Dental Hygiene Faculty & Staff

Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator
503-352-7242

Gail Aamodt is an Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator whose areas of expertise include learner-centered education, team development and education opportunities for dental hygiene educators.

Associate Professor
503-352-7246

Kathryn Bell is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.

Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education
503-352-7249

Amy Coplen worked as a clinical dental hygienists for six years, earned her master's degree, then developed online patient simulations for genetics education.

Instructor

Maria Deming BS, is an instructor in the College of Healthcare Professions (Spanish)

 

Assistant Professor
503-352-2680

Kathy Moore has more than 30 years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.

Instructor
503-352-7245

Wilber Ramirez-Rodriguez practiced as a dentist in his native country of Peru. He teaches at Pacific University and works with the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center providing programs for underserved patients.

Instructor & Clinical Operations Coordinator
503-352-2683

Alison Santoro, RDH, BSDH is a full-time clinical instructor who completed her entry-level dental hygiene education at Pacific University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Health. She also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, and a minor in Coaching from Pacific University prior to enrolling in Pacific’s Dental Hygiene Program, and played softball for Pacific during her undergraduate schooling. She has 4 years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist working in a private dental office, and is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.

Instructor
503-352-7245

Kristen Thomas has worked as a dental hygienist in a managed care organization and now is a full-time faculty member.