Effective Nov. 1, Roxanne Dsouza, RDH, MS, began an appointment as an assistant professor of dental hygiene.
“It is a privilege to join the UNC-Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry team,” said Dsouza. “I am looking forward to work in such a collaborative and student-centered environment. I hope to continue to contribute to the ongoing positive changes and innovations alongside such passionate and talented faculty and staff.”
As an assistant professor, she will tech didactic and clinical courses within the dental hygiene predoctoral curricula.
“Roxanne demonstrates the true spirit of our University and our school’s mission and values,” said Jennie Brame, RDH, MS, director of the graduate program in dental hygiene education. “She is innovative and collaborative, and aspires to increase interprofessional educational experiences for all students. She strives to be impactful and leads by passion and a desire to transform oral health education.”
Dsouza graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene and a Master of Science in dental hygiene education from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.
She has worked in private practice and has taught in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry dental hygiene program as an adjunct clinical instructor. She is passionate about mentoring and ensuring students achieve success.
She previously served as a research specialist at the Center for Aging and Health/Division of Geriatric Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine. Dsouza is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from North Carolina State University with a major in adult education and community college leadership.