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Dimensions’ Board Members Receive Awards at ADHA Meeting

Dimensions’ Board members receive awards at adha meeting   Two members of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board—Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA, and Marion Manski, RDH, MS, received awards at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual

Two members of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board—Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA, and Marion Manski, RDH, MS, received awards at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s (ADHA) 94th Annual Conference held in June in Jacksonville, Florida.

Gwozdek received the ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene for her active involvement in ADHA and its constituents and her leadership in advancing the profession of dental hygiene. She is a retired clinical assistant professor and director of the dental hygiene degree-completion and graduate programs at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. She has served in leadership positions with the ADHA and American Dental Education Association. Her research interests involve education, with a focus on learning technologies and program evaluation.

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, the ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene was also given to Donna Warren-Morris, RDH, BS, MEd, the dental hygiene program director and professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry.

Manski received the Irene Newman Professional Achievement Award—sponsored by Colgate—which recognizes dental hygienists with 15 years of ADHA membership who demonstrate outstanding clinical expertise. She is the director of the dental hygiene program and an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Periodontics—Dental Hygiene Division of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. She is the coordinator for the local anesthesia pain control course, which is offered to both students and licensed dental hygienists. Manski was instrumental in helping to pass legislation expanding dental hygienists’ scope of practice to include the administration of local anesthesia in the state of Maryland. She has educated more than 600 dental hygienists regarding local anesthesia.

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. August 2017;15(8):10.

 

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