Department Chair & Assistant ProfessorDental Hygiene
M.S., Dental Public Health, Boston University School of Dentistry
B.S., Post-Secondary Education, University of Northern Colorado
A.S., Dental Hygiene, Lakeland College – Dental Hygiene
Professor Stultz has more than 35 years of continual private practice experience and also worked as a research dental hygienist in the world’s largest private dental research institute. She has held and currently holds state-wide and national roles that provide leadership and role modeling experience she shares with peers and faculty.
“Our profession is growing and changing. The career paths now include many roles; educator, researcher, corporate administrators, public health, advocate, entrepreneur and more. I encourage my students to make an annual professional goal and to build their resume to achieve that goal.”
Stultz emphasizes the importance of remaining current through continuing education, involvement in the professional community, being members of professional associations and networking with other professionals.
She works for the joy of it. “Professionally, the young women and men who enter as pre dental hygiene students or first year dental hygiene students are not the same young women and men who graduate. To see that growth, encourage and mentor that growth is incredibly rewarding. Their success is the most rewarding and joyful.”
Professor Stultz’s career highlights include, appointment by the Governor of Massachusetts as a Dental Hygiene Member of the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID), appointment by the American Dental Association (ADA) as National Board Test Construction Member, serving as National Clinical Examiner for Dental Hygiene Clinical Boards and her roles as President of the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association and Legislative Chair for Massachusetts Dental Hygienist’s Association.
She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and CPR Health Provider and holds membership in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Massachusetts Dental Hygienist’s Association, the New England Oral Health Rural Roundtable, MCOH Mass. Coalition Oral Health and American Association of Dental Boards. She is published in peer reviewed journals.
Professor Stultz teaches Dental Hygiene Theory II and IV and bachelor degree courses in the education track.