Resumé 2018
~ for Margaret J. Fehrenbach, RDH, MS

Margaret's Professional Background 2018

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 keeps up with the latest by way of continuing education her field as well as related areas such as tobacco cessation, diversity, and general medicine. Subscribe to Margaret's YouTube Channel after seeing her YT trailer.

Margaret has an extensive background as an educator, as well as experience in clinical practice.  She is Adjunct Faculty at Seattle Central College, a program that has at its Mission to add to the Diversity in Dental Hygiene Education. Her work in promoting 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 was a past Advisory Committee Member for the ADHA Tobacco Intervention Initiative  for 5 years and is  currently the Washington State Tobacco Cessation Consultant. Margaret is also available for tobacco cessation education seminars for oral health. Print Current CV

Margaret as an Oral Biology Technical Writer has authored and contributed to professional journal articles and Oral Biology textbooks, as well as professional, office, and consumer newsletters. See her Google Scholar Citations. She has also served on the Basic Science Committee for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Margaret 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 four RDH Magazine's Under One Roof sessions. She also has extensive online course work available. Margaret 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 Onsite Course List

She is a supporting member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA).  Margaret was also 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. See Member Profile of Margaret



Professional Positions: Present

Oral Biology Technical Writersee the Professional Publications as listed below

Adjunct Faculty, Dental Hygiene BAS in Allied Health Degree Program (with Emphasis in Dental Hygiene), Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA

Dental Topics Seminar Presenter (see topics listed below)

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

  2. Oral Biology BOOTCAMP with

  3. Online National Board Review Courses by Webinars with

  4. Updated Online Continuing Education with dentassist

Washington State Tobacco Cessation Consultant, WSDHA, Seattle, WA

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

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


Professional Positions: Past

Past Advisory Committee Member, ADHA Tobacco Intervention Initiative (5 years), ADHA, Chicago, IL

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


Professional Publications, Oral Biology Technical Writer 

Professional Journal Author: The underused block: The Vazirani-Akinosi mandibular block; Tobacco Cessation Posters for Dental Hygienists; Local Anesthesia Options During Dental Hygiene Care; 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; 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; Spread of Dental Infection

Professional Textbook Author: Editor, Dental Anatomy Coloring Book, ed 3, 2019; Editor-in-Chief, Mosby's Dental Dictionary, ed 4, 2019; Primary Author, Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, ed 4, 2016; Primary Author, Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck, ed 5, 2017; Contributor, Anatomy and Technique Chapters, Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists, Logothetis; Editor, ed 2, 2017; Extraoral and Intraoral Clinical Assessment Chapter, Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Bowen, ed 5, 2020; Contributor, Inflammation and Immunity Chapters, Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist with General Pathology Introductions, Ibsen and Phelan, ed 7, 2018; Subject Matter Consultant, Management of Pain and Anxiety Chapter, Darby’s Comprehension of Review of Dental Hygiene, Blue, ed 8, 2017

Professional Continuing Education Author: dentassist: Knowing Your Basics: Updating of Hot Topics in Dentistry; Dental Erosion, Essentials of the Geriatric Patient; Smoking & Periodontal Disease; Tongue Piercing: The Hole Story; Tuberculosis: Unmasking the White Plague; Troubleshooting Inferior Alveolar Nerve Dental Injections

  1. Oral biology is concerned with the nature of the orofacial tissue and with the application of basic scientific knowledge to orofacial tissue in health and disease. See UW MS Program.

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


Updated 5/1/2018  Production by Fehrenbach and Associates


Educational Background

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

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

  3. Master of Science, Oral Biology *- see Brochure

  4. Marquette University Dental Hygiene Program, Milwaukee, WI

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

  6. Magna Cum Laude; Distinguished Alumna Award Recipient



Adjunct Faculty, Dental Hygiene, BAS in Allied Health Degree Program with Emphasis in Dental Hygiene, Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA

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

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

Adjunct Faculty, 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 Associate Degree and Dental Assisting Programs, State of Washington: Pierce College, Shoreline Community College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

  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 Institute of Technology; Certificate of Appreciation, Shoreline Community College; Keynote Speaker, Graduation Ceremonies, Shoreline Community College

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


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