ADHA 2015 CLL at the 92nd Annual Session
ADHA 2015 CLL at the 92nd Annual Session
Wednesday 06/17 - Tuesday 06/23/2015
Cynthia Gadbury Amyot, MSDH, Ed.D.
Dr. Amyot serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Instructional Technology and Faculty Development, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), School of Dentistry. Dr. Amyot has been a full-time faculty member at UMKC since 1993 serving three years as Director of Graduate and Degree Completion Studies and five years as Director of the Division of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Amyot teaches at all levels of the curriculum; doctoral, predoctoral, graduate and undergraduate.
Leslie Barkley, RDH, BS, MDH

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Barkley is the director of dental hygiene at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN. She has 22 years experience in the field of dental hygiene.  Her interest in the area of dental hygiene education is developing and integrating cutting-edge technology to equip the next generation of dental hygienist.  

Gail Barnes, RDH, PhD

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Dr. Barnes is an Associate Professor with the Department of Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University, Morrow Georgia and has been a dental hygiene educator for over twenty years. Dr. Barnes earned a certificate in dental hygiene from Howard University in Washington, DC.,  bachelor and masters degrees in dental auxiliary teacher education were earned at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. Additionally, she holds a doctor of philosophy degree in educational administration and a minor in hospital and health services administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS
Ms. Blackiston is a manager of Professional Education for Philips Oral Healthcare. She serves on the board of directors and volunteers at The Samaritan Women; which is a long-term restoration program for victims of human trafficking. She also volunteers educating the community on this issue.
Ann Bruhn, BSDH, MS
Ms.Bruhn is an assistant professor at the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, where she teaches Oral Radiology and clinical dental hygiene care to junior and senior students. Bruhn is always seeking ways to implement evidenced based technologies in the dental hygiene curriculum.
Jen Butler, M.Ed, CPC, BCC
Ms. Butler of Jen Butler Inc is a 20-year veteran in stress management.  She works with individuals and organizations, educating them on what stress is, how it holds them back from achieving what they want, and ways to work and live stressLESS.  She consultants, trains, and speaks to dental professionals all over the globe helping them reduce stress while building their practices. 
Cathy Collier, RDH, B.Ed

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Collier is an educator, key opinion leader, and national lecturer. Her presentations include Occupational Health and Safety, Infection Control, HIPAA Regulations, CPR, and Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. Past Clinical Coordinator at The Fones school of Dental Hygiene, Cathie is currently serving on faculty at Lincoln College School of Dental Hygiene.

Sara Coppola, AA, BA, RDH, RDHAP

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Coppola is a 1988 graduate from West Los Angeles College Dental Hygiene Program and has been involved in clinical practice ever since.  In 2012 she obtained her Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) license and has been working with the board and care, home bound and the developmentally disabled populations.  She is currently enrolled in the University of Michigan Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program and is conducting RDHAP economic sustainability research.

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH

Mr. Crespin is the associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, a statewide organization whose mission is to ensure children are healthy, safe and able to thrive. He oversees all oral health programming at the Alliance including work around community water fluoridation education and advocacy. Mr. Crespin led the effort ensuring that nearly 1 million people in the Milwaukee area will continue to receive the benefits of community water fluoridation.

Susan Deming, RDH, RDA, BS
Ms. Deming is an Education/Fluoridation Coordinator with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)-Oral Health Unit. She provides education and promotion of community water fluoridation, as well as education and promotion of oral health to a variety of health providers and other groups including Head Start, WIC, Home Visiting and medical clinics. She is active in building strong collaborations with the MDCH Tobacco, Cancer, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Sections in order to reduce oral disease in Michigan.
Timothy Donley, DDS, MSD
Dr. Donley is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. Dr. Donley is  an adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University and is currently involved in developing the profession of dental hygiene throughout Russia. He lectures internationally and publishes frequently on topics of interest to clinical dentists and hygienists.
Kris Dowling RDHAP, BA

Ms. Dowling is a 1993 graduate of the Shoreline Community College Dental Hygiene program, holds a bachelor of business management from St. Mary's College in California, certificates in nutrition education from Bauman College in Berkeley, CA as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY. Kris became a Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice in 2008, graduating from the University of the Pacific, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program at Idaho State University. She is passionate about dental hygiene, nutrition, and education and currently works as an adjunct clinical instructor at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, and is a member of the volunteer clinical faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.

