Contact Information

Contact Us

For all inquires about dental hygiene programs including the Entry-Level Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program (face-to-face), online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Completion in Dental Hygiene and online Master of Science in Dental Hygiene:

Kasey Clark
Program Specialist 2
E: kclark56@ewu.edu


Advising for Freshmen & Sophomores

Are you a freshman or sophomore? Contact the Center for Academic Advising and Retention (CAAR) at 509.359.2345 or email advising@ewu.edu.

EWU Advising


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Faculty & Staff on Spokane Campus

Teaching and supporting students in the BSDH entry-level and MSDH programs.
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Lisa Bilich, RDH, BSDH, MEd 

Professor, Department Chair
Dental Hygiene
Photo of Lisa Bilich, RDH, BSDH, MEd 
Health Science Building 270B
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Education, University of Idaho

Teaching at EWU since 2002.

Directs on campus BSDH, online MSDH graduate, online BSHS and online Degree Completion BSDH programs

Teaches Graduate: Research Project

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Heather Anderson

Lecturer
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2021.

Teaches Undergraduate: Pre Clinic, Disease Prevention Strategies,

 

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Cheri Barton, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Lecturer
Dental Hygiene
Photo of Cheri Barton, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
Health Science Building 270N
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Oregon Health Science University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2014.

Senior Lead

Teaches Undergraduate: Periodontology I&II, Radiology, Clinic III, and Clinic IV

Teaches Graduate: Research project and RIDE Introduction to Periodontology

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Art DiMarco, DMD

Professor/ RIDE Director
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building 280B
  • BS Chemistry, Dickinson College
  • DMD, Medical University of South Carolina

Teaching at EWU since 2000.

Teaches Undergraduate: Pain Management

Teaches Graduate: RIDE Director

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Sarah Jackson, RDH, BS, MSDH

Professor
Dental Hygiene
Photo of Sarah Jackson, RDH, BS, MSDH
Health Science Building 270R
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University

Teaching at EWU since 2005.

Student Chapter of American Dental Hygienist’s Association Advisor

Teaches Undergraduate Leadership and Professional Development, Clinical Education Strategies, Principles of Advocacy and Ethics,  Strategies in Risk and Practice Management, and Perioscopy

Teaches Graduate:  Clinical Teaching Strategies, Graduate Seminar in Healthcare Technology, Seminar on Administration, Management, and Organization

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Merri Jones RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Professor
Dental Hygiene
Photo of Merri Jones RDH, BSDH, MSDH
Health Science Building 290B
  • BS Dental Hygiene, University of Washington
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University

Teaching at EWU since 2013.

Community Coordinator

Teaches Undergraduate: Foundations of Physiology, Pathophysiology/Pharmacology, Special Populations,  Dental Public Health and Experiences in Dental Public Health

Teaches Graduate: Seminar on Concepts of Public Health and Health Promotion, Research Methodologies and Scholarly Writing, Components of Program Development

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Windy Rothmund, RDH, BS, MSDH

Assistant Professor
Dental Hygiene
Photo of Windy Rothmund, RDH, BS, MSDH
Health Science Building 185
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2016.

First Year Lead

Teaches Undergraduate: Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, General and Oral Pathology, Clinic I, Clinic II, and Research

Teaches Graduate: Seminar on Health Care Policies and Finance, Research Methodologies and Applied Statistics

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Lorie Speer RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Associate Professor
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building 270Q
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2008.

Teaches Undergraduate: Restorative Dentistry II & III, and Dental Anatomy

Teaches Graduate: Healthcare Leadership, Principles of Hygiene Course and Curriculum Design, Healthcare Education, Theories and Instructional Methods

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Ann O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Professor Emerita
Dental Hygiene
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Pronouns: she/her/hers

  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University

Teaching at EWU since 2009.

Retired

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Emilie Crawford

Operations Manager
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building 161
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Washington University
  • Masters of Public Administration, Graduate Certificate in Health Services Administration,  Eastern Washington University

Working at EWU since 2007.

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Kasey Clark

Program Specialist 2
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building 290D
  • BA History, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Adult Education and Leadership, Kansas State University

Working at EWU since 2017.

Michele Heidel, CDA

Patient Services Representative/ Dental Assistant
Dental Hygiene
Health Science Building 187

Working at EWU since 2006.

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Jennifer Hinkle, CDA

Clinic Supervisor
Dental Hygiene
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Health Science Building 181
  • BA in Organizational Management from Whitworth University

Working at EWU since 2016.

Infection Control Officer

Claudia McCoy

Patient Services Representative
Dental Hygiene
Health Science Building 160

Working at EWU since 2004.

Online Faculty

Teaching in the BSDH and BSHS online programs.
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Susan Franck, BSDH, MSDH

Adjunct Faculty
Dental Hygiene / Health Science
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  • BS Dental Hygiene, University of Washington
  • MS Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2012.

Teaches: Foundations of Clinical Education and Education/Health Promotion Practicum

 

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Deborah Johnson, RDH-EPP, MSDH

Adjunct Faculty
Dental Hygiene / Health Science
Photo of Deborah Johnson, RDH-EPP, MSDH
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University

Teaching at EWU since 2016.

Teaches: Principles of Research and Scientific Writing and Applied Statistics and Evidence-based Decision Making for the Health Sciences

 

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Valerie Phillips, BSDH, MSDH

Adjunct Faculty
Dental Hygiene / Health Science
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  • BS Dental Hygiene, Oregon Institute of Technology
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2012.

Teaches: Relationships, Ethics and Communication in Healthcare, Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene, and Oral Health Promotion

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Kimber Satter

Adjunct Faculty
Dental Hygiene
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  • BS in Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2015.

Teaches: Dental Hygiene Capstone

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Nicholas "Nick" Swope, MS, RPCV

Lecturer
Dental Hygiene
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Pronouns: he/him/his

  • BS
  • MPH

Teaching at EWU since 2019.

Teaches: Mythology, Folklore, and Health

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Lisa Westhoff, RDH, BSDH, MSDH

Adjunct Faculty
Dental Hygiene / Health Science
Photo of Lisa Westhoff, RDH, BSDH, MSDH
  • BS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University
  • MS Dental Hygiene, Eastern Washington University

Teaching at EWU since 2019.

Teaches: Career Strategies, Leadership and Professional Development, and Current Issues in the Health Arena