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Margaret's Professional Background

Margaret received her Master of Science in Oral Biology * and Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene *, with a Minor in Education. She has also attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry Summer Institute in Clinical Research Methods. She is a supporting member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)  See Member Profile of Margaret

Margaret has an extensive background as an educator, as well as experience in clinical practice.  She recently held a faculty member position in an Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program. Her work in Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists is groundbreaking, in seminars, as well as testimony, journal articles, and textbooks. Print Current CV

Margaret's continuing work in Tobacco Cessation has been an asset to her community. She currently is in her fifth year as a member of Tobacco Intervention Initiative Advisory Committee for ADHA, as well as her state of Washington ADHA Tobacco Cessation Liaison. She is available for tobacco cessation consultation for oral health. Print Current CV

Margaret as a dental science technical writer has authored and contributed to professional journal articles and Oral Biology textbooks, as well as professional, office, and consumer newsletters. She has also served on the Basic Science Committee for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). She is available for freelance dental science writing projects. Print Current CV

Margaret's onsite Continuing Education Seminars have been well received nationally, as well as internationally.  She has presented at both ADHA and the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Sessions, Yankee Dental Congress, and at three RDH Magazine's Under One Roof sessions. She also has extensive online course work available. She is available for future onsite seminars on a wide-range of topics, as well as consultation on oral health projects both onsite and online. Print Current Course List

Margaret was honored to be the recipient of both the ADHA Alfred C. Fones Award (2013, Founder of Dental Hygiene) and ADHA Award for Excellence Dental Hygiene (2009). With these awards, ADHA recognize individual dental hygienists who have made outstanding accomplishments that have a significant impact on the practice and future of the dental hygiene profession. Subscribe to Margaret's YouTube Channel.

Margaret after receiving the AC Fones Award at the 2013 ADHA Annual Session in Boston on the 100th year of the dental hygiene profession


Professional Positions: Present

Dental Science Technical Writer -  see Professional Publications as listed below

Co-Editor, Online Dental Hygiene Educational Programs, Dental Hygiene Review Capsules, Friends of Hu-Friedy, Source: Saunders Review of Dental Hygiene, ed 2, Elsevier, Fehrenbach, Weiner

Dental Topics Seminar Presenter:

  1. Updated Online Continuing Education with dentassist

  2. Online Board Review Courses by Webinars with

  3. National and International Onsite Seminars: Lecture format using PowerPoint with associated Handouts with Hands-on format available

  4. Updated Online Continuing Education with Richmond Institute with Young Dental

Advisory Board Member: Access, ADHA, Chicago, IL

Book Reviewer: Journal of Dental Hygiene, ADHA, Chicago, IL

Continuing Education Article Reviewer: RDH Magazine, Tulsa, OK

Webmaster and Tooth Fairy Helper, Lake Washington Dental Hygiene Society, Bellevue, WA

Professional Volunteer, Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC), Seattle, WA

Member, National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, Center for Health Research, Portland, WA

Margaret at 2013 IADR Conference in Seattle, WA to showcase latest Hyposalivation Research and attend UW Alumni Reception


Margaret with husband Jon after receiving ADHA Award of Excellence in Dental Hygiene at ADHA Annual Session in Washington DC

Professional Positions: Past

AADH Times Newsletter Co-Editor: American Academy of Dental Hygiene (see Winter 2010 Issue; Spring 2011 Issue; Winter 2012 Issue; Spring 2012 Issue)

Content Author, Selected works, ADHA, unrestricted educational grant  from GlaxoSmithKline

Committee Member, Basic Science: ADHA Nominee, National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, ADA, Chicago, IL

Test Item Writer/Reviewer: Online Dental Education, Atlanta, GA;  Nitrous Oxide Pharmacology, North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Inc., Linthicum, MD; National Board Dental Examination 1&2, Test Prep and Admissions, Kaplan Inc., New York, NY

Trained Accreditation Site Team Member: Commission on Dental Accreditation, ADA, Nominated by ADHA, Chicago, IL

Independent Educational Consultant: Accreditation materials, curriculum, facility planning, records, case-based updates, web sites, and faculty calibrations for new and existing Dental Hygiene Programs

Committee Member: Dental Hygiene Education Competency Draft Review Committee, Section on Dental Hygiene, American Dental Education Association, Chicago, IL: Competencies for Entry into the Profession of Dental Hygiene, Journal of Dental Education


Margaret at Seattle Central Community College Winter 2013 after giving a tobacco cessation seminar to second year student dental hygienists

