Dental Hygiene

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Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department Page

The Taft College Dental Hygiene program has sought to inspire and teach dental care that is comprehensive in its technical excellence and in its orientation to an awareness of the total health needs of the individual patient.

The Taft College Dental Hygiene program gives students the knowledge, experience, and educational requirements necessary to take the state and national board examinations. As the world’s understanding of preventive and restorative oral health care grows, so does the need for dental care givers and support staff. Taft College Dental Hygiene graduates are in demand.


Faculty & Staff


  • Vickie Kimbrough, RDH, MBA, PhD


  • Diana Champion, RDH, BS
  • Kelly Donovan, RDH, Ed.D.
  • Amira Elkerdany, RDH, BS
  • Eric Hershkowitz, DDS
  • Sandra Jennings, BSDH, MA
  • Susan McCracken, RDHAP, BS
  • Anna Teeters, RDH, BA
  • Julia Vaughan, RDHAP, MHSc



  • Michele Matthews