Dr. Leila Liberman
Leila H. Liberman, RDH, MDE, EdD is a clinical instructor in Periodontics for the pre-doctoral dental students. Dr. Liberman graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at University of Maryland School of Dentistry in May 1988. In December 2014, she earned her Master’s in Distance Education and e-Learning from UMUC. In January 2018, Leila earned her Doctorate in Education from Northcentral University with a concentration in e-Learning. In May 1988, Leila received an award from the American Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped. She was recognized for developing a brochure for patients suffering with Parkinson’s disease, related to maintaining better brushing. Dr. Liberman was President of the Greater Baltimore Dental Hygienists’ Association in 1994-1995, 1999-2003 and 2005-2006. She has held an advisory role mentoring new board members of the local component. Leila has held many roles within the state association. Most notable, she was the chair of the Bertha Morgan Scholarship for several years. Dr. Liberman received the Symbol of Excellence award from the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association in October 2005.
Leila is very active in community and global outreach programs. She was the originator of Sealant Saturday, a program designed to place sealants on children of low-income families at no charge since 2006. This program has been operating from the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus and the West Cecil Health Center, formally the Perryville campus, in conjunction with the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association. Leila has been involved in Special Olympics Special Smiles since its origination in 1995. Dr. Liberman was a trained P.A.N.D.A. representative for four years. In addition, Leila conducts global outreach is in the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica visiting teaching in schools and churches.