Clinical Practice Archive

Kelly Reich, RDH, BS

Kelly Reich, RDH, BS, has been practicing clinical dental hygiene since 1982, working in general and periodontal practices in Idaho Falls and Boise, Idaho. Her high-quality, compassionate, and empowering care has generated a cadre of loyal patients. While she has spent time …

Melissa A Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM

Melissa A Obrotka, RDH, BBAOM, has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field, as her journey began in dental assisting while attending dental hygiene school. She practices as an implant care practitioner at the North Jersey Design Center for …

Kylie J. Siruta-Austin, RDH, MS, ECP-III

Kylie J. Siruta-Austin, RDH, MS, ECP-III, works clinically for Community Health Ministry in the Healthy Smiles Outreach Program in Wamego, Kansas, and Total Care Dentistry in Junction City, Kansas. In addition to her dental hygiene license, Siruta-Austin has the Extended Care Permit …
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Darlene J. Swigart, RDH, BS

Darlene J. Swigart, RDH, BS, works full-time as a practicing dental hygienist in Oceanside, California, while also earning a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree with an emphasis in education from Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello. After 30 years of dental …
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Karine Strickland, RDHAP, BS

After working in private practice in Northern California for more than 25 years, Karine Strickland, RDHAP, BS, decided to go back to school to earn an alternative-practice credential. In 2005, after completing the program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. …
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Doreen K. Naughton, RDH, BSDH

Doreen K. Naughton, RDH, BSDH, has been passionate about clinical practice since she started treating patients 34 years ago. Today, she is the proprietor, administrator, and clinician for Dental Hygiene Health Services, a practice that provides oral health care to patients with …
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Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS

Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS, has been a private practitioner in specialty practice for more than 30 years and a clinical educator in periodontics for 18 years. She has trained dental and dental hygiene faculty and periodontal residents and practitioners across …
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Lucinda B. McKechnie, RDH, BS

Lucinda B. McKechnie, RDH, BS, has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for more than 40 years. In addition to clinical practice, McKechnie has been active in academia, altruism, and continuing education. She has presented programs in periodontal therapy at the University of …
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Nancy Kiehl, RDH, MS

Nancy Kiehl, RDH, MS, is an expert in clinical dental hygiene. She graduated from two clinical dental hygiene programs at Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene in Boston and USC’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, where she also went on to earn a …
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Margaret Lappan Green, RDH, MS

Margaret Lappan Green, RDH, MS, has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for more than 40 years. She served as the 80th president of ADHA from 2006 to 2007 and chair of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health from 2007 to 2008. She …