2020 Archive

Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD

Currently, Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD, leads TRAC Research, which is part of the nonprofit educational Clinicians Report Foundation, an organization she co-founded and directed for 27 years. TRAC Research is devoted to oral microbiology, minimally invasive dentistry, and dental restoratives research. Throughout …

Crystal Spring, RDH, BS, LAP

For the past 22 years, Crystal Spring, RDH, BS, LAP, has been wildly passionate about her work and the dental hygiene profession. Growing up on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeastern Montana, Spring noticed early on there was a desperate need …

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 …

Michele Lash, RDH, BA

With more than 20 years of experience in the dental hygiene profession, Michele Lash, RDH, BA, is a clinical educator for Dentsply Sirona in York, Pennsylvania. She spent many years in clinical private practice and in education at her alma mater, Harrisburg …

Michaela Nguyen, RDH, BSDH, MS

Since 1998, Michaela Nguyen, RDH, BSDH, MS, has been practicing clinical dental hygiene in general/cosmetic dentistry in the Los Angeles area. She is also the pre-clinical director and senior clinical instructor—focusing on manual and ultrasonic advanced instrumentation techniques, body mechanics, and dental …

Nancy W. Burkhart, EdD, MEd, BSDH, AFAAOM

With more than 23 years of experience as a dental hygiene educator, Nancy W. Burkhart, EdD, MEd, BSDH, AFAAOM is currently an adjunct professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas. After earning a master’s and doctoral degree from North Carolina …