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Ms. Dewhirst graduated from, and was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at University of Southern California and teaches Oral Pathology, Preventive Dentistry and Infection Control at West Coast University Dept. of Dental Hygiene. She is a nationally recognized speaker, author and consultant, focusing on infectious diseases, clinical safety, instrument sharpening, ergonomics and preventive dentistry. Ms. Dewhirst is a “top 100 U.S. Speaker”, and is on the California Dental Assoc., ADA and OSAP speaker’s / Consultants bureaus. Ms. Dewhirst is an experienced author of journal articles, has contributed to textbook chapters and guidelines such as the 2009 ADA Infection Control Wall Poster, CE courses, newsletters, product literature and website content.

Ms. Dewhirst has had over 80 articles published in peer reviewed professional journals, has contributed to dental textbooks and national guidance documents. She also writes regular infection control columns in dental industry publications and trains sales reps in infection control. She has presented over 350 seminars nationally and internationally on Diseases and Infection Prevention, Disaster Preparedness, Biofilms, building contamination and Dental Waterlines, Instrument Sharpening, Ultrasonic Scaling, and Ergonomics. She is an experienced hands-on instructor, and presents online programs. Hosts include major State Dental Conferences, Dental Universities, and Professional Organizations, including:

Chicago Midwinter
Thomas P Hinman Dental Meeting
Texas Dental Meeting
Arizona State Dental Association
California Dental Association
Greater NY
New Orleans Dental Conference
Assoc. of Energy Engineers
American Academy of Periodontology
Oregon Health Services U.
U. of Alberta
U. of Alabama
Sacramento Dist. Dental Society
U. of Texas at Houston
RDH Under One Roof
Professional Dental Assistants
Washington State Dental Meeting
Annual Nations Capital Dental Meeting