Chair of Dental Assisting
Dental Assisting Program
Chair of Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene Program
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene and Assisting
Dental Assisting Program
Kimberly Parsons is a doctorally prepared educator who holds licensure/certification in the fields of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. Dr. Parsons has clinical practice experience in both dental hygiene and dental assisting, in addition to years of experience as an educator. She enjoys mentoring students and facilitating their growth as new professionals. Dr. Parsons serves as the Chair of the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs in addition to her teaching responsibilities.
Education and Certifications
EdD Grand Canyon University
MEd Northern Arizona University
BSDH University of Southern Indiana
AS University of Southern Indiana
State of Indiana - Local Anesthesia Permit and Dental Hygiene License
State of Kentucky - Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Certificate and Dental Hygiene License
State of Arizona - Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Permit and Dental Hygiene License
State of Michigan - Dental Hygiene License
Dental Assisting National Board - Certified Dental Assistant
University of Southern Indiana - Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate
Western Regional Board - Local Anesthesia Certificate and Dental Hygiene Certificate
Southern Regional Board - Dental Hygiene Certificate
National Dental Hygiene Board - Dental Hygiene Certificate
DTAS 156 Human Systems I
DTAS 158 Practice Management and Ethics
DTAS 166 Human Systems II
DTAS 175 Preventive Dentistry
DTAS 291 Expanded Functions Dental Assisting
DTHY 303 Oral Radiology Laboratory
DTHY 314 Oral Anatomy
DTHY 315 Oral Embryology and Histology
DTHY 316 Preventive Oral Health I
DTHY 318 Preventive Oral Health II
DTHY 422 Clinical Applications of Periodontology
DTHY 423 Pain Management Laboratory
DTHY 342 Dental Hygiene Clinic I
DTHY 442 Dental Hygiene Clinic III
DTHY 452 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV
DTHY 457 Professional and Current Issues in Oral Health Care
HP 115 Medical Terminology
Research (Current Projects)
Parsons, K. M. (2016). Can the dental hygiene admission interview predict success on national dental hygiene board examinations? Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 5(1).
Parsons, K. M. & Bartek, J. K. (2016). Early caries intervention: A collaborative approach. Dental Economics, 106(7), 73-78.
Parsons, K. M. (2016). The management of oral lichen planus. Dental Economics, 106(6), 91-95.
Parsons, K. M. (2015). Dental hygiene program admission criteria: Do they result in student success after graduation? Protest Digital Dissertations.
Parsons, K. M. & Schnieder, A. J. (2014). Clinical considerations for treating the dental patient with ALS. RDH, 34(7), 81-84.
Parsons, K. M. (2014). What are they thinking? Dental assisting students' feelings about e-books. Tech Trends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 58(2). 78-86.
Parsons, K. M. & Holt, E. R. (2012). Share your future with an e-portfolio. Access, May/June, 19-21.
American Dental Education Association
American Dental Hygienists' Association
American Dental Assistants' Association
Text and Academic Authors Association
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society