Katy Battani, RDH, MS '02

Photograph of Katy Battani, UMSOD Board of DirectorsKaty Battani is a very accomplished practitioner and public servant for oral health. Katy graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry (UMB) with both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in dental hygiene. Her graduate research focused on student learning styles and achievement in the online learning setting. Katy spent nine years as faculty in the UMB Dental Hygiene Division and was Director of the Dental Hygiene Master's Program during her last four years. In addition to teaching both dental and dental hygiene students in the clinical setting, 2 she has taught several hybrid online undergraduate and graduate level didactic courses and mentored students with their graduate research projects.

Katy is currently the Health Education Coordinator for the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC). She also serves as Chair of the MOHLA-Medical/Dental Collaboration Work Group, Vice Chair of the Maryland Oral Health Association, and member of MDAC/MOHLA’s Literacy Work Group. In addition, she works closely with Harford County’s Health Department coordinating its Dental Screening and Fluoride Varnish Program for Harford County Public Schools and the Health Department’s Women, Infant, and Children’s (WIC) Program. She has given numerous oral health presentations to various groups including program staff of WIC, Family Planning, Infants and Toddlers, and the Department of Social Services. Katy founded the Harford/Cecil County Dental Hygienists’ Association in 2004 and maintains active involvement with its board and members.