Cynthia Biron Leiseca, RDH, EMT, MA
President of DH Methods of Education, Inc.
Cindy Biron was Professor & Chair of the Tallahassee Community College Dental Health Programs from 1993 – 2009. In addition to her administrative duties as chairperson, she has taught clinical dental hygiene, dental hygiene theory, medical emergencies and allied health pharmacology. She has taught continuing education courses throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, for private practitioners and dental educators.
Cindy has over thirty years of sound, hands on experience in private practice dental hygiene in general dentistry and periodontal offices, emergency medicine and dental professions education. She received an A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from New Hampshire Technical Institute, a B.A. degree in Medical Technology and Human Biology from Notre Dame College in NH, a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician from The University of Texas Health Science Center, and an M.A. in Adult Higher Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
She was also a full time professor at New Hampshire Technical Institute and at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. Mrs. Leiseca is a contributing author to the textbooks, “Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation & Advanced Root Instrumentation”, by Jill S. Nield-Gehrig, “Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist” by Esther Wilkins, and is co-author of “Dental Office Medical Emergencies” with Timothy Meiller, Richard Wynn, and Harold Crossley. Ms. Biron has served as a columnist and consulting editor for RDH Magazine since 1992. She has produced three instructional DVD’s “Precision in Periodontal Instrumentation”, “Precision in Periodontal Instrumentation 2nd edition”, and “A Focus on Fulcrums”.
She invented the Porta Sim Stand to secure dental manikins for student training, the Sharpening Horse for sharpening dental instruments, and the computerized grading system “TalEval” for dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.
She has also had great success with her “Summer, Fall & Winter Camps” on accreditation, teaching methodology and periodontal instrumentation which have been held at Tallahassee CC 2003, Nova Southeastern U 2005., University of TN at Memphis 2006, Salt Lake CC, Harrisburg Area CC, College of Southern Nevada 2007, Summer Camp Mesa Community College, AZ 2007. Winter Camps Jacksonville, FL 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, and Summer Camp Boston, MA 2008, 2009, 2010, Fall Camp Las Vegas 2010, Winter & Summer Camp Amelia Island 2011 – 2016, Summer Camp Santa Ana, CA 2011, Winter Camp Sydney & Adelaide, Australia 2011, Fall Camp Collin College McKinney TX 2011, and TN State University 2012.
Presenter: Radiology Educator’s Workshop
Allison K. Buchanan DMD, MS
Georgia Regents University
Dr. Buchanan is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. Dr. Buchanan received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry and completed her residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Buchanan also received her Master of Science degree from San Antonio.
Dr. Buchanan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health & Diagnostic Sciences at Georgia Regents University (GRU), College of Dental Medicine (CDM).
At GRU CDM, she teaches at both the predoctoral and graduate levels and provides a cone beam computed tomography overread referral service for both local and remote practitioners. Her research interests include cone beam computed tomography and digital radiography.
Dr. Buchanan has been presenting at Summer Camp Amelia Island since 2012.
Hunter, A and McDavid, W. Characterization and Correction of Cupping Effect Artefacts in Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology 2012; 41: 217-23.
Hunter A, Muller S, Kalathingal S, Burnham M, Moore W. Evaluation of an Ameloblastic Fibro-Odontoma with Cone Beam Computed Tomography. Tex Dent J 2012; 129 (6):619-24.
Hunter A, Kalathingal S, Shrout M, Plummer K, Looney S. The effectiveness of a pre-procedural mouthrinse in reducing bacteria on radiographic phosphor plates. Imaging Sci Dent. Jun 2014; 44(2): 149–154.
Buchanan A, Kalathingal S, Capes J, Kurago Z. Unusual presentation of
extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the head and neck: description of a case withemphasis on radiographic features and review of the literature. Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2015; 44: 20140288.
Buchanan A, Cohen R,Looney S, Kalathingal S, De Rossi S.CBCT analysis of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Compared to Normal Controls. Imaging Sci Dent. Currently in Press
BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
Hunter A, Kalathingal S. Diagnostic Imaging for Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain. Dent Clin North Am 2013; 57(3): 405-18.
