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Jennifer S. Sherry

Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

Jennifer S. Sherry
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Mail Code 6615
1365 Douglas Drive, Room 18
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Office: (618) 453-8891
Fax: (618) 453-7020
Email: clnteth@siu.edu
 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Education, Health Education; Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL; May 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Care Management; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; May 1989
  • Associate in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; May 1988
  • Associate in Applied Sciences; John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; May 1986

Licensure and Certification:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Web-based training course, “Protecting Human Research Participants” Certification (July 2012--#954887)
  • National Board Dental Hygiene Examination Certification
  • Northeast Regional Board Certification
  • Illinois Dental Hygiene Licensure
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/AED Certification (Adult and Child)
  • Local Anesthesia Certification (32 hour course)
  • University Ethics Training for Employees (yearly update)
  • Sexual Harassment Training for Employees (2013)
  • Laboratory Chemical Safety and Disposal Training (yearly update)
  • General Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Areas Training (yearly update)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene Program, School of Allied Health, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 2013-Present
  • Clinical Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; August 2012-December 2012
  • Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene Program, School of Allied Health, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 2007-August 2013
  • Dental Hygienist, Part-Time, Student Dental Service, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; June 2002-August 2002
  • Clinical Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; June 2001-August 2001
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor, Dental Hygiene Program, School of Allied Health, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 2000-August 2007
  • Dental Hygienist, Full-Time, David C. Marsden, D.D.S., Du Quoin, IL; June 1989-August 2000
  • Dental Hygienist, Part-Time, Dan Parmley, D.D.S., Murphysboro, IL; February 1989-May 1989
  • Teaching Assistant, Dental Hygiene Program, College of Technical Careers, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 1988-May 1989

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES      

Interests and Specialties:

  • Childhood Nutrition/School Health/Children’s Health Issues

Current Projects:

  • Clinical trial research on a new product, Prevention® Oncology Mouthwash and the effects on oral mucositis (mouth sores) of head and neck cancer patients. This research will be instrumental in gaining approval for use at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (began in 2012). This will continue into the Fall 2013. (This study has been placed on hold indefinitely by the FDA and Prevention®)
  • Worked as a research associate for an Autism research project with a graduate student, Maija Graudins and Dr. Ronda DeMattei (treating children with Autism); January 2011-May 2011
  • Working with an interdisciplinary research group on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Developing survey and going to pilot project after HSC Approval; September 2014-present

Grants Applied for:

  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (for “Give Adults a Smile Day”—2015), Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society #12. Amount applied for: $3,767.84; June 2014 (did not receive)
  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Wisdom Tooth Award” (for “Give Kids a Smile Day—2014) applied with Jennifer Meyer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Amount applied for: $99,986; October 2013 (did not receive) 
  • Dental Trade Alliance Foundation (for “Give Adults a Smile Day—2014) applied with Charla Lautar, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and     Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society #12. Amount applied for: $3,268; May 2013 (did not receive
  • Harrison-Bruce Foundation Community Award (for new electronic billboard for Village of Cambria, IL) applied with Rick Upton, on behalf of Village of Cambria, IL. Amount applied for: $23,400; May 2012 (did not receive)
  • Southern Illinois University Undergraduate Tuition Surcharge for Technology Grant (computer workstations in Dental Hygiene labs/clinics) with Nathan Black, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Amount applied for: $5,784.80; October 2011 (did not receive)
  • Home Depot Foundation “Building Healthy Communities” Grant (beautifying the Village of Cambria, IL), applied on behalf of Village of Cambria, IL. Amount applied for: $2,500; August 2009 (did not receive)

Grants Received: 

  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (for “Give Adults a Smile Day---2013) applied with Charla Lautar, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society #12. Amount received: $3,569; October 2013
  • Brush, Rinse, Floss Program (for the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic—Johnson and Johnson provided toothbrushes, mouthwash, and floss for our clinic patients). Amount in product (Gift in Kind): $5,000; September 2012
  • Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Community Grant (for “Give Adults a Smile Day” expenses) on behalf of Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society. Amount awarded: $2,262; August 2012 
  • Give Adults a Smile Day products from New Age Manufacturing, Prevention Anti-Bacterial Mouthrinse. Amount in product (Gift in Kind): $142.14; July 2012 
  • Give Adults a Smile Day products from Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC., Dental Hygiene instruments. Amount in product (Gift in Kind): $1,217; July 2012
  • Give Adults a Smile Day products from Johnson and Johnson, Reach and Listerine products. Amount in product (Gift in Kind): $500; July 2012
  • ADA Foundation Give Kids a Smile Continuity of Care Grant, with Jennifer Meyer. To assist in the restorative care for the children who were treated during our annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” at SIUC. Amount awarded: $6,250; May 2011
  • Raven Maria Blanco Foundation, Inc, A child AED for SIUC’s Community Dental Center. Amount in equipment (Gift in Kind): $1,295; April 2011
  • Community Project Grant (Cambria Beautification Project), Lowe’s. Amount awarded: $500; May 2009 
  • Community Facility Grant (Storm Siren upgrade) with Steven Gottschalk, United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development. Amount awarded: $21,880; December 2007-March 2008 

