Dental Hygiene, Students

Barron Is Named ADHA Committee’s Only Student Rep

Lisa Barron, who is pursuing her master of science degree in dental hygiene education at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently appointed the student representative to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) Committee on National Boards.

The five-member committee is made up of the ADHA commissioner to the American Dental Association Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE), one student member and three dental hygienists who are active ADHA members. The ADHA president appoints the committee members.

Among the committee’s responsibilities are reviewing dental hygiene examination specifications, monitoring the quality of the examinations, selecting dental hygiene test constructors and recommending rules for conducting examinations.

Along with her ADHA committee membership, Barron also will be a member of the JCNDE Committee on Dental Hygiene.

Barron’s previous dental hygiene leadership experience includes 13 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, where she helped develop training programs for dental technicians and assessment tools for measuring professional competency. She is currently a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

While attending St. Petersburg College – where she received her associate and bachelor of applied science in dental hygiene degrees – Barron was elected president of the Florida Student ADHA. She went on to receive the organization’s leadership award and was selected to serve as alternate student delegate for District IV.

Currently, she is a part-time dental hygiene educator at Central Carolina Community College and is conducting research on issues related to oral health literacy.