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Fones School of Dental Hygiene National Board Review Course

2021 Date to be announced soon!


The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport will sponsor its Annual Dental Hygiene National Board Review.

The full course will provide participants with a comprehensive review of dental hygiene subjects. The faculty for these sessions is educators of outstanding reputation and expertise.

Participants have the option to attend all 3 days or a portion of the 3 days. All participants will receive a comprehensive information packet. Those attending full-day sessions will receive a light lunch and afternoon beverages and snacks.

The purpose of this review course is to assist students in preparing for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and provide registered dental hygienists a comprehensive refresher.

Connecticut Continuing Education Requirements.  Attend Friday evening for CE credit in the topics of Infection Control and Cultural Competency.

Continuing education verification is provided for participants who fully attend courses.


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For additional information, please call (203) 576-4138 or email the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Administrative Secretary, Annette Febres at Please put “Board Review Course Question” in the subject line.

*Cancellation and Refund Policy

The University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene reserves the right to alter dates, times, faculty, location and content and sequence of presentation for unanticipated faculty, student or college situations. In order to receive a refund, requests are to be made to Eileen Herlihy-Santiago at within 10 days of the course. A $25 processing fee is applied for all cancelations.

Board Review Presenters


Stergios BibisStergios Bibis, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology for the University of Bridgeport. For the Biology department, he teaches Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, as well as Cell and Molecular Biology. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Bibis is the principal investigator of his research team, who are involved in the identification of novel drugs and drug targets in the human pathogen Leishmania. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Biology from Saint John’s University and his B.S. from the University of Bridgeport.

​​Suzanne BurgeeSuzanne K. Burgee, RDH.,BS. received her BS degree in Dental Hygiene from the University Of Maryland Baltimore School Of Dentistry. She completed her undergraduate education at Baltimore City Community College, earning admission into Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society. Additionally, Suzanne is a former Emergency Medical Technician, rescue technician, and volunteer firefighter, with additional training in course instruction.

For fourteen years Suzanne provided chairside dental services as a licensed dental assistant, developing a focus on patients with special needs, fixed restorative procedures, and surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia. During this time she served not only as a health care provider but as a practice manager for 10 years, responsible for human resources, front and back office staff training and OSHA compliance.

As faculty of the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Dentistry, Suzanne provides clinical instruction and is the Periodontics course director for the dental hygiene division of the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics. In addition, she serves on the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee, the Student Progression Committee and Faculty Advisor to the Class of 2020.

Suzanne practices dental hygiene in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society in 2017, Suzanne is currently completing a Master’s degree in Dental Hygiene through Old Dominion University. In addition, she provides private practice management consulting services and continuing education instruction for healthcare providers treating patients on the autism spectrum and providing care to patients in long term care facilities.

As a member of ADHA (American Dental Hygiene Association), and the current Legislative Chair of the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association, Suzanne is passionate about moving the dental hygiene profession forward to enable qualified clinicians to practice to the full extent of their education, and create access to care for underserved populations.

DebbieDeborah Cartee, RDH, MS. Associate Professor Cartee is Junior Clinical Coordinator, Division Chief, and Admissions Director of the Dental Hygiene Division at the School of Dentistry (SOD). She earned her MS in management (Health Care Administration Track) at the UMD, BS degree in DH at SOD, and AA degree in DH at Baltimore City CC. She has extensive clinical experience, and has been teaching full-time for the last 17 years, serving as course coordinator for numerous didactic courses including: Prevention & Control of Oral Disease I & II, Fundamentals of General Pathology, Oral Radiology, Dental Materials, Oral Histology & Embryology, Head and Neck Anatomy, Ethics, Introduction to Oral Health Research, and Dental Pain Management. Ms. Cartee was awarded Teacher of Year by the junior dental hygiene class in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. She teaches continuing education courses for SOD.

Professor Cartee is a past president and legislative chair of the MD Dental Hygienists’ Association and was an active advocate leading to the passage of legislation allowing the DH to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in MD. Awarded in 2012, with the MDHA Symbol of Excellence Award, and appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to serve on the MD Commission for Women. She was recently appointed CDCA examiner. Her career goal has been mentoring and empowering women to be independent future leaders.

KerriKerri H. Friel, RDH, BSDH, MA is a Professor in the Dental Health Department at the Community College of Rhode Island where she is also the Director of the Dental Assisting Program. She is a University of Rhode Island Alumna having received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and Master’s Degree in Adult Education. She has been a licensed dental hygienist for more than two decades, a Certified Dental Assistant since 2002, and a Certified Orthodontic Assistant since 2000. Prior to her faculty appointment in 2000, she worked in Rhode Island practices specializing in general dentistry and orthodontics. She is an active member of the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments as a Dental Hygiene Examiner and Data Systems Manager. Kerri has been teaching Dental and Oral Radiology for the past 19 years.

Laura GrecoLaura Greco, RDH, MSEd, has been a faculty member at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene since 1991 and serves as Associate Director of Clinical Education. In addition to teaching Local Anesthesia, she mentors BS/MS degree students. Past positions include clinical coordinator, clinical outreach education and dental radiology. Professor Greco’s University activities include membership on various committees and professional membership in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Recent professional presentations include clinical teaching strategies and faculty team calibration topics at CE engagements, specializing in teaching and learning styles, patient care management, advanced clinical concepts, professional responsibility and ethics. Ms. Greco has published clinical feature articles on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Thyroid Cancer in the ADHA publication Access. Prof. Greco developed and coordinates the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia course designed for both the RDH 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 NY and CT.

