in the United States, as well …

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD, is the director of community outreach and an associate professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry (UTSD), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. While teaching at UTSD, she served as the Student American Dental …

Jackie L. Sanders, RDH, MBA

Jackie L. Sanders, RDH, MBA, as manager of professional relations and communications for Chicago-based Sunstar Americas Inc, serves as a liaison responsible for communications with professional and industry associations, educational institutions, and the dental professional community. She is a recognized and active opinion …