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DIMENSIONS OF DENTAL HYGIENE

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that reconnects practicing dental hygienists with the nation’s leading educators and researchers.

Dimensions is committed to the highest standards of professionalism, accuracy, and integrity in our mission of education supporting oral health professionals and those allied with the dental industry. Through our print and digital media platforms, continuing education activities, and events, we strive to deliver relevant, cutting-edge information designed to support the highest level of oral health care.

Wayne A. Aldredge, DMD
Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine

Caren M. Barnes, RDH, MS
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry

Kathy B. Bassett, RDH, BSDH, MEd
Pierce College

Helene S. Bednarsh, BS, RDH, MPH
Boston Public Health Commission

Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry

Joel Berg, DDS, MS
University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Colleen M. Brickle, EdD, RDH
Normandale Community College

Fermin Carranza, Dr Odont
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS
The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry

Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP
The Forsyth Institute

John D.B. Featherstone, MSc, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, School of
Dentistry

Jane L. Forrest, RDH, EdD
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry

Jacquelyn Fried, RDH, MS
University of Maryland, School of Dentistry

Mark J. Friedman, DDS
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of ­Dentistry

Paula K. Friedman, DDS, MSD, MPH
Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

­Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, MSDH, EdD
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry

Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS
Augusta University, School of Dentistry

JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM
Idaho State University

Stephen K. Harrel, DDS
Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry

Timothy J. Hempton, DDS
Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine

Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD
The University of Texas, School of Dentistry at Houston

Kathleen Hodges, RDH, MS
Idaho State University

Olga A.C. Ibsen, RDH, MS
University of New Haven

Michael G. Jorgensen, DDS
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of ­Dentistry

Janet Kinney, RDH, MS
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Stanley F. Malamed, DDS
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of ­Dentistry

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS
University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Stacy A. Matsuda, RDH, BS, MS
Oregon Health & Science University, School of Dentistry

Hannah L. Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH
Indiana University School of Medicine, Bowen Center for
Health Workforce Research & Policy

Tracye A. Moore, RDH, MS, EdD
Northern Arizona University

Michael G. Newman, DDS
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH
Greater Los Angeles VAHCS/University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Pamela Overman, RDH, EdD
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry

Steven P. Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL (hon)
Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Michael P. Rethman, DDS, MS
Past President, American Academy of Periodontology

Angelina E. Riccelli, RDH, MS
University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine

Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS
Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute

Harold C. Slavkin, DDS
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

Roger Stambaugh, DMD, MS, MSEd
Private Practice, Periodontics and Dental Implants, Burlington, Washington

Lisa B. Stefanou, RDH, MPH
New York University, College of Dentistry

Henry H. Takei, DDS
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

Cheryl M. Westphal Theile, RDH, EdD
New York University, College of Dentistry

Terri Tilliss, RDH, MS, MA, PhD
University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine

Susan Lynn Tolle, BSDH, MS
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

H. Barry Waldman, DDS, MPH, PhD
Stony Brook University, School of Dental Medicine

Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, BS, MS
University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry

Karen B. Williams, RDH, PhD
University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine

Pam Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD
University of Detroit Mercy

Hadeel M. Ayoub, PhD, MSDH, BSDH
King Saud University, College of Applied Medical Sciences

P. Mark Bartold, DDSc, PhD
University of Adelaide

Victoria M. Benvenuto, RDH, EdM
New York University, College of Dentistry

Megan Bilbee, RDH, BSDH
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Ellen Birchander, BA, MSW, MS
University of Massachusetts, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

Ann M. Bruhn, BSDH, MS
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Donna Catapano, DHSc, RDH, CDA
New York University, College of Dentistry

Denise M. Claiborne, RDH, BSDH, MS
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Brigette Cooper, MS, RDH
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tracee S. Dahm, RDH, MS
North Idaho College School of Dental Hygiene

Susan H. Davide, RDH, MS, MSEd
New York City College of Technology

Marcia M. Ditmyer, PhD, MCHES
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

Deborah Dotson, RDH, PhD
East Tennessee State University

Iwonka T. Eagle RDH, MS
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Allison Fody, RDH, MPH
Farmingdale State College

Winnie Furnari, MS, RDH, FAADH, FAAFS
New York University, College of Dentistry

Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS
Laramie County Community College

Lori Hendrick, CDA, CDT, RDH, MSDH/GH, PhD(c)
Central Piedmont Community College

Emily R. Holt, RDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA
University of Southern Indiana

Amber W. Hunt, BSDH, MS, RDH
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Merri Jones, RDH, MSDH
Eastern Washington UniversityIdaho State University

Nancy Kiehl, RDH, MS
Private Practice, Wakeman, Ohio

Jessica Kiser, RDH, EdD, MS, RDH
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Margaret Lemaster, BSDH, RDH, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry

Kimberly Lintag-Nguyen, RDH, BSDH, MS
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry

Emily Ludwig, RDH, MSDH
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Diana Macri, BSDH, MSEd, AADH
Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College

Nancy K. Mann, RDH, MSEd
Indiana University Fort Wayne

Lynn Marsh, RDH, EdD
Farmingdale State College

Anna Matthews, RDH, MS
New York City College of Technology

Martha McComas, RDH, MS
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Meghan A. McGuinness, RDH, BS, MA, EdD
SUNY Broome Community College

Lucinda B. McKechnie, RDH, BS
Private Practice, Stowe, Vermont

Tara L. Newcomb BSDH, MS
Old Dominion University, Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene

Michaela Nguyen, RDH, MS
University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry

Elizabeth I. Pitts, RDH, MS
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Karen Portillo, RDH, MS
Public Health, Las Vegas

Michael W. Roberts, DDS, MScD
University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry

Windy L. Rothmund, RDH, MSDH
Eastern Washington University

Danielle Rulli, RDH, MS, DHSc
University of Michigan, School of Dentistry

Elise W. Sarvas, DDS, MSD, MPH
University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry

Jennifer S. Sherry, RDH, MSEd
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Irina Smilyanski, RDH, MS, MSDH, DHS
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Donna Smith, BSDH, MSEd, RDHAP
West Los Angeles College

Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH
University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Susan Vogell, EdD, RDH
Farmingdale State College

Khrystyna Vyprynyuk, RDH, BS, MHS
New York City College of Technology

Hayley Buckner, RDH, BS Elevate Oral Care

Lillian Caperila, RDH, MEd Premier Dental Products Co

Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH Cutting Edge Concepts

Deborah E. Fleming, RDH, MS Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of the Colgate- Palmolive Co

Frances Doherty Genco, RDH, BS Oral Health Consultants

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

L. Whitney Howerton, MDH, RDH Walmart Health

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS Water Pik Inc

Carol Jent, RDH, BA Ultradent Products Inc

Beth Jordan, RDH, MS Crest & Oral B, Procter & Gamble Professional Oral Health

Shelby L. Kahl, RDH Integrated Oral Health and Medicine PC

Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM Consultant

Gail Malone, RDH, BS Dentsply Sirona

Phyllis Martina, RDH, MBA Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of the Colgate- Palmolive Co

Brenda Sharp McCarson, RDH, BS Brasseler USA

Shannon M. Nanne, RDH Curaden US

Karen Leigh Neiner, RDH, MBA HuFriedyGroup

Lynn Pencek, RDH, MS Nobel Biocare USA LLC

Angela M. Pickett, RDH, MAS Levin Group Inc

Cindy M. Purdy, RDH, BSDH Crown Seating LLC

Cindy Sensabaugh, RDH, MS Philips North America

Kathy Sinatra, MEd, RDH Dentsply Sirona