Hunter AK, Kalathingal SM, Benton B. Quality Control Evaluation of Photostimulable Phosphor Plates in a Dental School Clinical Environment-Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Volume 117, Issue 5, Page e408, May 2014
Presenter: The Complete Dental Materials Course, Radiology Educator’s Workshop & Community Dentistry Educator’s Workshop
Bobbie Brown, CDA, RDH, MS
Lewis & Clark Community College
Bobbie graduated with an AAS in dental assisting from Penn Valley Community College quickly followed by a BS in dental hygiene from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. After twenty-five years as a clinical dental hygienist she returned to UMKC as a distance learner to earn her MS in dental hygiene education. Her graduate research, on service-learning, was accepted for publication by the Journal of Dental Education. She accepted a full-time position at Lewis and Clark Community College, in Godfrey Illinois, in August of 2008.
The program at Lewis and Clark is a 1 + 1 program and Bobbie teaches both dental assisting and dental hygiene students in a wide variety of courses including, dental materials, radiology, periodontics, community oral health, dental specialties, and office management. Her interest in distance education prompted further study that culminated in earning the Master Online Teacher certification from the University of Illinois in June of 2014. All of her courses are web-enhanced and she is currently preparing to offer the first web-blended (hybrid) course in the dental assisting curriculum at Lewis and Clark. Bobbie is active in her professional association and is currently president-elect of the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association. Bobbie has been a presenter at Summer Camp Amelia Island since 2015.
Lead Presenter: Dental Assisting Accreditation Workshop
Co-Presenter: Dental Hygiene Clinical Teaching Methodology Workshop
Christine A. Dominick, CDA, RDH, M. Oc. Ed
MCPHS University Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
Christine has 46 years of experience in the dental field with more than 25 years devoted to dental hygiene and dental assisting education. During her clinical work she became a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and enjoyed combining this with dental hygiene. She began her accreditation experience at New Hampshire Technical College, Concords Community College at its inception and continued her challenges by starting the Mount Ida College dental hygiene program that opened its doors in 1999. At this time she was trained to be a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and worked in this capacity for 6 years. Much experience and knowledge has been acquired over the years with all facets of accreditation of dental programs. Christine is also a consultant examiner for the North East Regional Board (NERB).
Christine has been a presenter in DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps from 2005 through 2013. Dental Assisting attendees rave about her leadership in accreditation for the dental assisting profession. We are honored to have her take the leadership role again in 2015-2017.
The views of the presenter do not necessarily reflect the view of MCPHS University where she is employed.
Co-Presenter: Radiology Educator’s Workshop
Renee’ Graham, RDH, MS
Renee’ Graham is the Global Clinical Educator II for DENTSPLY Sirona covering the European Regions. She received a dental hygiene degree from Darton State College and both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State University. Renee’ brings 19 years of clinical experience in general and periodontal practices and 11 years of academic experience to the Division. For ten of the eleven years she held the position of Director of Dental Programs at Valdosta Technical College in Valdosta, Georgia.
Renee’ has served as a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and was active with regional testing agencies, the Georgia Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association, and dental hygiene/dental assisting curriculum development for the State of Georgia. She is a member of ADHA, IFDH, and GDHA. She lectures and trains regionally, nationally and internationally.
Co-Presenter: Dental Hygiene Clinical Teaching Methodology & Allied Dental Educator’s Teaching Methodology
Presenter: How to Teach Periodontology
Debbie Holexa, RDH, BS, MAEd.
Dental Hygiene Program Director
Mesa Community College
Debbie Holexa has been involved in Dental Hygiene Education for nearly a decade. Teaching a variety of dental hygiene courses including Evidence Based Decision Making, she inspires the natural arising of critical thinking by asking quality questions, encouraging open-mindedness and expecting self-directed, self-corrected thinking. Mindful teaching and learning is her passion.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Arts degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and a certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA.
Debbie is the Dental Hygiene Program Director at Mesa Community College.
She has been a presenter in the DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps since 2012.
Co-Presenter: Dental Hygiene Clinical Teaching Methodology & Allied Dental Educator’s Teaching Methodology.
Panel Expert: Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Accreditation Workshops
Presenter: How to Teach Pharmacology Course
Cathleen A. Korondi, CDA, RDH, Ed. D.
Dental Program Director
Illinois Central College
Cathy has just begun her third year as program director at Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL. She is clinic coordinator and teaches Dental Science I and II, and Pharmacology along with preclinic and clinic. In her previous position at Lewis and Clark Community College located in Godfrey, Illinois (a 1+1 program) she taught Embryology and Histology, Dental Biology, Oral Pathology I and Orofacial Anatomy to dental assisting students and Oral Pathology II, Pharmacology and team taught Dental Seminar I, preclinic and clinic.
