ODHA's 2022 Annual Conference:
Get to Know Our Speakers

November 11th & 12th
Holiday Inn | Wilsonville, OR

 

Tiffany Neufeldt RDH BSDH

Friday, November 11th | 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Regular CE Track | Biofilm Beware | Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Tiffany Neufeldt, BSDH is a Preventive Specialist for DENTSPLY SIRONA, where she represents brands such as Cavitron, Nupro and the Infection Prevention portfolio. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 26 years and with DentsplySirona for 15 years. Tiffany is a graduate of Clark College Dental Hygiene School with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon. 

 

Monica Emmons, BSDH PG Dip

Friday, November 11th | 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Regular CE Track | Biofilm Beware | Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Monica Emmons, BSDH PG Dip is a Preventive Specialist for DENTSPLY SIRONA. Monica attended Portland Community College, Eastern Washington University and Kings College London, UK. Monica’s focus is to provide professionals with current concepts, technology and evidence-based research to assist in implementing effective and efficient evidence-based treatment protocols for clinical practice. Monica has more than 35 years clinical experience in both periodontal and general practices and 20 years dental hygiene education. Monica was Clinical Educator for Dentsply Sirona for over 6 years and served as adjunct faculty at Portland Community College Dental Hygiene program. 

 

Kathryn Bell, EdD, RDH

Friday, November 11th | 11:10 AM to 12:40 PM
Regular CE Track | AAP Classification Demystified

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA

Friday, November 11th | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Regular CE Track | Wear & Tear on Oral Tissues | Sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

Saturday, November 12th | 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Regular CE Track | The Science of Whitening: Something New to Smile About | Sponsored by Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA is a Professional Education Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals covering the Western United States. She joined Colgate following a diverse career as a private practice clinical hygienist, a corporate regional manager, and a dental hygiene program director. 

Marti graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dental Hygiene with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She received her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Marti has over 25 years of experience in private practice; 17 years were spent working with Dr. Gordon Christensen, where she sat on the board of Clinicians Report (CR, formerly known as CRA). 

Marti is an active member of ADEA and ADHA. She has served on the Utah Oral Health Coalition, Utah Dental Hygiene Educators’ Consortium, the Board of Directors for Clinicians Report (CR Foundation), and the Ethics Committee for the Utah Board of Dentists and Dental Hygienists. As both a Corporate Regional Manager and Dental Hygiene Program Director, she has educated dental hygiene students, territory oral care consultants, and practicing dental professionals on best products and practice techniques. Her ability to speak Spanish has been utilized to help with the translation of educational media, and improve patient communication both in the operatory and in her humanitarian efforts in Latin America. 

Marti is an avid walker and on weekends she can be found walking through the beautiful Wasatch Mountains near her home.

 

Martha McComas, RDH, MS

Saturday, November 12th | 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Educator CE Track | Growth Mindset During Stressful Times

Saturday, November 12th | 3:10 PM to 4:40 PM
Regular CE Track | Carries Classification & Latest Remineralization Options

Bio Coming Soon!

 

Darlene J. Swigart, EPDH, BS, MS

Saturday, November 12th | 10:10 AM to 11:40 AM
Educator CE Track | Growth Mindset During Stressful Times

Darlene J. Swigart, EPDH, BS, MS is a dental hygiene faculty member for Oregon Institute of Technology on the Klamath Falls campus where she is first year clinical lead, teaches the prevention series courses, and actively participates in the community health program and courses. Darlene currently serves as a Reviewer-at-Large for the Journal of Dental Hygiene, was an appointed member on the ADHA Dental Hygiene Diagnosis Task Force, and served on the Oregon HPV Dental Task Force. In 2018, Darlene was co-recipient of an Oregon Health Science University Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Grant to study Head and Neck Cancer Screenings. She is Co-Chairperson of the Klamath Basin Oral Health Coalition advocating to improve the oral health of local and rural residents. 

 

 

 

Ilya Babiy, RDH, MS, EPP

Saturday, November 12th | 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Educator CE TrackRefueling the Teacher Tank: Food to Inspire the Educator’s Soul

Ilya Babiy is a dental hygiene instructor, first year clinical coordinator, and radiology lead at Mt. Hood Community College. At Clackamas Community College he co-directs a grant-funded dental career explorations pipeline program for high school students. Ilya also serves seniors and people with special needs with his mobile business, On-Site Oral Health Care, and co-founded Good News Dental, an Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist brick-and-mortar cooperative clinic in Rockwood. He earned his A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene at MHCC, B.S. in Dental Hygiene at OIT, and M.S. in Education from PSU. Ilya enjoys inspiring students to fulfill their dreams and make a difference in our world. Together with his wife and three children, he loves to travel, entertain family and friends, and explore the great outdoors.

 

Brian J Wilkinson, PT, DPT, CHT, CLT

Saturday, November 12th | 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Regular CE Track | Optimizing Ergonomic Practices for Dental Hygienists: Be A Part Of The Movement

Saturday, November 12th | 3:10 PM to 4:40 PM
Educator CE Track | Moving With Purpose: Examining New Strategies in Ergonomic Education for Dental Hygiene

Brian J Wilkinson completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy studies at the University of Southern California in 2006.  Since that time, he has elected to specialize in conditions of the upper extremity, and has a professional interest in work-related ergonomics.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities as a Pacific University faculty member, he serves as part of the Clinical Education team, helping to coordinate and manage the graduate clinical rotations for his students.  Dr Wilkinson lives in Portland, OR and is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Physical Therapy Association of Oregon, the American Society of Hand Therapists and the American Dental Education Association.