Papers and Presentations at Professional Meetings:

  • Sherry, J.S. & McSherry, T. (2014, September). A Hospital and Community Partnership Between Southern Illinois Healthcare and SIUC’s Community Dental Center. Oral presentation at the Illinois Oral Health Conference, Bloomington, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2014, September). Give Adults a Smile Day. Oral presentation at  the Illinois Oral Health Conference, Bloomington, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. & Torphy, C. (2013, August). Instrumentation With the Magnetostrictive Ultrasonic Unit. Continuing Education course and clinical hands on component (2 CEU’s) at Southern Illinois University   Dental Hygiene In-service for faculty and rotation site coordinators,Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2013, March). Children and sports/energy drinks: Think before they drink. Continuing Education course (2 CEU’s) at the Student American Dental Hygienists’ “Pizza and a CE” Seminar, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2012, November). Children and sports/energy drinks: Think before they drink. Continuing Education course (3 CEU’s) at the Illinois  Dental Hygienists’ Association, Annual Session Meeting, Westmont, IL.
  • DeMattei, R.R., & Sherry, J.S. (2012, March). Reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect: Are health care students adequately prepared? Poster presentation at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, San Francisco, CA.
  • DeMattei, R.R., Sherry, J.S., Rogers, J., & Freeman, J. (2010, April). Preparing dental hygiene students to recognize and report child abuse and neglect: How are we doing? Poster presentation at the National Oral Health Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2010, April). Sports drinks: A nutritional train wreck.Poster presentation at the National Oral Health Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Freeman, J., Rogers, J., DeMattei, R., & Sherry, J. (2010, April). Knowledge base and perceptions of allied health students regarding child abuse and neglect. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, IL.  
  • Sherry, J.S., & Miller, F.Y. (2010, January). Train the trainer: Building bridges between the nursing and dental hygiene professions. Oral presentation at the 8th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2009, October). Sports drinks: A nutritional train wreck. Oral presentation at the Illinois Oral Health Conference, Springfield, IL.
  • Rogers, J.L., Freeman, J.K., DeMattei, R., & Sherry, J. (2009, October). Knowledge base and perceptions of PTA students regarding child abuse and neglect. Poster presentation at the Illinois Physical Therapist Association Conference, Bloomington, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2009, April). Developmental assets: Building assets in youth of southern Illinois. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2008, April). An evaluation of the public elementary school nutrition practices and policies in a southern Illinois county. Poster presentation at the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, IL.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2008, October). The nurse’s role in oral health, Oral Presentation at the Illinois Coalition for School Health Centers, Southern Region Meeting, Carbondale, IL.  

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS 

Articles in Professional Journals:

Published articles:
  • Sherry, J. S., & Miller, F.Y. (2012, March). Dental emergencies at school: Treating playground injuries. RDH, 32(3), SF 6-7.                                                                              
  • Sherry, J.S., & Arbeiter, E.M.  (2012, March). Ethical decision making: The role of ethics in dental hygiene education. RDH, 32(3), SF 1-3. 
  • DeMattei, R.R., & Sherry, J.S. (2011, November). Initiating discourse on recognizing and reporting child abuse. Can J Dent Hygiene, 45(4), 253-258.
  • Lukes, S., & Sherry, J.S. (2010, November). Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. RDH (continuing education article-peer reviewed), 31(1), 1-7.
  • DeMattei, R., Sherry, J., Rogers, J., & Freeman, J. (2009, Oct-Dec). What future health care providers will need to know about child abuse and neglect, Health Care Manager, 28(4), 320-327.
  • Sherry, J.S., & Herman, C.M. (2009, May). Rett syndrome and the dental office, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 7(5), 38-41.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2009, February). Child deaths from anesthesia: How the media reports dental tragedies, RDH, 29(2), 48-54.
  • Sherry, J.S. (2008, August). An evaluation of the public elementary school nutrition practices and policies in a southern Illinois county, Journal of School Nursing, 24(4), 222-228.

