DHS Instructors & Faculty

Heather Mapp

R.D.H., M.Ed., President Dental Hygiene Seminars

Heather has been a licensed Dental Hygienist, Program Director and educator since 1974. She founded Dental Hygiene Seminars in 1991.

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Dr. Pete Kole

Ph.D., Vice President Dental Hygiene Seminars

Dr. Kole is a co-founder and vice president of Dental Hygiene Seminars and received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University, where he served as the Director of Instructor Training Institute for 20 years.

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Mary Cooper

R.D.H., M.S.Ed

Mrs. Cooper is the Associate Dean for the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University in Fort Wayne where she has been an instructor in the Dental Hygiene Program since 1980.

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Dr. Wayne Kerr

D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

Dr. Kerr is a 1979 graduate of the Emory University School of Dentistry. He practiced clinical dentistry in Conyers, Ga. For 38 years.

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Dr. David P. Smith

B.S., M.S,. D.D.S.

Dr. Smith is the Dental Hygiene Program Director at Baker College, Port Huron, Michigan.

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Laura Jansen Howerton

R.D.H., M.S.

She was named as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2015. Ms. Howerton is the co-author of two dental hygiene text books.

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Dr. Ken R. Tilashalski

DMD, D-ABOMP, FICD, FACD

Dr. Tilashalski is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Dr. T has taught dental, hygiene, and assisting students for 23 years.

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Dr. Richard A. Weems

D.M.D., MS, D-ABFO

Dr. Weems is an Adjunct Associate Professor and Course Director of Radiology at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry.

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Carole A. Stanley

RDH, MS

Carole Stanley is a clinical coordinator and instructor of Dental Hygiene at SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York. Ms. Stanley has been a dental hygiene educator for 33 years.

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Mallory Edmondson

MSDH, L.D.H.

Mallory Edmondson currently serves as the Dental Hygiene Program Director in the Division of Dental Education at Indiana University.

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Lia Osentoski

RDH, M.S.

Ms. Osentoski has been an instructor in the dental hygiene program at Baker College in Michigan since 2007.

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