- Erie, Erie
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RDH, BSEd, PHDHP
Linda has been a full time dental hygienist since her 1989 graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Linda was one of the first hygienists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be licensed to administer local anesthesia and is a licensed Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP)
Linda is the full-time Practice Manager of a multi-doctor practice in Erie, where she has been since 1989. In this role, she handles all aspects of the business of dentistry and its operations including HR, finance, marketing, customer service and more. She is a part-time Faculty Member of LECOM School of Dental Medicine, Erie Outreach Clinic where she serves as a Clinical Preceptor working with fourth year dental students. Linda is an author and continuing education lecturer and was one of 40 hygienists in the US chosen to attend the ADHA Unleashing Your Potential Leadership Development Workshop in Chicago in 2016. She was awarded the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association Academic Effort Award in 2014 and the Penn Well Publishing/Cadbury Adams Trident XTra Care Award in 2011. She has appeared on Gaia TV as well as several other broadcast media interviews.
Linda is the current President of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists Association as well as the Public Relations Chair for the Northwest Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association. Her professional memberships include:
• American Dental Hygienists’ Association
• Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association
• Northwest Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association
• Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies
• American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
• National Practice-Based Research Network
• American Dental Education Association
• International Federation of Dental Hygienists
• American Association of Dental Office Managers
Linda has served on the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Board of Visitors, served as the Lake Erie Integrated Geriatric Health Team (LIGHT) Steering Committee Care-giver Representative for the HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Grant for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; is a member of the Great Lakes Institute of Technology Advisory Board as well as the Dental Hygiene Advisory Board for Fortis Institute, Erie. She has volunteered for Sealant Saturday, the Meadville Medical Center/Allegheny College Annual Children’s Dental Health Fair, been a Faculty volunteer for the LECOM School of Dental Medicine “Healthy Smiles” day, organized by the American Student Dental Association; the LECOM LivWell 365 Expo, was the coordinator and participant for “Dental Health night with KaleidAScope” event where Registered Dental Hygienists met with this adult autism spectrum disorder group to discuss all aspects of oral health and care and has given many school dental health presentations to various local schools. Linda has been the coordinator to the Erie Zoo, since 2009, for the annual two week “Zoo Boo” event for dental booth to hand out toothbrushes and sugarless gum with attendance at approximately 40,000 people annually.