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Catrice Opichka’s energetic and captivating approach to dental programming blends her clinical experience and evidence-based research, with a spunky delivery. The result: an entertaining learning experience that provides relevant examples that can instantly be applied to our dental practice.
Catrice’s 32-year career in dentistry has given her a diverse background, with experience as a patient care coordinator, dental assistant, dental hygiene board examiner, dental educator, and 28 years practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist in private practice, periodontal practice, and a direct access mobile care.
Catrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in addiction, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership. She is a member of the American Dental Education Association, American Dental Hygienists Association, National Speakers Association, American Mobile and Teledentistry Alliance, 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’s love of dental education is only matched by her love of patient care. She continues to practice dental hygiene in her direct access mobile practice, Island View Dental Care. She cares for underserved populations, such as individuals in long-term care facilities like nursing homes and memory care, and individuals in emergency shelters including homeless camps and domestic violence shelters. Catrice’s programs address challenging topics with honesty, compassion, and humor.
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