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Deborah L. Cartee, RDH, MS
Dental Hygiene


Ms. Cartee, RDH, MS  serves as Dental School Assistant Professor and Junior Clinic Coordinator. She was an honor graduate of the Community College of Baltimore, where she received a Certificate in Dental Assisting and an undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB); and, Master of Science degree in Management (Healthcare Administration Track) from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Ms. Cartee has worked extensively in private dental practices for 25 years in a clinical capacity, first as a Certified Dental Assistant, and then as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She became an adjunct faculty member at Baltimore City Community College in 1992; and then joined the full-time faculty as an Instructor in 2004. Her instruction included: Head & Neck Anatomy, General Pathology, Oral Radiology Lab, Dental Materials Lab, Pre-clinic Instrumentation, as well as 1st & 2nd year clinics. In 2008, she began teaching at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in the Division of Dental Hygiene.


  • Teacher of the Year, University of Maryland, Dental Hygiene Class of 2011
  • Junior Clinic Coordinator
  • Participated in the International Dental Mission for the 20th Anniversary Operation Smile Vietnam, 2009 Volunteer
  • Participated in Mission of Mercy Projects:  2011 Western MD & 2012 Southern MD
  • Faculty Advisor, Student American Dental Hygienists' Association, UMSOD
  • Co-chair, UMB Outreach Council
  • UMSOD Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee
  • UMSOD Dental Hygiene Progression Committee
  • Delegate, American Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Delegate, Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Past President, Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Legislative Chair, Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Past President Western Shore Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • Member, Sigma Phi Alpha
  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa
  • Member: American Dental Education Association (ADEA) 
  • Course Director: Nitrous Oxide for the RDH 


Junior and Senior Dental Hygiene Clinic

DHYG 311: Prevention and Control I

DHYG 321: Prevention and Control II

DHYG 312H: Oral Histology and Embryology

DHYG 324: Methods and Materials in Dentistry

DHYG 316: Oral Radiology I

DHYG 425: Issues in Healthcare Delivery

·DHYG 416: Introduction to Oral Health Research