Cathy has over twenty five years of clinical practice and twelve years of teaching experience. She began her career in dentistry working as a dental assistant for a number of years and then as a dental laboratory technician as she worked her way through dental hygiene school.
After graduating from Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL in 1979, she practiced full-time in general dentistry offices for over 18 years. She worked as a Regional Representative for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Dental Health for three years. Cathy most recently worked for 3 years with a dental team in a school based program that provides preventive services to children 2-18 years of age that have no access to care. Cathy earned her EdD in higher Education Leadership from Maryville University, St. Louis Mo in May 2014. Cathy completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL in 2005 and her Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Community College Teaching and Learning from the University of Illinois, Champaign in 2008. She earned her Master Online Teacher Certificate from the University of Illinois in July 2010 and her CDA in November of 2010.
Cathy has been a presenter in the DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps since 2011. Her focus is on learning styles. She has presented the Pharmacology course which includes Medical Emergencies, Community Dentistry Workshop, Allied Dental Educator’s Teaching Methodology, and DH Clinical Teaching Methodology.
Co-Presenter: Oral Pathology Symposium
Dr. Robert Langlais BA, DDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Dr. Langlais has been married to Denyse Paré for 43 years. They have 2 sons: Paul age 39, who is a PhD researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix AZ and Mark age 36, who is a District Manager for Planmeca and lives in Kansas City. Dr. Langlais retired from the Canadian Navy Reserve as a line officer with the rank of Commander and was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration and the QE II Silver Jubilee Medal. After completing 24 years as the National Consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Air Force Dental corps with the civilian equivalent rank of Brigadier General (GS16), he was decorated with the highest medal that can be awarded to a civilian by the USAF, the Exceptional Service Award. Dr. Langlais has made some 550-600 presentations on all the continents of the world except Antarctica. He graduated from the University of Montreal (BA) and McGill University in Quebec, Canada (DDS) and obtained his MS degree from Indiana University and the PhD from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa in March 2014. His thesis research project was done in Japan and in the USA under the tutelage of Professors Akitoshi Katsumata DDS, PhD of Asahi University in Gifu, Japan and Sudesne Naidoo BDS, PhD of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. This research involved the characterization of a new Photon Counting Cadmium Telluride digital x-ray sensor for several dental applications. He has written 11 first edition textbooks on the subjects of Oral Medicine and Radiology some of which have undergone multiple editions as well as numerous foreign translations. He has published some 110-120 scientific papers. He is Board Certified in Oral Medicine in the United States and Canada, FRCD(C) and Board Certified in Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology in the USA. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at San Antonio, a partner in Advanced Dental Board, a company supplying CBCT radiology reports and CEO of Emeritus Enterprises, a research company. He speaks English, French and Spanish and is licensed to practice Dentistry where he lives, in Texas. Current presentations deal with digital imaging, panoramic bite wings and periapicals and CBCT including CBCT head & neck pathology. Dr. Langlais joined the team of presenters at Summer Camp Amelia Island in 2014.
Presenter: Clinical Dental Hygiene Teaching Methodology Workshop & How to Teach Ethics Course
Robin Blatt Matloff, RDH, BSDH, JD
Professor of Dental Hygiene
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
Robin graduated from Westbrook College (currently University of New England) in Portland, Maine with her AS degree in Dental Hygiene and University of Rhode Island with her BS in Dental Hygiene, with a Specialty in Health Education. She was EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary) trained at University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1981. She also graduated from University of New England School of Law in 1986 with a JD in Law.
Robin’s career spans over thirty-four years of clinical and teaching experience. She has been a full-time faculty member and taught both didactic and clinical courses at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston MA, as well as Quinsigamond Community College, in Worcester, MA. Since 1999, Robin has been teaching at Mount Ida College in Newton MA, where she served as Program Director from 2003-2007. She has also been a CODA examiner since 2004.
Robin is First-Year Clinic Coordinator at Mount Ida College. She teaches Pre-Clinic and Clinic 1. She coordinates and teaches Medical Emergencies Lecture and Lab, as well as Dental Ethics and Practice Management. She is a clinical instructor in the Pain Management/Local Anesthesia Lab. She has presented training courses for graduate Dental Hygienists at Mount Ida College, in Local Anesthesia, since August of 2005, the year that it became a delegable duty for Dental Hygienists in the state of Massachusetts.
