Patricia Lenton, BSDH, MA, CCRP

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota (UMN) in Minneapolis, Patricia Lenton, BSDH, MA, CCRP, taught as a clinical instructor for UMN’s Dental Hygiene Division and practiced clinically in both group and private practices. In 1989, she was recruited to serve as a clinical research examiner in the newly formed Oral …

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Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH

Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH, is the public health coordinator and assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her responsibilities include teaching foundational courses, as well as overseeing dental public health rotations. Prior to becoming the public health coordinator at Fones, Minihan-Anderson supervised the Fones Dental Hygiene Health Center …

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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 within the community and vulnerable older adults residing in nursing care facilities who …

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Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA

Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA, is a clinical educator II/trainer for Dentsply Sirona Consumable Products Group. Throughout the year, she travels the world providing clinical education and training for clinicians and faculty at universities on the use of ultrasonic instrumentation and other prevention-related topics. She has served at her alma mater, the University of Michigan School of …

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Ellen J. Rogo, RDH, PhD

With more than 40 years of experience in the field of dental hygiene education, Ellen J. Rogo, RDH, PhD, is now a professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello. Mentoring is an integral part of her job, and she has served as chair of the thesis committee for 15 dental …

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