Kristen Thomas, RDH, EPDH, MSEd

Assistant Professor
503 352-7245
Creighton Hall 283

Kristen Thomas is an alum of Pacific University’s Dental Hygiene program, graduating in 2010. She then worked as a clinical restorative dental hygienist for several years in a managed care organization before pursuing a career in education. She went on to further her education and graduated from Portland State University with a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy specializing in Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education. She is passionate about global diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education and patient care and is the co-advisor for the school’s chapter of the Hispanic Student Dental Association.


BS in dental hygiene, Pacific University, 2010

AS in general studies, Portland Community College, 2013