Associate Director of Clinical Education, Dental Hygiene, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, Word Associate
Laura 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.
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
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
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 and 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