Creative Contributions:

  • Sherry, J.S. (2012). Radiology Case 1 & 2. In R.Rubin, & A.Saad, (Eds.), NBDHE: The ultimate study guide for conquering the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), 2nd ed., (pp. 640-647). Williamsburg,VA: Braintree Publishing.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Interests and Specialties:
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Radiology
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Advanced Periodontics (Clinic IV)
  • Current teaching assignments: DH 207-Instrumentation Techniques (1-4 hour lab); DH 218-Dental Radiology I (lab supervisor; lecture-2 hours); DH 226-Anatomy of the Head and Neck (lecture 2 hours); DH 448 Community Oral Health Practicum (1 hour lecture; 2-2 hour labs); DH 219-Dental Radiology II (lab supervisor; lecture-2 hours and 3-2 hour labs); DH 355-Dental Hygiene Clinic and Radiology III (1-4 hour clinic)

Teaching Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient of the “Colgate/ADHA Community Outreach Award (recognition for the Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society’s community outreach program, “Give Adults a Smile Day”, presentation at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Las Vegas, NV; awarded February 2014, presented June 2014 (co-author of the application was Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS)
  • Recipient of the “Oral Health Champion” Award from the IFLOSS Coalition (recognition of commitment and support to oral health), presentation at the Illinois Oral Health Conference, Rosemont, IL; October 2011
  • Recipient and Co-Author of School of Allied Health “Research Paper-of-the-Year” with Sherri M. Lukes; February 2011
  • Third Place, Poster Presentation, Illinois Rural Health Association Conference, Effingham, IL; April 2010
  • First Place, Poster Presentation, Illinois Rural Health Association Conference, Bloomington, IL; April 2008
  • Term Faculty Teacher-of-the-Year, School of Allied Health, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; December 2003
  • Induction into Eta Sigma Gamma, National Professional Health Education Honorary; March 2003
  • Procter and Gamble Outstanding Hygienist in Preventive Dentistry, Presented by Mary Moore and voted on by my peers, Dental Hygiene students and Faculty; May 1988

Current Graduate Faculty Status: Active as of 2008

Other:

  • Dental Hygiene Radiology Component for Board Review Course (2 hrs); January 2014
  • Supervised Independent Study student with a case study on “Achondroplasia”, submitted HSC forms and completed collecting data, and submitted a CE peer-reviewed publication to Dimensions (Sophia Aponte); January 2014-May 2014 (revising and resubmitting as of October 2014)
  • Supervised Independent Study student with “Give Adults a Smile Day” help with grant data collection, scheduling patients for 2013 event, and article authorship for Access (Megan Singletary); January 2013-May 2013
  • Participated in an In-service: “Sharpen Your Tools: Think Outside the Sulcus”, 4 hours, Vicki L. Snell, RDH, EdM (satisfies the Educational Methodology piece of Accreditation); May 2013
  • Participated in an In-service: “An Educational Methodology Review and Assuring Skillsets are Integrated into the Programmatic Curriculum”, Joan M. Davis, RDH, PhD and Ronda R. DeMattei (satisfies the Educational Methodology piece of Accreditation); December 2012 
  • Established and updated Radiology and Clinic course material on Desire 2 Learn (D2L); August 2012-August 2013 (Clinic) and Radiology to present
  • Faculty Course: Desire 2 Learn (D2L) Training; December 2011
  • Established Radiology course material for Board Review Course on Blackboard™; January 2010
  • Mentored junior (3rd year) dental hygiene students on poster presentation project that was presented at American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) National Meeting; May 2009-2012
  • Supervised 2 Independent Study students with research projects (Candace Herman and Emily Arbeiter)—both published articles in peer-reviewed publications (see publication list); August 2009-December 2010 

