Pam Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD


As provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), Pam Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD, serves as the university’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the administration of all academic departments and programs. A faculty member in UDM’s School of Dentistry (UDMSD) since 1978, Zarkowski became a professor in […]

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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. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, she became a registered dental hygienist in

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Candy B. Ross, RDH, BS


With more than 35 years of experience in industry, Candy B. Ross, RDH, BS, is well versed in clinical research, training and continuing-education development, professional relations, marketing, and product-launch strategies. Currently, she is director of industry and professional relations for the KaVo Kerr Group. Based in Marietta, Georgia, Ross is responsible for maintaining external relationships

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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 manages the internal review process to ensure the timely completion of tasks to

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Martha M. Dellapenna, RDH, MEd


Martha M. Dellapenna, RDH, MEd, has experience in a variety of workplace settings—from academia to industry—but her passion remains public health. She is director of the Washington, DC-based Medicaid-Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) State Dental Association (MSDA) Center for Quality, Policy and Financing, whose mission is to develop and promote evidence-based Medicaid/CHIP oral health best

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