Antonia Ambrosino joined the Dental Hygiene Department as a full-time instructor in 2006 and currently serves as a clinical part-time Instructor. She is a 1973 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Dental Assisting/Oral Hygiene Program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in teaching and administration from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health Professions in 1974. Ms. Ambrosino has considerable experience as a dental hygienist in general and periodontal practice settings. She also served as a school dental hygienist for the Pittsburgh Board of Education achieving a masters equivalency and a Pennsylvania Educational Specialist II Certificate. She has served as a Public Health Dental Hygienist and was awarded the Commanders Award for Civilian Service at Fort Bragg, NC. Ms. Ambrosino maintains a Pennsylvania Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner (PHDHP) certificate. In 2009, she was selected to participate in the Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, Train-the-Trainer course and maintains a Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Local Anesthesia Permit.
Ms. Ambrosino, an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association and Western Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, has held leadership positions at the local level. Ms. Ambrosino is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and held charter memberships in the Pennsylvania and North Carolina Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies. She has served as a member of the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Committee and the Infection Control Committee, the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee and Promotions Committee. She is a member of the Dental Hygiene Outcomes Committee, and the 1st and 2nd year Dental Hygiene Program Clinical Evaluation Committees.