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Dental Hygiene

Anne Gwozdek, RDH, BA, MA

AG photoClinical Assistant Professor
Director, Dental Hygiene Graduate Program
Director, Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program

Division of Dental Hygiene
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University Ave Room 3066
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
Recent Publications


A clinician since my graduation from the University of Michigan’s (UM) Dental Hygiene Program in 1973, I have taken the term “life-long learning” literally. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Public Relations in 1992 from Madonna University and have served as editor of the Bulletin of the Michigan Dental Hygienists’ Association (MDHA) and contributor to other professional publications. I began my transition to education in 2001 as a clinical instructor at UM and completed a Master’s degree in Educational Media & Technology from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. I have served in leadership positions within the American Dental Education Association and American Dental Hygienists’ Association. My research interests involve education with a focus on learning technologies and program evaluation.

Recent Publications

Gwozdek AE, Springfield EC, Kerschbaum WE. ePortfolio: developing a catalyst for critical self-assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes. J Allied Health. 2013;42(1):e11-17.

Springfield EC, Gwozdek AE, Peet MR, Kerschbaum WE. Using multiple methods to assess learning outcomes in an online degree-granting program. J Dent Educ. 2012; 76(4):414-426.

Brydges S, Gwozdek A. Assessment of the University of Michigan’s Dental Hygiene partnership with the Huron Valley Boys & Girls Club: a study of students’ and staffs’ perceptions & service-learning outcomes. J Dent Hyg. 2011; 85(4):316-325. 

Stanley J, Kinney J, Gwozdek A. Assessment of the skills and education necessary for a baccalaureate prepared dental hygienist to pursue an entry-level role in clinical research. J Dent Hyg. 2011;85(2):114-121.  PubMed PMID: 21619739.

Gwozdek A, Springfield E, Peet M, Kerschbaum W. Using online program development to foster curricular change and innovation. J Dent Educ. 2011;75(3):339-350.  PubMed PMID: 21368258.

Gwozdek AE, Klausner CP, Kerschbaum WE. Online directed journaling in dental hygiene clinical education. J Dent Hyg. 2009 Winter;83(1):12-7. PubMed PMID: 19370811.

Gwozdek AE, Klausner CP, Kerschbaum WE. The utilization of Computer Mediated Communication for case study collaboration. J Dent Hyg. 2008 Winter;82(1):8. Epub 2008 Jan 1. PubMed PMID: 18269809.