Roxanne Dsouza, RDH, MS

Assistant Professor


MS, Dental Hygiene Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
BS, Dental Hygiene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016


Roxanne Mariola Dsouza is an assistant professor of dental hygiene. She from India, was born in Dubai, UAE, and moved to the United States in the early 2000s.

Professor Dsouza has experience in clinical research, interprofessional education research, and educational methodology research. She has presented her research nationally and has published several peer-reviewed articles and abstracts in scientific journals. Additionally, she has experience with grant writing and clinical dental hygiene practice.

In November 2019, Professor Dsouza began her appointment as an assistant professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. In her role at the Adams School of Dentistry, she provides didactic and clinical instruction to undergraduate dental hygiene students, graduate dental hygiene education students, and predoctoral dental students. She has active roles in committee service, research, including mentoring students in research projects, and is the second-year dental hygiene clinical director.

Research Summary

The focus of my research agenda includes:

Interprofessional education
Educational Methodology

Availability to Mentor

Undergraduate students, graduate students