2010 John A Lindquist Award Recipient
Stephanie Bossenberger, R.D.H. and M.S., is professor and chair of the
Dental Hygiene Department. During the last decade she has enhanced community service-learning in the dental hygiene curriculum by incorporating a wide variety of service opportunities that enable her students to provide oral care education, dental screenings, and direct dental hygiene treatment to thousands of local residents, particularly children and under-served populations from inner-city areas. Stephanie has worked to influence state legislation to permit dental hygienists to serve in atypical settings such as Head Start programs, residential care centers, and elder community programs so that everyone has access to excellent dental hygiene care.
Stephanie instills in her students a commitment to community – both locally and internationally -- through life-long service and learning, beginning with collaboration in her courses to address health issues and strategize for corrective action. Students learn to carry that collaboration into relationships with other community-service providers to build resources for a healthier, happier community.
Learn more about Stephanie here
See the video of Stephanie's Lindquist Lecture here describing her involvement in the community.