Caren M. Barnes, RDH, MS


Caren M. Barnes, RDH, MS, is a professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene, and coordinator of clinical research at the Cruzan Center for Dental Research, both at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, Lincoln. She has been practicing, teaching, and conducting research in dental hygiene for more than 35 years and […]

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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 Master of Science in Education. She has also had a long career in

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Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD


Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She holds several academic appointments, including adjunct associate professor and course director of clinical medicine and pharmacology at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Ariz, and clinical associate professor at

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Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH


Helene Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH, is director of the HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program at the Boston Public Health Commission. She is also vice president of HIVdent, a not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care professionals committed to assuring access to high quality oral health care services for people living with HIV disease. Bednarsh was honored with

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Karen Neiner, RDH, MBA


Karen Neiner, RDH, MBA, is vice president of corporate development and professional relations at Hu-Friedy Mfg Co Inc in Chicago. She began her career with Hu-Friedy in 1989 as an associate product manager after completing a marketing internship with the company while she was completing her bachelor of science degree at Northwestern University. She has

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