Catherine Draper, RDH, MS
Ms. Draper is a member of the clinical faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. After completing her Master’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan, she practiced in Germany before returning to California where she has been active in the profession for over 35 years as a clinician, educator, speaker, writer and leader. Outside of dental hygiene, she has been a library reference associate, assisting patients and families access health information at the Stanford Hospital Cancer Center, since 1994.
Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge Massachusetts.  Ms. Eklund is  an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene.  She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Over the past 30 years Ms. Eklund has published articles and chapters in texts on Infection Control and Safety and lectured nationally and internationally. 

Diane Flanagan, RDH
Ms. Flanagan began working with Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin in 2007. She currently is the project manager of the Earlier Is Better oral health program for Wisconsin’s Early Head Start. Ms. Flanagan's experience includes more than 25 years of clinical practice in pediatric dentistry.
Kathy Forbes, RDH, BS
Ms. Forbes has been a dental hygienist, educator, speaker, and author for over 35 years. She speaks frequently about the correct classification, documentation, treatment planning, procedure code selection and long term case management for patients with periodontal disease. Ms. Forbes is a contributing author for the Insurance Solutions Newsletter, a national publication for Dr. Charles Blair and Associates as well as RDH Magazine where she addresses issues related to dental hygiene procedures and proper billing practices.
Christianne Fowler, DNP, RN, GNP-BC
Dr. Fowler is a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and faculty member in the School of Nursing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia. She has been part of a team of faculty members at ODU educating different health care disciplines to work interprofessionally for 3 years. Dr. Fowler is primarily involved in the Aging in the 21st Century course which uses various technologies to teach and engage students.
Adam Freeman, DDS, D-ABFO
Dr. Freeman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and currently serves as its Secretary.  He is the Dental Section Chief of Health and Human Services DMORT Region 1; a federal team dedicated to identifying the victims of mass fatality incidents. Dr. Freeman is the Founder and Director of The State of Connecticut’s Disaster Identification Response Team (D.I.R.T), and the Deputy Chair of Interpol’s Disaster Victim Identification Odontology Working Group.
Patricia Frese, RDH, MEd

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Frese is  a Professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.  She has published and presented on such topics as oral piercings, substance abuse, ecigarettes, and ADHD.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UCBA in 1996, the Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association Outstanding Service Award in 2008 and the Barber Outstanding Advisor Award from UC in April, 2014.

Jacquelyn Fried, BA, RDH, MS
Ms. Fried is an Associate Professor and Director of Inter-professional Initiatives at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and her Certificate in Dental Hygiene from the Ohio State University and she earned a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from Old Dominion University. She loves to write, edit and publish, and to mentor others to develop these skills.
Dorothy Garlough, RDH, MPA

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Garlough is a change agent that helps dental offices “create tomorrow today.”  As an international speaker, writer, and trainer, she advances forward thinking in a collaborative and creative manner. Her passion and commitment to a healthy work environment orchestrates change that sticks…leading to engagement, fulfillment and success.

Dianne Glasscoe Watterson, RDH, BS, MBA
Ms. Glasscoe Watterson  is an international speaker, author, and consultant with more than four decades in dentistry. She has published 2 books and has written hundreds of articles and several chapters for a periodontics textbook used nationwide. Ms. Glasscoe Watterson is a member of several professional groups and serves on the editorial board for RDH magazine.
Rachel Henry, RDH, MS
Ms. Henry is an assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She teaches education courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs at The Ohio State University. Ms. Henry serves ADHA on the Council on Education.
Whitney Howerton, RDH, BS, BA
Ms. Howerton is a dental hygiene instructor at Concorde Career College in Memphis, TN. She earned her BS in Dental Hygiene in 2010 and is currently pursuing her MDH from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where service learning is a large component of the clinical curriculum. Her background in community service, servant leadership, and now dental hygiene education has led her to serve in multiple leadership roles on a local, state, and national level.
Dana Hughes, DrPH

Dana Hughes is Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  From 2008 to 2014 she also served as the Director of Health Policy Curriculum in the School of Medicine.

Dana has dedicated her career to pursuing her personal commitment to addressing inequities that that contribute to health disparities.  She began her career some 30 years ago in Washington DC working as staff to two Members of Congress and as an advocate for a national children’s organization to influence policies and programs related to health, housing, food security, income and taxation.  Since the early 1990’s, Dana has worked on a large number of research projects and evaluations which seek solutions to complex social, organizational and political issues that affect the health and well-being of families, especially low income families and children.  During this period, she has lead and participated in multiple research and evaluation endeavors at the federal, state and local level on issue of access to care, health care financing and insurance coverage, health reform and community engagement in shaping health reform.  

