Ms. Tiffanie White recently began her appointment as clinical assistant professor in the Dental Assisting Program in the Department of Dental Ecology.
“It is an honor to be chosen as faculty at the UNC School of Dentistry,” said White. “I look forward to being part of a remarkable team that is an innovator in the community that strives to integrate all disciplines of dentistry.”
In her role as clinical assistant professor, White’s responsibilities will include teaching in the program’s core courses, including Radiology II and Infection Control. She will also oversee dental assisting students in the general dentistry student clinics and dental hygiene students in Preventive Recall clinics.
“Tiffanie was an outstanding fit for the program as full-time adjunct faculty so I am very pleased she was appointed as clinical assistant professor in the Dental Assisting Program,” said Professor Lynn Smith, director of the Dental Assisting Program. “As one of her previous faculty, it is fulfilling to observe her advance within the profession.”
White received all of her undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including her bachelor’s degree in biology, a certificate from the Dental Assisting Certificate Program and a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. After finishing her education, White worked as a dental hygienist from 2004-07 at Dr. Desiree Palmer’s private practice in Durham, N.C. From 2007-13, White served as a dental programs instructor at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, N.C. In 2013, she was awarded her master’s degree in adult community college education from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.
In 2014, White joined the school’s dental assisting program as a full-time adjunct faculty member. She has been a certified dental assistant since 2007 and has held her North Carolina dental hygiene license since 2000, allowing her to function in both allied dental education roles at UNC.