- New Cumberland, Cumberland County
Debra Barr M.Ed, RDH, CSDH, PHDHP
Debra graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Dental Hygiene Program. She also received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Master’s degree in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Debra is a certified school dental hygienist with an Educational Specialist Certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Debra is an adjunct clinical faculty member at Harrisburg Area Community College in the dental hygiene program.
Debra worked in private practice as a clinical dental hygienist for 17 years before beginning her current position as West Shore School District’s Certified School Dental Hygienist. As a certified school dental hygienist, Debra conducts classroom dental health education, operates a fluoride supplement program and conducts dental screenings. Since 2010, with the advent of the PHDHP certification, Debra has provided preventive services for her district’s students to include: prophylaxis, sealants and fluoride varnish treatments. She advocates for dental care for students and connects them and their families with dental providers in the community. Debra has been an active member of PDHA and PSEA (Pennsylvania State Educator’s Association) and is the Dental Hygiene Section President of PSEA’s Department of Pupil Services. Debra serves as the liaison for PDHA and PSEA.