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE       

Department/School Committees

  • Dental Hygiene Assessment Committee Member; April 2014-present 
  • Search Committee (Faculty) Member, Dental Hygiene; April 2014-present 
  • Search Committee (Faculty) Member, Radiologic Sciences; April 2014-present 
  • Departmental Review Committee Member (DRC); August 2012-present     
  • SAH Assessment Tool Committee Member; August 2011-August 2013 (inactive)
  • Chair of SAH Research Paper-of-the-Year Committee; February 2011-present 
  • Continuing Education Committee Member; August 2009-present
  • Admissions Committee and Search Committee, Physician Assistant Program; May 2009-May 2012
  • Admissions Committee, Dental Hygiene; January 2014-present
  • Curriculum Committee Member; August 2007-present
  • Clinical Coordinator Committee Member; August 2005-August 2013
  • Facilities Committee Member; August 2004-present 
  • Regional Board Examination (NERB) Coordinator; January 2003-present
  • Chair of NERB Committee; January 2003-present
  • Dentrix/Digital Committee; August 2013-present
  • Sigma Phi Alpha Committee; January 2014-present            

College Committees: College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)

  • CASA Research Committee Member; January 2014-present
  • Honors Day Committee Member; August 2009-August 2011

University Service/Committees:

  • DRC School of Allied Health Representative, Faculty Association, September 2014-present                            
  • Provided many tours for prospective students in the Dental Hygiene Program, SIUC; August 2012-present
  • Elections Committee; August 2012-present                        
  • Judge for Presidential/Chancellor Scholarship interviews, SIUC;February 2012
  • Participated in Open House for School of Allied Health Programs with faculty and academic advisors, SIUC; August 2011; October 2012

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Membership in Professional Associations:

  • Sigma Phi Alpha Honorary Faculty Member; April 2014-present 
  • Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association Scholar Society Member; 2013-present
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry Member; 2010- present 
  • IFLOSS Coalition Member; 2009-present
  • American Dental Education Association Member; 2007-present
  • Illinois Rural Health Association Member; 2005-2013 
  • Eta Sigma Gamma, Health Education Honorary Member; 2003-2004 
  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association Member; 1989-1991 & 2000-present (Includes Illinois and Southern Illinois Membership) 

Offices Held and Honors Awarded in Professional Associations:

  • Legislative Committee/DH School Faculty Liaison, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association; 2013-present
  • Sergeant-at-Arms, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Session; 2013
  • Trustee, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; 2014-present
  • Treasurer, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; 2009-2010
  • Reference Committee Member, Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Session; 2008
  • Delegate, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; 2007-2009
  • Alternate Delegate, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; 1990-1991; 2000-2001; 2013-2014
  • President, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; 1989-1990; 2005-2009; 2010-present

Other

  • Participated in the Legislative Health Fair for Seniors, Carbondale Civic Center, Carbondale, IL; July 2014
  • Peer Reviewer for Nutrition article, Journal of School Nursing; April 2014
  • Participated in the Carbondale Employee Health Fair, provided oral health education and information on the SIUC Dental Hygiene Clinic; January 2014
  • Coordinated the event and volunteered, “Give Adults a Smile Day”,  sponsored by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; July 2011, July 2012, July 2013; July 2014 
  • Peer Reviewer for Nutrition article, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene; April 2012
  • Recorded blood pressure for participants at Southern Illinois Heart Walk, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; September 2012
  • Organized and assisted in planning of the 50th Anniversary of SIUC Dental Hygiene Program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; June 2011-October 2011
  • Provide toothbrushes and toothpaste to the Cambria Food Pantry PRN; October 2010-present
  • Peer Reviewer for Special Needs Patient article, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene; February 2010
  • The African American Museum of Southern Illinois, Health and Cultural Fair, Oral Health Screening/Educational Table, University Mall, Carbondale, IL; February 2010
  • Book and Test Bank Question Reviever: Pearson Health Sciences/Prentice Hall (Essentials of Dental Radiography, 9th ed.); 2010
  • Participated and organized the dental screening portion, “World Diabetes and Education Day”, Southern Illinois Healthcare, at John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; November 2009
  • Performed Oral Cancer Screenings/Oral Hygiene Education at the Juneteenth Celebration, Attucks Park, Carbondale, IL; June 2009
  • Participated in “2nd Annual Oral Cancer Screening”, Hopewell Baptist Church, Carbondale, IL; November 2008
  • Participated and organized the dental screening portion of “World Diabetes and Education Day”, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale, IL; November 2008
  • Provided oral health in-service to nursing staff at area nursing homes in southern Illinois, Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health and ISDS; August 2008-August 2011
  • Participated in “Hometown Health Fair”, Wal-Mart, Carbondale, IL; March 2008
  • Participated in “Aim for a Healthy Body and Soul”, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Carbondale, IL; October 2007
  • Book Reviewer: Prentice Hall (Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 1st ed.); 2007; 2009
  • Volunteer, “Give Kids a Smile Day”, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; February 2006-present
  • Mini Grant Reviewer for Journal of School Health, School Health Index Grants; 2005
  • Volunteer in Summer Sealant Grant Program, Southern Illinois University’s Dental Sealant Grant Program, Carbondale, IL and various locations; July 2004 & August 2008
  • Created a School Nurse Dental Handbook for Tri-C Elementary School, Carterville, IL; June 2003
  • Volunteer in Heartland Dental Clinic, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; June 2002
  • ISDS Instructor-Dental Assisting Certification Course Northeast Clinical Faculty Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia Courses; 2002
  • Dental Supplies Distribution, Haiti Mission, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; June 1997-June 2004
  • Dental Health Presentations/Distribution of Dental Education Materials, Carterville School District #5, Carterville, IL; March 1988-March 2003

