2017 Archive

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 …

Jane L. Forrest, RDH, EdD

Jane L. Forrest, RDH, EdD, is a professor of clinical dentistry and section chair of behavioral science at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research …

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH

As the associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, directs both the oral health and early childhood literacy programs along with providing operational support to the organization. The oral health program includes Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile, Healthy Smiles for …

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 …

Rachel C. Kearney, RDH, MS

Rachel C. Kearney, RDH, MS, is an associate professor and chair of the Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Dentistry in Columbus. She teaches ethics, professionalism, education, and research courses to undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene …

Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM

Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM, is director of corporate education and professional relations for Crosstex International, based in Hauppauge, New York. Her work focuses on advancing Crosstex’s thought leadership among influential oral health professionals. An identifier of trends in the fields of oral …