Robin has lectured for the Massachusetts Dental Society on various topics. She has also presented numerous lectures at the Yankee Dental Congress over the years, which is the fifth largest Dental Convention, held yearly in Boston, Massachusetts. She was granted Tenure at Mount Ida College in May of 2005.
Robin has been a presenter in the DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps since 2007.
Co-Presenter: Oral Pathology Symposium
Craig S. Miller, DMD, MS
University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry and College of Medicine
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Oral Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry and College of Medicine, and has been recognized as a University Provost Distinguished Service Professor. He is Past-President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the Oral Medicine & Pathology Group in the American Association of Dental Research, and currently serves as Editor of the Oral Medicine Section of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, as well as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health. His research and scholarly activities have resulted in more than 200 scientific articles, textbook chapters, and monographs in the areas of oral infections, dental management and oral manifestations of systemic disease, and dental pharmacology, and he is well known from the three textbooks he has co-authored: the Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Treatment Planning, and Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient. He has received numerous awards for his scientific accomplishments and teaching activities. His entertaining lectures have been enjoyed by thousands on more than three continents. Dr. Miller joined the team of presenters at Summer Camp Amelia Island in 2014.
Presenter: How to Teach Local Anesthesia
Co-Presenter: Community Dentistry Educator’s Workshop & Allied Dental Educator’s Teaching Methodology
Brent K. Molen, RDH, MA Ed.
Utah College of Dental Hygiene
Brent Molen has been teaching dental hygiene students since 2008. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix, as well as other degrees from Utah Valley State College, Idaho State University and the Utah College of Dental Hygiene.
Brent currently serves as a permanent Board Member and as President and Director of the dental hygiene program at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene (UCDH) in Orem, Utah. He has taught Dental Morphology, Dental Embryology & Histology, Dental Materials, National Board Review, Professional Dental Hygiene IV, Educational Concepts, and Professional Dental Hygiene I – Expanded Functions. Brent has also served as a clinical instructor for first and second year dental hygiene students as well as a clinical local anesthesia instructor.
Brent has been working in the dental field for more than twenty eight years. His first job in the dental field was as a teenager at Snow Mountain Orthodontic Laboratory in Provo, Utah. Since then, he has worked as a instructor for a dental assisting program, as a dental laboratory technician, a dental laboratory owner (DentOvations Dental Lab), a joint owner of two dental practices (The Mall Dental Group and Hollywood Dental for Kids), a dental front office manager, a pediatric surgical center/O.R. dental assistant, and as a dental hygienist/dental hygiene instructor/educator.
Brent has been the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) School Coordinator at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene since 2008. He has contributed various copyright free illustrations and how-to guides into the medical/dental education online forums featuring his work as a medical/dental illustrator. In 2012 Brent was presented with the Instructor of The Year Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has volunteered as a Team Leader conducting accreditation site visits for ACCSC since 2008.
Brent Molen joined the team of presenters at Summer Camp Amelia Island in 2015.
Lead Presenter: Radiology Educators Workshop
John W. Preece, DDS, MS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Preece received his DDS from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, Ill. and his MS from the University of Alabama, School of Dentistry in Birmingham. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences and the Dental Hygiene and Dental Laboratory Technology Departments in the School of Allied Health Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, and has consulting faculty appointment to Austin Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program.
Previous faculty appointments include: the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry [1970-75], Northwestern University Dental School . Previous administrative appointments include: Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences; Interim Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences; Interim Dean of Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences.
Dr. Preece has certification from the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology [AAOMR] and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology [ABOMR]. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the International Association of Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology [IADMFR].
He is a consultant to the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation for Allied Programs.
Dr. Preece is also a member of The Dental Honor Society, and Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, His awards are too numerous to list in this article, but some of them include the: Minnie S. Piper – Professor of the Year Award for Teaching Excellence, and election to the MuNu Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
Dr. Preece has been a presenter at DH Methods of Education, Inc. since 2011.
Presenter: The Complete Nutrition Course
Co-Presenter: Clinical Dental Hygiene Teaching Methodology,
Panel Expert: Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Accreditation Workshops
Rebecca Sroda, CDA, RDH, MS
Dean of Allied Health and Director of Dental Education
South Florida State College
Becky received her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit in 1974 and worked in various clinical practices for six years before giving in to a strong yearning to teach. She continued her education, earning her MS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 1980, and has been teaching in various capacities ever since. Her clinical practice has been varied and diverse; general and periodontal practices in Michigan and South Carolina, a Veteran’s Hospital, and Rehabilitation Center.
