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Gretchen Rauch CianciolaClinical Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Office Location: Health Science Center – Office 425
Telephone: (203) 576-4823
Email: gciancio@bridgeport.edu

ME.d., Instructional Design and Technology, Post University, 2013
B.S., Dental Hygiene, University Bridgeport, 1990

Gretchen Rauch Cianciola RDH, MEd is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Gretchen began her career as a clinical educator at Fones as Adjunct Clinical Faculty in 2010 where she assisted in the clinical education of both first and second year students until she earned her Masters of Education in 2013. Gretchen is responsible for supervising patient care management of second year students at the Fones Clinic and Yale New Haven Hospital’s Adult and Pediatric Dental Center located in Hamden, Connecticut. Her lecture experience consists of Dental Materials which includes three lab sections and Advanced Clinical Concepts in Dental Hygiene. She is also Adjunct Faculty for the University of Bridgeport’s IDEAL program where she teaches Advanced Clinical Concepts in Dental Hygiene in Fones’ BSDH distance learning program.

Gretchen has presented at professional conferences and is actively involved with the Connecticut Dental Hygienist’s Association where she serves as director of ConnHYPAC. She is involved in the University of Bridgeport’s College Personnel Committee, is acting Student Advisor for the American Dental Hygienist’s Association – Fones Chapter, and actively volunteers for program promotional events and community outreach activities. Her areas of interest include political action for the realization of the dental hygiene mid-level provider in Connecticut, improving access of care for the underserved, and supporting online education teaching methodologies.

Dental Materials (2013-14 & 2014-15)
Advanced Clinical Concepts (2013-14 & 2014-15)
Advanced Clinical Concepts-DL (2013-14 & 2014-15)
Dental Public Health, Prevention of Dental Disease, Dental Hygiene Midlevel Provider Education, Community Outreach, ConnHYPAC
Student Adviser for the American Dental Hygienists Association – Fones Chapter 8/2013-Present
Director – ConnHYPAC for the Connecticut Dental Hygienists Association elected at 2013 CDHA Nutmeg Conference 11/2013
Mentor, Student Internship BSDH students 2014
Mentor, Student Teaching Internship MSDH students 2014