Laura Greco

Laura Greco

Director of Clinical Education, Dental Hygiene, Fones School of Dental Hygiene
Office Location: Health Science Center - Office 413
Telephone: (203) 576-4838
Fax: (203) 576-4220
Email: laurag@bridgeport.edu

Biography

M.S. Education, University of Bridgeport, 2004
B.S., Dental Hygiene Education, Minor in Psychology, University of Bridgeport, 1983
A.S., Dental Hygiene, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, 1981

Associate Professor Laura Greco has been a faculty member at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene since 1991 and serves as Director of Clinical Education. In addition to teaching Advanced Clinical Concepts and Local Anesthesia, she is a clinical instructor at the Fones enrichment site Norwalk Hospital Dental Clinic and mentors BS/MS degree students. Past positions include freshman clinic, clinical manager and dental radiology.

Professor Greco’s University activities include membership on various committees; NEASC Self Study, Integrative Clinic and search committees. Past activities include Co-Chair of the Health Sciences Promotion/Retention Committee and representation on the Faculty Council and Faculty Employment and Concerns Committees. Professional affiliations include membership of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association where she currently serves as treasurer of the Bridgeport Dental Hygienists’ Association. Recent professional presentations include clinical teaching strategies and faculty team calibration topics at the Fones School’s annual Educators Workshop and CE engagements, specializing in teaching and learning styles, patient care management, advanced clinical concepts, ergonomics, professional responsibility and ethics. Ms Greco has published clinical feature articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Thyroid Cancer in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association publication Access. Prof. Greco developed and coordinates the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia course designed for both registered dental hygienists and Fones students and is a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha-Gamma Chapter, National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

In addition to a teaching career, Prof. Greco has many years of dental hygiene private practice experience in New York and Connecticut.

Courses Taught

DHYG 233, Oral and General Histo-Pathology (Fall 2014)
DHYG 230, Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist (Fall 2014)
DHYG 303, Advanced Clinical Concepts (Spring 2014)
DHYG 227, Clinical Practice III, Clinical instructor
DHYG 228, Clinical Practice IV, Clinical instructor

Areas of Interest

Dental local anesthesia, faculty calibration, teaching strategies, learning styles, patient care management, advanced dental hygiene clinical concepts, ergonomics, professional responsibility, ethics

Publications

Clinical Research: Collaboration with Wendy Garcia, Karen Sue Williams & George Muhs-Topic: Is there a correlation between TMD and a shortened psoas?

Research: The Ergo Unit Triad: Evaluating advanced ergonomic equipment in a dental hygiene educational setting, with Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH.

Book Review: Faculty professional review Case Studies in Dental Hygiene, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, 2011 for the 2012, 3rd edition.

Thyroid Cancer: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Recognizing, Informing and Referring

with Karen Sue Williams, RDH, MS, Clinical Feature Article in Access, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, November 2010 issue.

Oral Cancer Devices in the Operatory, article contribution to freelance writer from Access publication of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Sept/Oct 2008 issue.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Dental Patient, with Wendy Garcia, RDH, MSEd. Clinical Feature Article in Access, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, July 2008 issue.

Book Review Contribution: Faculty professional review, second edition of Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins’ Dental Drug Reference with Clinical Implications, 2008.

Cutting the Learning Curve to Magnification: Product information for Orascoptic magnification loupes. (with Stramoski). Brochure, A Clear & Bright Future Begins Here. Faculty expert: Contributing statements confirming the benefits of magnification and illumination for the student dental hygienist in an educational setting, 2007.

Book Review: Faculty professional review, first edition of Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins’ Dental Drug Reference with Clinical Implications, 2007.

Consultant to Professional Learning Services: Co-development of a national CE publication for dental professionals. Omnii Oral Pharmaceuticals, Prevention, Patient-by-Patient. 2006

Honors & Awards

University of Bridgeport Service Award: 20 years of service, 3/2012
Nominated by Fones Faculty for the 2008 ADHA Educator of the Year Award, 1/2008
Nominated by Fones Dean for the 2009 ADHA Educator of the Year Award, 11/2008