Educational affiliations; University of Detroit – Department of Periodontics, Oakland Community College, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, and South Florida Community College
Becky has taught pre-clinic instrumentation for 20 years and advanced instrumentation for 15, using the methods in Jill Gehrig’s “Instrumentation for the Dental Hygienist” textbook and those used at the DH Methods of Education, Inc. Boot Camp.
Becky is a published author and just completed the 2nd edition of her textbook titled “Nutrition for a Healthy Mouth” , contributes three chapters to “Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist” by Jill S. Nield-Gehrig, and co-author (with Jill Gehrig) of the chapter on Instrumentation in the Mosby DH Review text.
You may recognize Becky as the clinician in the textbook “Periodontal Instrumentation and Advance Root Instrumentation” and its accompanying DVD, both by Jill S. Nield-Gehrig.
Becky has been a presenter in the DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps since 2005.
Co-Presenter: Clinical Dental Hygiene Teaching Methodology
Melany Thien, RDH, MS
St. Louis Community College
Since the fall of 2013, Melany has served as the Preclinic Coordinator at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park. In addition, she teaches Dental Medical Emergencies, Applications Labs I & II, Concepts I & II, and is a co-coordinator for Clinic II. She has over 12 years of combined full and part-time clinical dental hygiene experience, including 18 months in Zürich, Switzerland. Melany graduated from Tallahassee Community College in 2001 with her Associate in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene, received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership from Greenville College in 2008 and her Master’s degree in Education from Greenville in May 2016. She just recently agreed to assist with the editing of existing and creation of the online Instructor Resources for Jill Nield’s 4th edition of Patient Assessment Tutorials. Melany is a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc. You may also see Melany assisting at the Camp registration desk, managing course sign-in sheets, or distributing course certificates. “Please feel free to ask me questions, if I don’t know, I can help you find out!”
Melany Thien joined the team of presenters at Summer Camp Amelia Island in 2012.
Lead Presenter: Dental Hygiene Accreditation Workshop
Co-Presenter: Community Dentistry Educator’s Workshop
Gwen Welling, RDH, MS
Former Dental Hygiene Manager at CODA
Gwen Welling is presently an independent consultant for dental hygiene education and accreditation. Her clients include developing programs, community colleges and university programs, both public and private. Services provided vary from program review, simulation site visits, presentations in educational methodology, curriculum mapping and outcomes assessment.
From 2005 to 2012, she was Manager, Dental Hygiene Education for the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). During that time she managed over 325 dental hygiene programs, staffed over 100 site visits and consulted with school administrators regarding CODA’s policies and procedures on reporting compliance.
Gwen’s career spans over 40 years of administrative and teaching experience in allied dentistry. She has directed programs and/or taught at Indiana University, Loyola University of Chicago, Edison College (Florida) and Owens Community College (Ohio). Gwen has expertise in CODA accreditation standards, policy and procedures; analysis and solutions to meet the needs of accreditation processes; DH program curriculum review; DH program development for initial established programs; and educational methodology.
She received her associate degree in dental hygiene and baccalaureate degree in education from Indiana University and her masters in educational administration and leadership from Purdue University.
Gwen’s clients report that she has a thorough understanding of dental hygiene curriculum, program requirements and the accreditation process; excellent problem-solving skills; and is helpful and reassuring during the consulting process.
She has been a presenter for DH Methods of Education, Inc. since Summer Camp 2013 and provides attendees with expert guidance in preparing self-study documents and planning for accreditation site visits.
DH Methods of Education, Inc.
Advisor and Consultant
Jill S. Nield-Gehrig, RDH, MA
Jill has been a dental hygienist for over 40 years. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Dental Hygiene from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; has a B.S. in Education from Millersville University, Millersville, PA, and an M.A. Degree in Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Jill is the Author of 3 textbooks, “Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation”, Patient Assessment Tutorials in Dental Hygiene” and Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist”. She began her teaching career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba School of Dentistry, continued on as Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she taught for 13 years. Jill is Dean Emeritus, Division of Allied Health and Public Service Education, Asheville-Buncombe C.C. Jill is an expert in dental hygiene education and volunteers as an advisor and consultant to DH Methods of Education, Inc. camps and workshops.