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Dental Hygiene Faculty selected as Dimensions of Dental Hygiene magazine's "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know"

by Erica Howell

Each year, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene recognizes the best and brightest in the dental hygiene profession in their annual "Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know." Hygienists are selected for making major impacts in their areas of expertise. Out of over 185,000 dental hygienists nation wide, two ODU faculty were selected.

Ann Bruhn, MS, associate professor and chair of the School of Dental Hygiene, was selected as top influencer, because she "influences dental hygiene through dissemination of her research at national and international levels for more than a decade."

Denise Claiborne, PhD, assistant professor and graduate program director, was selected as top researcher. "Her emerging research led to the utilization of interprofessional education and collaboration among dental hygiene and allied health professionals to increase knowledge and practices in prenatal and pediatric oral health."

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