Kristen Thomas joined the School of Dental Health Science as a full-time faculty member in August 2012. Kristen completed her entry-level dental hygiene education at Pacific University graduating with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. Her areas of expertise and interest include dental restorative procedures and international opportunities for dental hygienists.
Kristen worked as a part-time clinical instructor with the School of Dental Health Science for two years prior to moving into this full-time clinical faculty position. Kristen has two years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist working with a managed care organization. Kristen is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.
BS in dental hygiene, Pacific University, 2010
AS in general studies, Portland Community College, 2013