Professional Publications, Dental Science Technical Writer 

Professional Journal Author: Wazzup with Webinars: Best Practices in Dental Hygiene Webinar Education; Consumer Education Guest Editorial; Horizontal Incisive Block; Hyposalivation with Xerostomia Screening Tool; Professional E-mailing in the Dental Office; Pain Control: A Lesion in Ease...; Pain Control for Dental Hygienists: Current Concepts in Local Anesthesia Are Reviewed; Sisters & Anesthesia; Stress Reduction for the Oral Health Care Patient at High Risk for Medical Emergency; Addressing The Needs Of Denture Patients (for GlaxoSmithKline); Cigar Smoking; Gow-Gates Mandibular Nerve Block: An Alternative in Local Anesthetic Use

Online Continuing Education: DH Forum; Review of Tooth Development and Associated Developmental Disturbances; Competencies for Entry into the Profession of Dental Hygiene; Tongue Piercing and Potential Oral Complications (see article); Spread of Dental Infection

Professional Textbook Author: Contributor, Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, Logothetis; Editor, Dental Anatomy Coloring Book, ed 2, 2014; Editorial Consultant, Mosby's Dental Dictionary, ed 3, 2014; Contributor, Chapter: Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment, Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Darby and Walsh, ed 4, 2015;  Primary Author, Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, ed 4. 2014; Primary Author, Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, ed 4; Contributor, Inflammation and Immunity, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, Ibsen and Phelan, ed 6, 2014; Co-author, Saunders Review of Dental Hygiene, ed 2.

Professional CE Contributor: Richmond Institute for Continuing Education (Division of  Young Dental) Present Online: Blood Pressure Issues in the Dental Office, Concerns for the Child Patient, Remineralization, Protection, and the Caries Experience, Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease, Perio, Ortho, & Hygiene Concerns for the Adolescent Patient.

Friend and mentor Faith Gant, RDH, MSEd, presents Margaret
with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Local State Dental Hygiene Component Society, LWDHS, for contributions to the dental hygiene profession as well as representing component nationally

  1. Oral biology is concerned with the nature of the orofacial tissues and with the application of basic scientific knowledge to orofacial tissues in health and disease.

  2. Dental hygiene is the area of dentistry that focuses primarily on prevention of oral diseases, treatment of conditions of the periodontium, and oral health education. Dental hygiene is a prevention oriented profession.

Updated 5/1/2014


Educational Background

  1. School of Dentistry, University of Washington Dental School, Seattle, WA

  2. Visiting Scholar, Scholarship Award Recipient, Summer Institute; Certificate in Clinical Research Methods

  3. Master of Science, Oral Biology *

  4. Marquette University Dental Hygiene Program, Milwaukee, WI

  5. Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene*  (Minor, Education)

  6. Magna Cum Laude; Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient

  7. AKA Margaret Rudolph, East Lansing, MI on Facebook


Adjunct Faculty Instructor: Dental Hygiene, Educational Concepts Course, Online BASDH Degree Program, St. Petersburg College, FL (see Journal of Dental Hygiene)

Adjunct Faculty Member: Anesthesia and Pain Control, Online BSDH Degree Program, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Adjunct Faculty Member, Creator, Educational Consultant, and Webmaster: DH Forum, Online Case-Based Continuing Education Program for Dental Hygienists, Marquette University, College of Health Sciences, Milwaukee, WI

Faculty Instructor, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs, State of Washington (Pierce College , Shoreline Community, Lake Washington Technical Colleges):

  1. Clinical and Didactic Courses for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Students; State of Washington Vocational Teaching Certificate; Accreditation Committee Work

  2. Appreciation Plaque: Lake Washington Technical College; Certificate of Appreciation, Shoreline Community College; Keynote Speaker, Graduation Ceremonies, Shoreline Community College

Instructor, Dental Schools: Undergraduate Nonsurgical Periodontal Clinics for Dental Students, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Margaret accepting the Marquette University Dental Hygiene Department Distinguished Alumna Award

Margaret visiting St. Petersburg College Dental Hygiene Faculty where she was an online instructor for Online Bachelor’s Degree Program: See related YouTube presentation on “Diversity in Dental Hygiene Education”

Margaret with Susan Clark, RDH, OM, a Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction recipient at the RDH Magazine hosted award for Mentor of the Year at the 2013 ADHA Annual Session

Margaret on the road again as she stops in Hawaii to meet with AADH members