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Dental Hygiene Faculty

Diane Loera, R.D.H., M.A.
Director/Chair, Cerritos College Dental Hygiene Program

Diane LoeraHigher Education Completed

  • Master of Arts - Occupational Studies, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Arts – Vocational Education, California State University, Long Beach

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • First and Second year Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Preventive Dentistry I
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • First year Dental Hygiene Clinical Science
  • Management of Pain

Campus Activities

  • Advisor to the Student Member, American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA)
  • First Year Clinical Coordinator
  • Faculty Senate Committee Member
  • Safety Committee
  • Curriculum Committee

Professional Activities

  • California Dental Hygiene Educator Association
  • California Dental Hygiene Association, Long Beach Component
  • American Dental Hygiene Association


Marlena ShoreMarlena Shore, R.D.H.A.P., M.S.

Higher Education Completed

  • Master of Science, Loma Linda University, Health Professions Education
  • Bachelor of Science- Dental Hygiene, Northern Arizona University

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • West Los Angeles College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Dental Materials
  • General & Oral Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Second year Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Ethical & Legal Practices

Campus Activities

  • Faculty Senate

Professional Activities

  • Advisor to Student Member, American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA)
  • California Dental Hygiene Educator Association
  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

Kristen StephensKristen Stephens, RDH, MSDH, EdD             

Higher Education Completed

  • Doctorate, Concordia University, Educational Leadership
  • Master of Science, Idaho State University, Dental Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, Vocational Education

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • First and Second Year Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Hygiene Biostats & Research
  • Dental Care for the Special Patient
  • Pharmacology
  • Principles of Community Oral Health

Campus Activities

  • Juniors Clinic Coordinator
  • Advisor to Dental Hygiene Club

Professional Activities

  • Member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, California Dental Hygienists Association, Long Beach Dental Hygiene Society, and the California Dental Hygiene Educators Association
  • Continuing Education Speaker
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association Peer Review Committee

PART TIME FACULTY

Marie BensonMarie Benson, R.D.H., M.A.

Higher Education Completed:

  • Master of Arts - Adult Education & Training,
    University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science - Occupational Studies - Vocational Arts
    California State University. Long Beach

Dental Hygiene School Attended:

  • West Los Angeles College

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • First and Second year Clinical Dental Hygiene

Professional Activities:

  • Private Practice
  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

Marcey BrabenderMarcey Brabender, R.D.H., M.A.

Higher Education Completed

  • Master of Arts - Occupational Studies, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Science - Health Arts, University of St. Francis

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Preventive Dentistry II

Professional Activities

  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

 

Diann DiPietro FifeDiAnn DiPietro-Fife, R.D.H., B.S.

Higher Education Completed

  • Bachelor of Science - Occupational Studies, California State University, Long Beach

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • First & Second Year Clinical Dental Hygiene

Professional Activities

  • Private practice
  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

Andrea GrammaticaAndrea Grammatica, R.D.H., M.A.

Higher Education Completed

  • Master of Science, Columbia College, Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Minors in Psychology & Sociology

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 1st & 2nd year Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Embryology, Histology Anatomy

Professional Activities

  • Private Practice
  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

 

Ann NguyenAnn Nguyen, RDH, RDHAP, MHA, Ph.D

Higher Education Completed

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
  • Master of Science-Health Care Administration, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Science-Health Science, California State University, Long Beach

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • First & Second year Clinical dental hygiene
  • Community Outreach I
  • Community Outreach II

Professional Activities

  • Private practice
  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

Kathy NinomiyaKathy Ninomiya, R.D.H., M.A.

Higher Education Completed 

  • Master of Arts - Occupational Studies, California State University, Long Beach
  • Bachelor of Science - Zoology, California State University, Long Beach 

Dental Hygiene School Attended

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Coach - Junior and Senior clinical instrumentation tutor

Professional Activities

  • California Dental Hygiene Association
  • American Dental Hygiene Association

Tennille RozakTennille Rozak, D.D.S.

Higher Education Completed

  • D.D.S. University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Biological Science – University of California, Irvine

Dental School Attended

  • University of Southern California

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Periodontology
  • 1st year Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Medical Emergencies

Professional Activities

  • Attending Dentist, Rancho Los Amigos
  • Associate  Dentist,  Los Angeles County Clinics

Rachel WardRachel Ward

Higher Education Completed

  • Bachelor of Science - Health Science, California State University, Long Beach

Dental Hygiene School Attended 

  • Cerritos College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Second Year Clinical Dental Hygiene 

Professional Activities

  • Private practice
  • Member of California Dental Hygienists’ Association

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