Division of Dental Hygiene
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
1101 N. University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
I did both my undergraduate and graduate education at U-M. My career in academics began as a part-time clinical instructor and has evolved to being the director of dental hygiene. Over the years I have taught many courses, including Research Methods, Prevention, Gerotonlogical Dental Hygiene, and Preclinic. I currently teach Oral Anatomy, Head and Neck Anatomy, Nutrition, Pain Control, and clinic. One day a week I provide dental hygiene care to patients in our faculty practice which keeps me grounded. During my career I have been active in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the American Association of Dental Education (ADEA). I served on the ADHA curriculum task force for the Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner. My research interests focus on education and oral care for older adults.
Examining the impact of innovative programs on student learning and satisfaction; the effect of continuing education on dental hygiene practice.
Gwozdek AE, Springfield EC, Kerschbaum WE. ePortfolio: developing a catalyst for critical self-assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes. J Allied Health. 2013 Spring;42(1):e11-7. PubMed PMID: 23471288.
Springfield E, Gwozdek AE, Peet M, Kerschbaum WE. Using multiple methods to assess learning and outcomes in an online degree-granting dental hygiene program. J Dent Educ. 2012 Apr;76(4):414-26. PubMed PMID: 22473553.
Gwozdek AE, Springfield EC, Peet MR, Kerschbaum WE. Using online program development to foster curricular change and innovation. J Dent Educ. 2011 Mar;75(3):339-50. 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.
Dehaitem MJ, Ridley K, Kerschbaum WE, Inglehart MR. Dental hygiene education about patients with special needs: a survey of U.S. programs. J Dent Educ. 2008 Sep;72(9):1010-9. PubMed PMID: 18768443.
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.
DeBate RD, Plichta SB, Tedesco LA, Kerschbaum WE. Integration of oral health care and mental health services: Dental hygienists' readiness and capacity for secondary prevention of eating disorders. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2006 Jan;33(1):113-25. PubMed PMID: 16636912.
DeBate RD, Tedesco LA, Kerschbaum WE. Knowledge of oral and physical manifestations of anorexia and bulimia nervosa among dentists and dental hygienists. J Dent Educ. 2005 Mar;69(3):346-54. PubMed PMID: 15749945.
Wojtowicz PA, Brooks SL, Hasson H, Kerschbaum WE, Eklund SA. Radiographic detection of approximal caries: a comparison between senior dental students and senior dental hygiene students. J Dent Hyg. 2003 Fall;77(4):246-51. PubMed PMID: 15022524.
Ferrillo PJ Jr, Chance KB, Garcia RI, Kerschbaum WE, Koelbl JJ, Molinari JA, Niessen LC, Wilson S, Hutchinson RA, Crawford LH, Valachovic RW, Haden NK. Report of the ADEA president's task force on the Surgeon General's report on oral health. American Dental Education Association. J Dent Educ. 2000.