Karen Sue Williams

Karen Sue Williams


Associate Professor, First Year Clinic Coordinator, Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Health Sciences Center – Office 417
(203) 576-4066

Karen Sue Williams is a graduate from the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene. She had many years of private practice experience in a variety of settings before joining the faculty at Fones. As an Associate Professor, she currently serves as the First Year Clinic Course Director and has taught several other didactic courses to both Associate and Baccalaureate students. Her teaching experience includes Clinical Practice I and II, Nutritional Biochemistry, Instructional Strategies for Health Professionals, and Dental Radiology.

Karen Sue Williams has presented at many professional conferences including the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Session, Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association Annual Nutmeg Conference, American Dental Educators Association Annual Session, the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene National Board Examination Review Course, Fones School’s annual Clinical Educator’s Workshop and many other local component meetings. Karen is certified in Level II Dental Laser Standard Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and currently, along with Jennifer Boyce, DMD, teaches both didactic and clinical laser use to first and second year students. 


M.S., Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, 2003
B.S., Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, 1999
A.S., Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport,1991


Courses Taught:
DHYG 204 Nutritional Biochemistry
DHYG 129 Clinical Practice I
DHYG 130 Clinical Practice II
DHYG 100 Intro to Dental Hygiene


2013 “Video Assisted Psychomotor Skill Development in Dental Hygiene Education” submission to Journal of Dental Hygiene pending- abstract published December 2013

2011 Dental Professional Consultant for Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions; 2nd edition; published 2011

2010 Co-authored Journal Article Thyroid Cancer: The Role of the Dental Hygienist in Recognizing, Informing and Referring. Access, November 2010.

2009 Editor of the Bridgeport Dental Hygienists’ Association Newsletter

2009 Authored Journal Article Autism and Dental Hygiene Implications. Access, February 2009.

2008 Research paper proposal submitted to IRB- Is there a correlation between a shortened Psoas and TMJ disorder?

2007 Professional review of textbook Lippincott Williams & Wilkins’ Dental Drug Reference with Clinical Implications

2005 Omni Pharmaceuticals- collaborative work in enhancing and developing 3 power point presentations (periodontal disease, caries process, dentinal hypersensitivity) for licensed dental hygienist continuing education courses.