Ms. Kelly Wagner serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Pitt Dental Medicine Dental Hygiene Program. She is the course director for Public Health Dentistry, a co-course director for the Peer Tutoring courses offered to second-year dental hygiene students, and course director for two online courses that are part of the dental hygiene bachelor’s degree completion program, Health Management Seminar and Health Management Practicum. Additionally, Ms. Wagner serves as the Director of Quality Assessment and Improvement. In this important role, she ensures that our patients receive the right treatment, in the right location, at the right time.
Ms. Wagner graduated in 2007 from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In 2013, she earned a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Maryland – Baltimore, with a concentration in education. Ms. Wagner has over ten years of experience in private practice dentistry, and she also was an adjunct faculty member in the dental hygiene program at Northern Virginia Community College from 2014 – 2018.
Her research interests include outcomes and markers for student success, effects of various delivery systems integrating dental hygiene and public health, and systemic diseases and oral inflammatory markers. Ms. Wagner is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), and the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association (PDHA).