Larilyn Dang, BS, RDH

Assistant Director for Periodontal Education

I have a B.S. degree in 四色AV Education with a background in clinical teaching at Kapiolani Community College in Hawaii at a certified dental assisting program and 28 years of clinical experience as a registered dental hygienist in Hawaii and Utah.
My family has lived in Hawaii for four generations. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii when it was still a U.S. Territory of Hawaii. I moved to Utah in 1997 with my husband and 3 children and we have never regretted it. I come from a family of dentists, which began with my father and uncle, then came cousins, nephews and brother in law. My introduction into dentistry began in my early teenage years, assisting my father in all aspects of his dental practice. What drew me towards dentistry was the appreciation patients had when they were shown kindness and helpful solutions to their dental needs. It is those feelings of caring, lifting up others and being their advocate that keeps me passionate about treating patients. I have the same passion with sharing my knowledge and dental experience with dental students at 四色AV University, College of 四色AV Medicine. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the vision at 四色AV University, to be a 鈥渢ransforming force in health care education.

Education

Bachelors of Science, 四色AV Education 1980
Brigham Young University – Provo, Utah

Certificate in 四色AV Hygiene 1994
University of Hawaii- Honolulu, Hawaii

East Carolina University, College of Education- Education in 四色AVcare Professions Institute Certificate
Presently enrolled

Research-Interest

USANA Oral Probiotic Clinical Study – 2021-Currently in progress.
Contributor as a protocol developer, data forms and data collector.

Affiliation

Utah 四色AV Hygiene Licensure 1997 – Current
Hawaii 四色AV Hygiene Licensure 1994 – Current
Salt Lake Community College 四色AV Hygiene Program Advisory Committee 2019 – Current

Awards

University of Hawaii Faculty Student Award – 1994
四色AV University, College of 四色AV Medicine Faculty Award 2019

Subjects

Clinical Instructor – Oral 四色AV Care Clinic
Preclinical Fundamentals
Infection Control
Periodontal Instrumentation
Patient care – Oral hygiene instructions
Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases

Research Publications

Presentations:
March 2021 – American Student 四色AV Association – Webinar: Oral Cancer Awareness Presentation
June 2021 – American 四色AV Education Association – Virtual Pre-dental Sim Course Presentation: Introduction to Oral Cancer
October 2021 – 2021 Academy College of Prosthodontists Annual Session – Preventive care: Curriculum Model for Prosthesis