Influencer Archive

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Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS

Lancette VanGuilder, RDH, BS, has spent the past two decades actively involved in the dental industry as a speaker, author, clinician, and public health advocate. A graduate of the University of South Dakota, she currently resides in Reno, Nevada. A past president of …

Amy E. Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS

In 2009, Amy E. Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS, joined the faculty at Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies in Forest Grove, Oregon, after completing a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She …

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 …

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 …

Deborah Bailey Astroth, RDH, BSDH

Deborah Bailey Astroth, RDH, BSDH, has been active in dental hygiene in Colorado for more than 40 years. Involved in organized dental hygiene, she has served as president of the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, speaker of the house and chair of the …

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS, is an associate professor and director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Dentistry. She is also the director of admissions and recruitment for the dental hygiene program. Manski has …
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Katy Battani, RDH, MS

Katy Battani, RDH, MS, is definitely a “mover and shaker,” as she hardly ever has a chance to sit down. She has two important positions in public health—project manager of the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) program with the …
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Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MS, CDA

From clinical dental hygiene practice and consulting to academia, Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MS, CDA, is a go-getter. As coordinator of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Reaffirmation at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, she …
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JoAnn Galliano, MEd, RDH

A woman of many talents and interests, JoAnn Galliano, MEd, RDH, is a legislative consultant for the California Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (CDHA) Government Relations Council, and an instructor in the dental hygiene program at Chabot College in Hayward, Calif. As chair of …
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Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS

Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS, is the director of clinical development for Midwest and Mountain Dental, a group practice based in Mondovi, Wis, with more than 100 offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. She works closely with …