In the realm of oral health, she has evaluated a number of interventions designed to improve access to oral health care among uninsured and underinsured populations.  She currently is involved in an national evaluation of projects involving workforce innovations aimed at improving access to preventive oral health services.  Previously Dana served on the board of the Center for Oral Health in California and currently is a special advisor to that group. 

Prior to joining UCSF, Dana worked in Washington, D.C. in Congress for Congressman Ronald V. Dellums and Congressman Louis Stokes.  She also worked for five years (1985-1989) at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. where she consulted with Medicaid agencies, state legislatures and other policy makers for the enactment of Medicaid expansions to low income pregnant women and children.  From 1983-1985 she directed a consortium of community health centers in New York City.  Between 1995 and 1998, Dana was a Fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program.  She earned a doctorate in public health (DrPH) at the University of California at Berkeley (1995). In addition, she has a Masters Degree in public health and a Masters Degree in urban planning from Columbia University (1983).

Kathy Hunt, RDH
A clinical dental hygienist for 30 years, Ms. Hunt utilized new state legislation in 2004 to design the first system in Kansas to provide on-site preventive dental care in schools, early childhood programs, and health departments. For the past 7 years she has served as Project Director for a statewide oral health initiative entitled Kansas Cavity Free Kids. Ms. Hunt is co-author of the Teeth for Two and Teeth for Tots oral health resource guides designed for home visitors to educate pregnant women and families of infants and toddlers on oral health as well as growing library of issue specific oral health flyers for parents of young children.
Matt Jacob, BA
Mr. Jacob is director of Communications & Outreach for the Children’s Dental Health Project. In addition to managing the nonprofit’s website, social media and press relations, Mr. Jacob has given presentations on the framing of oral health messages, using social media and other communication strategies to a variety of audiences, including the Institute of Medicine and the American Public Health Association. has named Mr. Jacob one of its Health Literacy Heroes.
Darlene Jones, RDH, BS, MPA
Ms. Jones has practiced dental hygiene for over 35 years in a variety of settings and states. Ms. Jones has taught Special Patient Needs at Wayne County Community College since 2005, and Community Dentistry and Practicum classes at The University of Michigan since 2008, and practices dental hygiene for the underserved in the community. Near term, Ms. Jones has been focusing application of Practicum at the University of Michigan, student clinical outreach, and mentoring students with community focused research.
Jacqueline Juhl, RDH, MS

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Juhl holds a BS in Clinical Nutrition from Texas Tech University, a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Washington, an MS in Dental Hygiene Education and Community and Rural Oral Health from Idaho State University, and hopes to continue to doctoral studies. Her research interests are global and domestic oral healthcare access equity; improved patient outcomes through workforce and healthcare delivery innovations; and hospital dental hygiene. She currently resides in Anacortes, Washington where she enjoys boating, culinary and glass arts, and is an active ADHA/WSDHA component member and community oral health volunteer.

Karen Kott, PhD, PT
Dr.  Kott is a fulltime Associate Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Old Dominion University.  She completed work on an interdisciplinary team project designing and evaluating a family support access center for underserved pediatric populations. Dr. Kott is a co-investigator/physical therapy faculty on two nationally funded HRSA projects for educating students interprofessionally. 
Robbyn Kuester, BSDH, RDH
Ms. Kuester is the Statewide Dental Sealant and Fluoridation Program Coordinator at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. She provides leadership and technical assistance to promote and implement community water fluoridation programs.  In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University-Mankato, Ms. Kuester has also received fluoridation training in aspects of the basic engineering practices, operation, administration, and management of a state fluoridation program.
Michelle Landrum, RDH, M.Ed.
Ms. Landrum is a consultant for the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Health, and serves as the consultant for the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors’ Early Childhood Committee. Ms. Landrum is Associate Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Austin Community College, where she teaches Community Dentistry, Nutrition, and is the Clinic Coordinator for first-year dental hygiene students. Ms. Landrum received her dental hygiene certification from UTHSCSA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences and a Master of Health Education, both from Texas State University.
Margaret Lemaster, BSDH, MS
Ms. Lemaster is assistant professor, didactic and clinic coordinator for first year dental hygiene students in the School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. To address the lack of preventive oral care for the institutionalized elderly, she recently established a preventive oral health clinic in a local long term care facility to help improve residents’ oral health and overall health. Her research interests include interprofessional initiatives to prepare allied health professions to work collaboratively and improving educational outcomes through the use of technology.
Frank Licht, RDH, BSDH

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Mr. Licht received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Michigan in 2004.  He will receive his Masters Degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in May of 2015.  He is a faculty member at Tennessee State University whose teaching and research niche is in Lasers and Periodontal Therapy.

Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH
With 34 years of experience in dentistry, Ms. Lukes spent 28 years in academia, retiring from Southern Illinois University in 2014 as an Associate Professor. Teaching and research expertise lie in oral pathology and public health. She is an oral pathology fellow in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and serves as President of the Illinois Dental Hygienists Association.
Phyllis Martina, RDH, BS, MBA
Ms. Martina is the Senior Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. Her career in dental hygiene started in high school as a dental assistant's assistant and includes positions as clinician, faculty member, as well as corporate positions in marketing, sales and management. Phyllis graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with honors and she received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Phyllis is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, American Dental Education Association and is a lifetime member of Sigma Phi Alpha.
Hannah Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH
Dr. Maxey, Assistant Professor and the Director of Health Workforce Studies at Indiana University School of Medicine, is actively involved in health workforce policy and research at the state and national level. She received her PhD from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in August of 2014. Her dissertation work examined the effect of state regulation of the dental hygiene workforce on dental service delivery, access to care, and the oral health status of patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers from 2004 to 2012.
Linda Meeuwenberg, RDH, MA, MA, FADIA
Ms. Meeuwenberg is the founder and C.E.O. of Professional Development Association, Inc. dedicated to improving performance with her workshops, CE courses, coaching, and writings. She is a 2009 Hygiene Hero Recipient and a 2012 RDH Sunstar Award of Distinction Recipient, and the 2014 Outstanding Component Member of Brevard County, Florida. She is a best-selling author and has delivered hundreds of professional development seminars in the USA and abroad.
Diane Millar, RDH, MA
Ms. Millar's career in dental hygiene has embraced working in private practice and teaching advanced instrumentation techniques at USC, Cerritos College and currently at West Coast University. She is a National speaker and is also the published author of Reinforced Periodontal Instrumentation and Ergonomics for the Dental Care Provider. Ms. Millar is a CE Provider for the CA Dental Board and conducts seminars and hands-on workshops to help dental professionals learn how to practice more efficiently and ergonomically safe to ensure career longevity.
Deborah Miller, RDH, MS, MA
After receiving her B.S. in Dental Hygiene with an Expanded Functions Component from the University of Iowa, Ms. Miller worked as a Dental Nurse on Indian Reservations in Manitoba, Canada. Upon returning to the states she earned a M.S. in Dental Hygiene and a M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology also from the University of Iowa and became an Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University where she taught for 12 years. Currently she works in private practice as a dental hygienist, implant coordinator and practice manager for a periodontist in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Doreen Naughton, RDH, BSDH
Ms. Naughton is a clinician, educator, consultant, author, presenter, and the sole proprietor of Dental Hygiene Health Services. She has provided dental hygiene services for twenty-six years in Washington State caring for over 4500 patients in alternate living facilities. Ms. Naughton has served as president of the Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association and as District XII Trustee for ADHA and has received recognition and awards including the ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award in 2000.
Tara Newcomb, BSDH, MS
Ms. Newcomb is an Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene where she teaches head and neck anatomy, dental hygiene theory and is a clinical supervisor and instructor. Ms. Newcomb is currently serving as a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Council on Education and has over 12 years of experience in the dental hygiene profession. Her current research includes developing avatar practice scenarios and incorporating various multimedia approaches to dental hygiene education.
Howard Notgarnie, RDH, EdD

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Dr. Notgarnie has been practicing dental hygiene since 1992. He has been teaching peers and protégés through coaching, speaking, and authoring since 1983. His doctorate in education in 2011 included the dissertation Critical Thinking Skills of United States Dental Hygiene Students.

Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA
Ms. Patrounova is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas in Houston, School of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene. She presents continuing education courses on nitrous oxide conscious sedation, smoking trends and tobacco cessation on local and national levels. Ms. Patrounova is an advisor for Student Chapter of ADHA and serves as an officer of Greater Houston Dental Hygiene Society, Table Clinics committee chair for Texas Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association and a Secretary for ADEA Section on Substance Abuse, Addictions & Tobacco Dependence Education.
Jane Phillips, RDH, MS, CPT
Ms. Phillips is a Faculty Research Assistant in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Dentistry. Her current role in clinical research is in the area of TMD where she received specialized training as a research examiner for the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) which she implements in multiple TMD studies. Other research roles include that of study coordinator, phlebotomy and blood processing for subjects, and pressure pain thresholds.
Karen Raposa, RDH, MBA
Ms. Raposa is currently Clinical Education Manager with Hu-Friedy Mfg Co. She has spent the last several years of her career lecturing to dental professionals internationally and writing several journal articles on a variety of topics. Ms. Raposa is co-editor of the textbook titled “Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder” which was released in July 2012.
Ryan Rutar, RDH, BS, BA

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Mr. Rutar is a full-time clinical hygienist in Nebraska. He pursued a science degree in biology and dental hygiene. He is currently finishing up his Masters of Arts in business management. 

Kelly Tanner Williams, RDH, MS,CDA
Ms. Tanner Williams has been active in dental hygiene as a mentor, clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant, and has won awards for outstanding leadership within health care and university settings. She is a nationally recognized speaker on topics including telehealth technologies and strategic leadership. Ms. Williams directs a course in Telehealthcare Technology for Old Dominion University and is also an Associate Professor at Thomas Nelson Community College.
Joyce Turcotte, RDH, M.Ed., FAADH

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Turcotte is the President of Professional Learning Services, LLC, an educational and consulting service, established in 1987. Joyce lectures nationally, prepares dental hygienists for dental hygiene clinical boards and offers refresher programs, CE courses and CPR. She received the 2014 Mentor of Distinction from Philips Oral Health Care and RDH/Pennwell. 

Sharon Varlotta, RDH, MS
Ms. Varlotta graduated with her Master of Science, (Dental Hygiene) Graduate Program at the University of Maryland in 2013. Prior to working at UMSOD, Ms. Varlotta practiced privately for 14 years. Ms. Varlotta shares her appointment at the School of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and the Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences.
Thomas Viola, R.Ph., C.C.P.
In addition to his daily practice of the profession of pharmacy, Dr. Viola also serves the profession of dental hygiene as a educator, published writer and professional speaker. Dr. Viola is a member of the faculty of seven dental hygiene programs, as well as the ADHA National Board Review course. He is a contributor to several dental professional journals, with pharmacology columns appearing regularly in Access Magazine, AGD Impact, General Dentistry and RDH Magazine.
Sheila Weagle, DHEd, MPH, RDH, CHES

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Dr. Weagle currently works with the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Public Health Analyst.  She was previously with the Division of Oral Health where she worked as a Public Health Advisor providing support to state oral health programs in oral health infrastructure development and capacity building.  Dr. Weagle earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from St. Petersburg College, a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Masters in Public Health from A.T. Still University (ATSU) as well as a Doctorate in Health Education.

Chadleo Webb, RDH, BSDH
Mr. Webb RDH is a graduate student in The Ohio State University’s Master’s in Dental Hygiene Program. He serves as a graduate administrative associate in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the OSU College of Dentistry where he earned his BS in Dental Hygiene. He has been involved with ADHA since his days as an undergraduate student and is currently serving as the treasurer for his local component and an ADHA alternate delegate.
Dr. Cheryl Westphal Theile RDH, EdD

Dr. Westphal Theile is Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs at New York University College of Dentistry.  She is a contributing author and editor for Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist with Weinberg, Westphal Theile, Froum, and Segelnick, 4th edition and Weinberg, Westphal Theile and Fine for Oral Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 2nd edition.  Dr. Westphal Theile presents lectures on cultural competence and interprofessional education and practice.  

Rebecca Wilder, RDH, MS
Ms. Wilder is a Professor and Director of Faculty Development and the Director of the Master of Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Wilder has published over 100 articles and abstracts in professional journals and she speaks internationally in the areas of periodontics, oral-systemic health, oral health products, risk and practice management.
Wendy Wilton Mazzamauro, RDH

Lunch and Learn Moderator

Ms. Wilton Mazzamauro is Past President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienist Association. She currently works as a Clinical Hygienist in Private Practice as well as a Lecturer and Adjunctive Clinical Instructor for Professional Learning Services, LLC. She continues to find time to volunteer at The American School for the Deaf and enjoy life, with her husband, Rob.