Assistant Professor Karen Sue Williams has been a faculty member at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene since 1998 and serves as the First Year Clinic Supervisor. In addition to teaching Clinical Practice I, Clinical Practice II and Nutritional Biochemistry to first and second year dental hygiene students, she also teaches Intro to Dental Hygiene to students on the Pre-DH track in anticipation of entering the program in the fall. Her past teaching experience includes Instructional Strategies for Health Professionals, Dental Radiology, and as a second year clinical instructor. In addition to teaching, Professor Williams has many years of dental hygiene private practice experience in a variety of settings.
Professor Williams has been involved in many University activities including the Health Sciences Integrative Clinic, Faculty Professional Development Day, University Faculty Research Day, and membership on the University Personnel Committee and Faculty Employment and Concerns Committee. Professional affiliations include membership of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association where she currently serves as a Director and Treasurer for ConnHYPAC, and the Bridgeport Dental Hygienists’ Association where she serves as membership chair. Professor Williams has presented at many professional conferences including the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session in Boston, where she presented a professional research poster on the use of Video-assisted Psychomotor Skill Development in regards to instrumentation, and most recently at the Fones School’s annual Educators Workshop. Ms. Williams has published articles in Access, an American Dental Hygienists’ Association publication, on Autism and its Dental Implications and Thyroid Cancer. Prof. Williams coordinates the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Board Review Course for both current students in preparation for their exam and registered dental hygienists as continuing education needed for licensure.
DHYG 204 Nutritional Biochemistry Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
DHYG 129 Clinical Practice I Fall 2014
DHYG 130 Clinical Practice II Spring 2015
DHYG 100 Intro to Dental Hygiene Spring 2015