Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Alumni Profile: Amber Harpster

March 26, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes This profile is one in a series highlighting U-M School of Dentistry dental hygiene alumni. “I knew that I wanted to further my dental hygiene career beyond a clinical setting and I felt that the University of Michigan would be the best route for the career path I desired.” – Amber Harpster, RDH, BSDH When …

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Dental Hygiene ‘True Blue Faculty’ Profile: Stefanie VanDuine

March 6, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Faculty are at the heart of the University of Michigan Dental Hygiene Program. Their commitment to teaching is what drives the remarkable accomplishments of our students. We showcase our True Blue Faculty in this ongoing series of mini-profiles. Clinical Lecturer Stefanie VanDuine graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry entry-level dental hygiene program …

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Two from School of Dentistry named to IPE Fellows program

March 5, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., March 5, 2020 – Two of the 11 new fellows in the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Program are from the School of Dentistry. Dr. Elizabeth Hatfield, a house officer and resident in the dental school’s Orofacial Pain program, and Martha McComas, a clinical assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene program. were …

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Dental Hygiene Alumni Profile: Jamie Lipiec

August 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I knew I wanted to eventually expand my career in dental hygiene beyond clinical practice and U-M was the best choice to accomplish this goal.” Jamie LipiecRDH, BSDH, Class of 2010 In her new role, Jamie teaches students from four high schools who are interested in a career in dentistry. Jamie created and is refining …

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Dental Hygiene division celebrates 10 years of E-Learning Program

August 15, 2019

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 15, 2019 – The online degree completion program for Dental Hygiene at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently celebrated a decade of success in providing an alternative for off-campus dental hygienists who want to expand their career options. When the Dental Hygiene Degree Completion E-Learning Program was established 10 …

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Inaugural Dental Hygiene Symposium offers hands-on training in latest technology

August 13, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 13, 2019 – Hands-on demonstrations of some of the latest technology for dental hygienists were among the Continuing Education presentations at the 2019 Dental Hygiene Symposium held at the School of Dentistry earlier this month. The symposium, in its first year, drew about 70 dental hygienists and dentists from around Michigan …

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Dental Hygiene Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Chislea

July 16, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I see my dental hygiene career as a ladder, and my education in the E-Learning program helped me continue my climb.” Elizabeth ChisleaRDH, BSDH, MA, Degree Completion, Class of 2015 Beth earned her associate degree in 1997 where she was a student member of American Dental Hygienists’ Association. After graduating, she practiced clinically for 16 …

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Dental Hygiene Alumni Profile: Becky Domagalski

June 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes “You can pursue your degree at any and every age.” Becky DomagalskiRDH, BSDH, Degree Completion, Class of 2016 Becky earned an associate degree in 1997 and worked for 20 years in clinical practice. However, Becky’s long-term career goal was to work in a corporate environment. In order to achieve that goal, she knew she would …

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Dental Hygiene Program Presents First Hard-Welke Scholarship

April 11, 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., April 11, 2018 — A new scholarship that honors the late Dorothy Hard, the longtime director of the Dental Hygiene program at the School of Dentistry, has been established with a gift from an alumna. The Dorothy Hard and Susan Welke Endowed Scholarship was created with a $50,000 gift from Welke and her …

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2 DH degree completion students receive CEW scholarships

October 2, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 -– Two students in the School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene online degree completion program received scholarships Sunday during the 47th annual Center for the Education of Women awards program. Rebecca Merryfield received the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Scholarship and Brandy Zantello received the Jane and Bill Bloom Scholarship. CEW is …

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