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Co-organizer for the inaugural “Oral Cancer Foundation Oral Cancer Walk”, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; October 2014
  • Donated items for fundraising activity for “Project Graduation”, Carterville High School, Carterville, IL; February 2012
  • Assisted in a “Food Basket” project for shut-ins and needy families in Cambria area, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; November 2011
  • Organized the first “Care Package for the Troops” at Thanksgiving, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; November 2011
  • Participated in “Trunk or Treat”, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL, and handed out toothbrushes to families and served food/drinks/goody bags; October 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014
  • Assisted the SIUC Department of Cinema and Photography with organizing parts of the Small Town Documentary Project (Village of Cambria, IL) with student photographer, Blossom Hock Roberts; November 2010
  • The Paul Emerson Fund (Evangelistic) Committee Member, Cambria Christian Church was given a large sum of money to provide evangelism in the village of Cambria. Committee members have been appointed to make the best use of the donated endowment; July 2010-present
  • Community Outreach Committee, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 2010-present
  • Participate in Cambria Home Mission (several years); Committee Member; 2010-present
  • Made food for food baskets for members of Cambria Christian Church (elderly and shut-ins), Cambria, IL; December 21, 2009
  • Wrapped Christmas gifts for Department of Children and Family Services, Marion, IL; December 18, 2009
  • Working with a Community Organizer from Illinois Coalition for Community Services, Improvement of Cambria’s business and services, member of a committee to improve the quality of life in Cambria, IL; October 2009- February 2010
  • Vacation Bible School Teen Leader, Cambria Christian Church; July 2009
  • Volunteered at “Back to School Bash” where underprivileged children received school supplies and backpacks in Cambria, IL; August 2008
  • Decorating Committee, Vacation Bible School, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; July 2005-May 2012
  • Village Trustee, Village of Cambria, IL; 2005-present
  • Beautification Project Coordinator (flowers/roadside trash pickup), Village of Cambria, IL; 2005-present
  • Participated in Relay for Life and organized a team for Cambria Christian Church youth group; 2003-2005
  • Teen Sunday School Teacher, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 2003-2007
  • Secretary and PR Coordinator, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 2002-2008; 2013-present
  • Operator of Projector and Screen for Song Service and Church Service, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 2013-present
  • Coordinator of School Supplies Donation Committee, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 2002-2007
  • Volunteer at MANY fundraising dinners and activities, Social Action Planning Committee (SAPC), Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 1998-present
  • Music Director, Vacation Bible School, Cambria Christian Church, Cambria, IL; 1990-2012

APPENDICES

Continuing Education (last 3 years included)