JoAnne LamoureuxJoAnne Lamoureux, RDH, MA is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA where she served as a full-time faculty for 38 years. She has taught courses in Pharmacology, Local Anesthesia, Head and Neck Anatomy, Medically Compromised Patients and all levels of Clinical Dental Hygiene. JoAnne has presented numerous continuing education courses for dental professionals and participated as a presenter in the Fones Dental Hygiene Board review for many years. She received her AS and BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Rhode Island and her MA in Psychological Counseling from Framingham State University.

Meg LoadholtMeg Loadholt, RDH, BSDH, MA has been a Dental Hygiene and Dental Educator for more than 40 years. She began her career in academia in the fall of 1990 at the Community College of Rhode Island where she taught Dental Hygiene 1 and coordinated the Preclinical portion of that course, and Dental Hygiene 4 and was the Clinical Coordinator for Clinic 4. Meg also served as the Infection Control and OSHA officer. In her position as the Clinical Coordinator for Dental Hygiene 4, she was also the NERB (now CDCA) coordinator. In 1994 Meg was voted by the graduating class as the “Best Instructor”. In 1999 Meg left CCRI to accept a newly created position at the Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine teaching in the Pre-Doctoral Periodontology department. During her 15 years at BU Dental, she also became the Director of the Externship program. In 2010 Meg was the recipient of the Crest/Oral B/Proctor & Gamble Award for “Excellence in Clinical Teaching”. In 2015, Meg was offered the position of Program Director for the Dental Hygiene program at Springfield Technical Community College and currently teaches Oral Pathology and Dental Hygiene 4, as well as clinical instruction. She was recently named a Consultant Dental Hygiene Examiner for the CDCA and coordinates this exam for her students at STCC. Prior to, and during her years as an educator, Meg also has an extensive resume’ of private practices that she has been affiliated with.

Meg earned her Associate in Applied Science degree at Hudson Valley Community College, her Baccalaureate in Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University and her Masters in Adult Education at the University of Rhode Island.

Marion ManskiMarion C. Manski, RDH, MS, is an associate professor and the Director of the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Prior to her appointment at UB, Ms. Manski was the director of dental hygiene/associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. She has been a dental hygienist for more than 35 years and was recognized as the 2016 “Mover and Shaker” in Decisions in Dentistry’s sister publication Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s annual “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know.” Manski was honored in 2017 by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association with the Irene Newman Award.

Susan MiklosSusan M. Miklos, EFDA, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene; currently teaching Dental Materials and with interns at Southwest Community Health Center and in the Fones Clinic. Professor Miklos’s career began over 35 years ago with restorative experiences, earning an associate degree and passing the Maryland General Duties exam for practice as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in Philadelphia. She earned an Associates Degree in DH from Middlesex County College, New Jersey, followed by BSDH and MSDH degrees from Fones School. Recognition Professor Miklos has received include “Unleashing Your Potential”, (ADHA), Colgate Public Health Award, Irene Newman Award (Fones) and Mabel C. McCarthy Award (CDHA).

Jody Bishop-PullanJody Bishop-Pullan, RDH, BS, MPH, is currently the Dental Case Manager for the Stamford Department of Health and serves as Acting Health Director in the absence of the Director of Health. She is responsible for the administration of the oral health program, while providing case management and direct service for school children in need of dental services. She teaches in the online MSDH program at the University of Bridgeport. Previously she was Adjunct Faculty at the University of New Haven and Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She is a current active member of her professional associations. Jody received her Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport. She completed her Master’s in Public Health at Southern CT State University.

Tomira RozarTomira Rozar, RDH, DHSc, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. She has been in private practice since 2001, and an educator since 2005. Dr. Rozar currently teaches Oral Hygiene I (Pre-clinical course), Oral Hygiene II, and General and Oral Pathology. She has authored Continuing Education for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Sandra StramoskiSandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH is an Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, where she teaches Pharmacology, Radiology and Research Methods. She was educated at the University of Bridgeport, where she received her degrees in dental hygiene and education. Professor Stramoski was a clinical dental hygienist for more than 20 years, practicing in several states across the country, and has been an educator for 14 years. She has published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and Dimensions in Dental Hygiene, and has presented nationally and internationally. She is a past President of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association.


Event Location

University of Bridgeport

Charles A.Dana Hall, Room 107

169 University Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604




Traveling SOUTH on I-95 (towards NY): Take Exit 27. End of the exit ramp, go left. Take left at next stop light under the I-95 overpass (DO NOT get back to I-95N ramp). At next light, go right onto Broad Street. Continue on Broad St. and take right onto Linden Ave. Proceed straight through stop sign, Charles A. Dana Hall (large black glass building) is on the right. Parking is just past building on right as well as on-street parking that is available.

Traveling NORTH on I-95 (from NY): Take Exit 27. Off the exit, go straight to 3rd traffic light. Bear right of the I-95N entrance ramp. Continue to the next light. Go right onto Broad Street. Continue on Broad Street and take right onto Linden Ave. Proceed straight through stop sign, Charles A. Dana Hall (large black glass building) is on the right. Parking is just past building on right as well as on-street parking that is available.

Traveling on Merritt Parkway (Rt. 15): Northbound or Southbound, take Exit 47 – Park Ave. Make a left off ramp following signs to the University of Bridgeport. Continue on Park Ave. for

approximately 6 miles. Make a left onto Linden Ave, proceed straight through stop sign, Charles A. Dana Hall (large black glass building) is on the right. Parking is just past building on right as well as on-street parking that is available.


Hotel Accommodations

The Bridgeport Holiday Inn, a convenient 5 minutes from campus, is offering a conference rate of $112 per night plus 15% tax. Please call 203-334-1234 directly for reservations using block code SDH,  Or, click this link: HIBPT 

Available until January 20th, 2020

Please inquire about parking and transportation to UB when booking


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