It has been my great privilege to spend three-plus decades working with an amazing array of patients and professionals across a variety of settings, in a field I love just as much today, as the first day I stepped into a dental office. I was wonderfully fortunate to spend the first 25 years of my career working in a variety of roles within the dental office, managing an office and staff, and providing patient care.

The past 10 years I have been heavily involved in a number of ways in dental infection education, and have developed very particular and widely-recognized expertise and comfort in translating complex regulatory infection control policies into pragmatic office-based practices.

I am very comfortable in the warm and intimate setting of an “average” hustling and bustling dental office, and embrace and enjoy the energy and intellectual synergy created in an interactive, well-crafted and well-executed lecture, seminar, and/or webinar.


Invited National and International Presentations:

  • Arizona Dental Infection Prevention Collaborative Agenda, AZ
  • Chicago Midwinter Meeting
  • Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada)
  • Iowa Dental Board
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Jamaica Dental Association
  • Louisiana State University, LA
  • Manitoba Dental Association, MB, Canada
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Ontario Dental Association, CA
  • OSAP Annual Conference
  • OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp
  • Puerto Rico Dental Congress
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, NJ
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Utah Dental Association
  • Yankee Dental Congress

Regional Dental Meetings

  •  Arkansas Braces, Fayetteville, AK
  •  Columbus Georgia Dental Study Club, GA
  •  Edgewater Endodontic Associates, FL
  •  Fraser Valley Dental Society, BC, Canada
  •  Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society
  •  Macomb Dental Society
  •  Michigan Association of Commercial Dental Laboratories
  •  Michigan Dental Assistants Association
  •  Mississippi Women’s Dental Association
  •  Monongahela Valley Dental Society, WV
  •  Muskegon Study Club
  •  Pinnacle Study Club
  •  Richmond Dental Hygiene Study Club, VA
  •  Troy Perio Study Club
  •  University of Michigan Pre-Health Professions Club
  •  Washtenaw Community College, Dental Assisting Program, MI
  •  Washtenaw District Dental Association
  •  Washtenaw District Dental Assisting Association
  •  Wolverine District Dental Society
  •  Victoria District Dental Society, BC, CA
  •  York County Dental Society, PA

Corporate Dental Meetings

  • Peak Education and Training
  • Kerr, Women in Dentistry Expo
  • Benco Dental National Sales Meeting
  • Dental Health Products National Sales Meeting, WI
  • Schein Canada
  • Schein USA National Sales Meeting
  • Annual IQ Dental Forum, NJ

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago Dental Society
  • Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP)
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Washtenaw District Dental Association

Licensure and Certification

  • Michigan Board of Dentistry
  • Marie is also a CE provider through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Committee Appointments and Consultant Positions

  • Advisory Board: Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition
  • Peer reviewer: Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Advisory Board: Elite Dental (formerly Western Schools)
  • Educational Consultant: Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
  • Infection Control Consultant:  Dental General Dentistry Residency Program, Ann Arbor, MI VA Hospital

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