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Dental Hygiene

CHERYL M. WESTPHAL THEILE, RDH EdD
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene; Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs

EXPERTISE:
Culturally competent care and health beliefs.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Fellow, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Leadership Institute; active in mentoring for the ADEA Allied Dental Directors Leadership conferences; Past President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 3rd ed. Co-author with M. Weinberg, S. Froum, M. Palat, and R. Schoor. Prentice-Hall, 2009

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ROSEMARY HAYS, RDH, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

EXPERTISE:
Dental hygiene.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Assistant Director of Admissions, NYU Dental Hygiene Program; member, Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society; American Dental Hygienists’ Association; American Dental Education Association.

PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Benefits of Fluoride at Any Age.” Journal of Practical Hygiene (2009).

ADEA poster presentations, Washington, DC, 2010: “Five-Year Changes in ADA Survey of Accredited Dental Hygiene Programs”; “Personality Styles of Dental Hygiene Educators and First-Year Dental Hygiene Students.”


WINNIE FURNARI, RDH, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

EXPERTISE:
Forensic dentistry; biosecurity/catastrophe preparedness.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
Active member and present and former officer of numerous professional organizations.

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PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS:
“Individual Autonomy and Respect for Human Beings.” Access (2010).

“ADEA’s Code of Ethics.” Access (2010).