Ms. Lisa Bress, RDH, MS

Ms. Lisa Bress

Ms. Lisa Bress, RDH, MS, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Recruitment and Academic Advising, received her bachelor's degree in 1983 and master's degree in 1994 from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After years of clinical practice, she joined the Dental Hygiene faculty in 1995. Ms. Bress' role in the dental hygiene program includes coordinating the Community Service-Learning program, developing, and implementing grant-funded programs that increase access to dental care services for underserved populations, clinical teaching and directing didactic courses that integrate health literacy topics such as effective communication and cultural competency. She was honored by senior students in 2004 with an Excellence in Teaching Award and as Teacher of the Year in 1999, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Her research interests include oral health literacy and interprofessional education. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association, The American Dental Education Association, the American Public Health Association, Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

  • Teacher of the year: 1999, 2004, 2006 and 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Member, American Dental Hygienists' Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Member, American Dental Education Association
  • Member, Maryland Dental Action Coalition
  • Member, Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Society
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

DHYG 329: Oral Health Literacy and Communication

DHYG 412: Innovative Dental Hygiene Practice

DHYG 425: Dynamics of Health Care

DHYG 413: Community Service Learning I

DHYG 423: Community Service Learning II

DHYG 612: Communicative Health Literacy and Advocacy