  • “Orofacial Myology and Ergonomics”, Kimberly K. Benkert, RDH, BSDH, MPH, COM, FAADH, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; October 24, 2014
  • “From the Cradle to the Grave: Oral Pathology Through the Life Span”, Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society #12 component meeting CE course, Marion, IL; September 16, 2014
  • “Bloodborne Pathogen Update, Infection Control Guidelines, Health & Safety Training, HIPAA Compliance, and Motivational Interviewing”, Joan M. Davis, RDH, PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 14, 2014
  • “Radiology Educator’s Workshop”, DH Methods of Education, Inc., Amelia Island, FL; August 10-12, 2014 (satisfies the Educational Methodology training for DH Accreditation 
  • “Evidence-Based Dental Updates: Pulp Caps, Class II Composites”, Dr. Stephen DuLong, Associate Dean, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc. Dental Educators Meeting, Lithincum, MD; June 13, 2014
  • “Perky Perio” & “Stand Out”, Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society’s Annual CE Course, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; May 9, 2014
  • “Periodontal Therapy for the Laser Hygienist”, Angie Mott, RDH, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; October 18, 2013
  • “The Method MATTERS: Educational Methodology for Dental Hygiene Education”, Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; August 15, 2013 (Ed. Meth. Course for accreditation) 
  • “Give Adults a Smile Day” Volunteer (4 CE’s), Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society #12 and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (sponsors); July 12, 2013
  • New Concepts on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries---2 courses, “Caries—How to Predict, Prevent and Manage Tooth Decay”, Dr. Mark S. Wolff, New York University College of Dentistry & “Using a Sensory Feedback System to Teach Caries Detection and Excavation”, Dr. Margrit Maggio, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, course at NERB Educators Meeting, Baltimore, MD; June 14, 2013 
  • “Risky Business: What’s Your Strategy?”, Cindy Sensabaugh, RDH, BS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; March 25, 2013
  • “Wound Healing and Oral Wound Management”, John E. Hall, DDS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; November 5, 2012
  • “The Oral Physician: Selected Systemic Diseases and Dentistry” & “How to Listen so Patients will Talk—and Talk so Patients will Listen”, Sara Gordon, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) and William Y. Gregg, DDS, FAGD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; October 12, 2012
  • “Dental Hygiene is Cha-Cha-Changing”, Diann Bomkamp, RDH, BSDH, CDHC & Bobbie Brown, CDA, RDH, MS, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; September 2012
  • Volunteered at “Give Adults a Smile Day”, sponsored by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Society; July 2012 (4 CE hours for volunteering)
  • “Current Concepts on Posterior Composites”, Dr. Jon Meiers, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners Annual Educator’s Meeting, Washington, DC; June 2012
  •  “Providing Care for Women with Cancer: An Update for the Dental Hygienist” & “Oral Medicine: Linking Systemic Diseases with Oral Health Care”, JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, Annual SIDHS Continuing Education Program, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL; April 2012      
  • “Risky Business: What’s Your Strategy”, Janette Delinger, RDH, MS, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; March 2012
  •  “Dental Imaging and Software Technologies”, Harley Galloway, Guyon Auditorium, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; March 2012
  •  “The Five W’s of Xylitol”; Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS, Webinar posted at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL;  October 2011
  •  “Melting Tooth Syndrome—Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Erosion and Dentinal” and “The Dental Hygienist in Veterinary Medicine”; Anne Nugent Guignon, MPH and Linda Bohacek, RDH, MA, CDHC, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL;  October 2011
  • Illinois Dental Educator’s Conference, “Cultivating a Student-Centered Learning Environment”; Patrice Hess and Mary Danusis Cooper, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL; September 2011
  •  “Instructional Strategies for Caries Detection & Management”; Doreen B. Smeltzer, RDH, MA.Ed., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (this course satisfies the Educational Methodology needed for accreditation); August 2011
  •  “Injecting Humor Into Dental Hygiene Education”,
  • Sherry Paxson, RDH, BS; “Providing Care for Women with Cancer: An Update for the Dental Hygienist”, JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, PhD;
  •  “Ultrasonic Scaling: Translating Technology into Practice”, Doreen Smeltzer, RDH, MAEd, et al.; “The Power to Be Your Best—How to Leverage Ultrasonic Technologies for Maximum Results”, Jodi Deming, RDH; “Why Care About the Healthy People Initiative? Applying HP 2020 to Your Practice Setting”, Robert Isman, DDS, MPH & Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH; “Lunch & Learn: Methamphetamine: Implications for the RDH”  Patricia Frese, RDH; and Research Poster Sessions and Student Table Clinics/Poster Sessions, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, 2011 Center for Lifelong Learning at the 88th Annual Session, Nashville, TN; June 2011
  •  “Enhancing Patient Care Through Non-surgical Therapy”, George J. Martinez RPS, Bella Terra Winery, Creal Springs, IL (lunch and learn); May 2011
  • “Eat, Drink and Be Wary: You Are What You Eat”, Janette Delinger, RDH, BSDH, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL; March 2011
  • “Tobacco Cessation”, Joan M. Davis, RDH, CTTS, PhD: Student Chapter of ADHA Continuing Education Course, Morris Library, SIUC, Carbondale, IL; February 2011