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February/March 2003

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3M ESPE Announces 2003 Dental Hygiene Board

Top row, from left to right: Kelly Kennedy, RDH; Karen Kaiser, RDH; Amy Nieves, RDH; and Karen Robinson, RDH. Bottom row, from left to right: Jane Townsend, RDH, BS; Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH; Kendra Haynes, RDH, BS; Kim Nimmons, RDH; Yvette Walker, RDH; and Debra Mills, RDH.


St Paul , Minn , has composed a group of ten dental hygienists from across the United States to serve as its Dental Hygiene Advisory Panel for 2003. The panel works with 3M ESPE on product research, idea generation, and discussion of dental hygiene practice trends. The panel was instituted in 2001 and it meets annually.

The new additions are Kimberly Nimmons, RDH, Smyrna , Ga ; Karen Robinson, RDH, Denver ; Jane Townsend, RDH, BS, Hilton Head, SC; and Debra Mills, RDH, Melville , NY . The alumnae are Amy Nieves, RDH, Henderson, Nev; Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, BSDH, Sun Prairie, Wis; Kendra Haynes, RDH, BS, Omaha, Neb; Kelly Kennedy, RDH, Los Angeles; Yvette Walker, RDH, Rockford, Ill; and Karen Kaiser, RDH, Waterloo, Ill.

Susan Isaac, RDH, Med

Philips Oral Healthcare Features International Hygienist Board

Philips Oral Healthcare, Snoqualmie, Wash, introduces its dental hygiene advisory board, which features two international participants.

Susan Isaac, RDH, MEd, has more than 23 years of clinical experience in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada, and has written many curricula like The Oral Manifestations of Eating Disorders, which is used in the United States, England, France, and Canada.
Tracey Lennemann, RDH, BA, practices dental hygiene in Munich and heads Altra International GBR, a company that offers continuing education courses for dental offices that combines comprehensive periodontal care measures with practice management applications.

The US-based members of the dental hygiene board are Leslie Andrews, RDH, MBA, Norwalk, Conn; Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS, Fallston, Md; Patty Byrd, RDH, BS, Crestwood, Ky; Lisa Copeland, RDH, Mercer Island, Wash; Donna Gropp, RDH, BS, MA, Malcomb Township, Mich; Janis Keating, RDH, MA, Littleton, Colo; Gail B. Stoops, RDH, Cornville, Ariz.

Tracey Lennemann, RDH, BA

New Product manager for Kodak

Eastman Kodak Co, Rochester, NY, has appointed Karen Ruckman product line manager for dental anesthetics under its dental business, which develops, manufactures, and markets imaging capture and output solutions for dental practitioners. Ruckman joined the company in 1987 and most recently served as the worldwide marketing manager for photographer software and online services for Kodak Professional. The dental anesthetics are marketed under the Cook-Waite brand name.