Catrice Opichka RDH MS

Catrice Bio

Catrice has been active in the field of dentistry for 28 years, practicing as a registered dental hygienist for the last 22 years. She is the owner of Pure Education and through her lectures, she tackles challenging topics such as the effects of addiction in dentistry, the risks associated with the Human Papilloma Virus, and caring for oncology patients in the dental practice. Catrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in addiction, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership. 


Catrice is a member of the American Dental Education Association, American Dental Hygienists Association, National Speakers Association, Seattle Study Club Education Advisory Board, and is an examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Services. She has also been published in RDH magazine and Dentistry IQ, and spent several years teaching clinical dental hygiene in Seattle, WA.


Catrice continues to work “in the trenches” of dental hygiene practice and volunteers at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic, working with dental patients in their drug and alcohol recovery program. Catrice’s programs address challenging topics with honesty, compassion, and humor. 


What People Are Saying About Catrice…


“What a fun, interactive, informative lecture. Catrice is spunky, funny, and is always keeping us involved. Thank you for making CE fun!”    

Alexis Latham ~ Rocky Mountain Dental Hygiene Study Club

Program Attendee, “Sex, Drugs & Alcohol – The 21stCentury Dental Hygiene Therapist” 


“A thoroughly entertaining, interesting, informative, and edgy day!  Loved, Loved, Loved Catrice’s “Treating the Cancer Patient” program!

Karen Scutter ~ Adelaide Seattle Study Club Program Attendee, “Treating the Cancer Patient: Improving the Journey Through Patient Care”


“This was by far the most engaging and interactive session at the ADHA.  Catrice was enthusiastic and interesting, encouraged participation, and the content was cutting edge and simulating.  Bravo to Ms. Opichka!”

ADHA Attendee, “HPV and Oral Cancer – Saving Lives Through Early Detection and Improved Communication”

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