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Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH is a University of Southern California graduate, Past President and Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and Past President of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. In June of 2018 Tricia will celebrate 40 years as a dental hygienist to share her clinical and educational experiences with her audiences. Her lengthy background in clinical practice along with education has offered her the opportunity to share real-life clinical experiences in her courses for over 25 years. She has been extremely involved in leadership in her profession for her entire career as an enthusiastic lifelong CDHA and ADHA member and a dedicated advocate for advancing the profession. She was appointed to the Dental Board of California in 2002 for a four-year term. Tricia is the 2015 recipient of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Alfred C. Fones Award for her dedication to leadership. Also recognized for her many efforts and contributions to the Dental Hygiene profession, Tricia has received several awards including the CDHA’s President’s Recognition Award, the ADHA Bausch and Lomb Distinctions in Dental Hygiene Award and the ADHA Distinguished Service Award. Tricia has authored numerous articles on topics such as: Empowering Dental Hygienists, Magnification, Xerostomia, Digital Radiography, Ergonomics, The use of Safety Syringes, Handpiece Selection Criteria, Intra Oral Cameras, Amalgam Separators and Local Anesthetic Reversal Agents as well as a chapter in the book, Demystifying Smiles, on fluoride utilization. An author, clinician, educator, consultant, international presenter, mentor and business owner her passion for dental hygiene radiates in her presentations!

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Tricia Osuna
Tricia Osuna
Tricia Osuna