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dentalcare.com is the premier website from Crest® Oral-B® for dental professionals and students around the world.  It is specifically designed to provide education, research, news, and product information to help you and your patients achieve success every day.

 

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BOARD MEMBERS

ADVISORY BOARD

2016 Advisory Board

The dentalcare.com Advisory Board consists of a renowned group of global educators and practicing professionals who are leaders in the fields of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting.  Meet our Board Members:
 

  • Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD
    Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD

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    Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD

    Dr. Arteaga is a three-year high school graduate from St. Catharine Academy in the Bronx, NY and a graduate from New York University’s Washington Square University College with a BA degree in Biology. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, she received a DMD degree and then completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx Municipal/Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, NY. Returning to Connecticut, Sarita was an associate in private dental practice. She has been teaching and seeing patients at UCONN Health since 1995 and has been promoted to Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Students. In the Department of Craniofacial Sciences, she is a course director for the Esthetic Dentistry course, Operative Dentistry I course and teaches in Operative Dentistry II, III and IV, as well as the Fixed Prosthodontics pre-clinical course and clinic coverage for students in the third and fourth year dental school classes. She attained a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of numerous dental associations, including the Hispanic Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and American Dental Education Association. Sarita is the Past-President for the Hispanic Dental Association (2008-2009) and currently serves as the President of the HDA Foundation. She is a faculty advisor for the Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Student Dental Association at the University of Connecticut School Dental Medicine. She also serves on the Admissions Committee. Dr. Arteaga takes an active community role, performing screenings at the Head Start program in Meriden, the Special Olympics and South Park Inn Homeless Shelter in Hartford. Sarita is married to Dr. Christopher Carrington and has 2 children, Elena (age 21) and Isaiah (age 18).

  • Jen Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA
    Jen Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA

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    Jen Blake, CDA, EFDA, MADAA

    Jen Blake graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Dental Assisting Program.

    Her career as a dental assistant started as a chairside assistant.  After receiving her expanded functions training, Ms. Blake became a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Dentistry TEAM Clinic working with senior dental students teaching them how to work with expanded duty assistants in a private practice simulated environment.  Jen went on to become an instructor at Professional Careers Institute, an ADA Accredited Dental Assisting Program in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later served as their Program Administrator and Placement Counselor.  She is also a past Editorial Director for the Dental Assistant Journal.

    A member of the American Dental Assistants Association, Jen has served all positions in the Indianapolis Dental Assistants Society, Indiana Dental Assistants Association, Sixth District Trustee, Vice President and President-elect to the American Dental Assistants Association.  She served as ADAA President from 1997-1998.  She is also a past member of the Indiana State Department of Health Radiological Technology Certification Committee.

    Jen is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, licensed in Indiana in limited dental radiography, and a Master of the American Dental Assistants Association.

    Ms. Blake is a past Director of Education for the American Dental Assistants Association and Vice President of Corporate Relations for the Dental Assistants Foundation. She is currently consulting for the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and regularly volunteers as a chairside assistant at the Care Center in Indianapolis, IN.

  • Mary Ann Haisch, RDH, MPH
    Mary Ann Haisch, RDH, MPH

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    Mary Ann Haisch, RDH, MPH

    Mary Ann Haisch is an assistant professor in the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University.  She received her dental hygiene education from Clark College, Vancouver, WA, her Bachelor of Science in Health Education, certification in gerontology and her master in Public Administration from Portland State University.  Her areas of interest include the use of technology in dental and dental hygiene education, interactive distant learning, the use of the Internet for dental continuing education and is actively involved in the development of faculty tools to incorporate interactive technology in dental and dental hygiene curriculums.  She is also involved in the recruitment and retention of dental and dental hygiene students.  She is an educational consultant and speaker for Procter & Gamble, has held offices in the American Dental Education Association and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Practical Hygiene.

    Presently, Ms. Haisch is faculty emeritus in the School of Dentistry. As of June 30, 2016, Mary Ann will be fully retired but will continue to be involved in continuing education and archive activities.

  • Shalane Heath, BS
    Shalane Heath

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    Shalane Heath, BS

    Shalane Heath is currently a dental hygiene student at the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry Caruth School of Dental Hygiene in Dallas, TX.  Originally from the small town of Shiner, TX, Shalane graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She serves as the President of Texas A&M’s Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA) program and serves as the student representative of Texas A&M’s Alumni Association Board.  Shalane worked as a dental assistant for four years while earning her degree and is excited to graduate and begin her career in dental hygiene.

  • Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD
    Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD

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    Salme E. Lavigne, RDH, PhD

    Salme Lavigne received her dental hygiene education from the University of Toronto, a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Anthropology from Lakehead University, a Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry, and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba.  She also received certification in Advanced Periodontics and Local Anesthesia from Northern Arizona University and Nitrous Oxide Sedation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

     

    Dr. Lavigne has over 35 years experience in Dental Hygiene Education and administration in both Canada and the United States, including Professor and Director of the School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Manitoba.  She has taught periodontics, local anesthesia and microbiology & infectious diseases to both second year dental and dental hygiene students.

     

    Dr. Lavigne is the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles as well as three text book chapters.  She is a popular speaker who has delivered over 90 continuing education and research presentations in Canada, the United States, Scandinavia, China, Switzerland, the Netherlands and South Africa.  She has also held several professional offices, most notably the Presidency of the Canadian Dental Hygienists' Association, served as the Councilor for the Section on Dental Hygiene Education for the American Dental Education Association, and was a commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. She is currently a Senior Scholar at the University of Manitoba and Scientific Editor of the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene (CJDH).

  • Steven Schwartz, DDS
    Steven Schwartz, DDS

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    Steven Schwartz, DDS

    Dr. Schwartz received his DDS degree from the New York College of Dentistry and did his postgraduate training and residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

     

    Dr. Schwartz maintained a private practice in Pediatric Dentistry for over 30 years.  He is currently Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Staten Island University Hospital.  Dr. Schwartz is a consultant to the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

     

    Dr. Schwartz has written and lectured extensively on pediatric dentistry, practice management and life management topics.  He is the author of “It’s Your Choice; Creating a Blueprint for Total Professional and Personal Success” and editor of “Conversational Spanish in Pediatric Dentistry”.  As a contributor to the Procter & Gamble Crest/Oral-B professional website (www.dentalcare.com), he has developed numerous continuing education courses and patient education programs (The Happy Tooth Magic Show, Healthy Smiles Forever) in pediatric dentistry.

  • Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA
    Géza T. Terézhalmy

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    Géza T. Terézhalmy, DDS, MA

    Dr. Terézhalmy is Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.  In addition, he is a Consultant, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, National Naval Medical Center.

     

    Dr. Terézhalmy earned a BS degree from John Carroll University; a DDS degree from Case Western Reserve University; an MA in Higher Education and Human Development from The George Washington University; and a Certificate in Oral Medicine from the National Naval Dental Center.

     

    Dr. Terézhalmy has many professional affiliations and over the past 40 years, has held more than 30 positions in professional societies.  He has served as editor or contributing editor for several publications, co-authored or contributed chapters for several books and has had over 250 papers and abstracts published.  Dr. Terézhalmy has accepted invitations to lecture before many local, state, national, and international professional societies.

  • Allison J. Williams, BS
    Allison J. Williams

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    Allison J. Williams, BS

    Allison Williams is a third year dental student at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD).  Originally from Carmel, IN, Allison attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she earned a BS in Biology along with a minor in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  Allison serves as the secretary for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Council of Students, Residents and Fellows.  She was elected as president of the Christian Dental Association, and also serves as a member of the student curriculum assessment committee at IUSD.  After dental school, Allison plans to pursue a career in general dentistry and dental education.

  • John N. Williams, DMD, MBA
    John N. Williams, DMD, MBA

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    John N. Williams, DMD, MBA

    Dr. John N. Williams currently serves as the Dean of the Indiana University School of Dentistry, a position he has held since June 2010.  Prior to this time he served as dean at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (2005–2010) and the University of Louisville School of Dentistry (1999-2005).  Before his deanships he served as Associate Dean for Educational Programs at Louisville for over seven years.  He also served concurrently in the Office of the Provost, University of Louisville (1988-1991) as an Assistant University Provost where he had implementation responsibility of the campus-wide academic computing plan.  He has also completed a three year term as Vice President of the American Dental Education Association Council of Deans (2009-2012) focusing on national educational policy.  Most recently, he has served as a Commissioner for the Commission of Dental Accreditation (2010-2014) which has oversight for all dental education and allied dental education program accreditation in the United States.  He completed a one year term as Chair of the Commission (2013-2014).  He maintains scholarly interests in dental workforce, dental curriculum assessment and instructional technologies.

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