Dental Hygiene Professor Key Contributor to Recently Published Leading Textbook
February 23, 2012
The faculty at Mount Ida College are not only dedicated to teaching, but also actively work in their respective fields as scholars, consultants and writers outside of the classroom. In the past year, Robin Matloff, Associate Professor Dental Hygiene, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and Juris Doctor (JD), was invited by well-known textbook author Jill Nield-Gehrig to contribute to her Seventh Edition of Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation. This highly regarded textbook is considered by instructors as a significant guide in the education of dental hygiene students, including our own professors in the Dental Hygiene Program. Professor Matloff’s contribution to the Seventh Edition included chapters on informed consent and ethics.
“We extend our congratulations to Professor Matloff for her contribution to this market-leading text,” said Dr. Ellen Beaulieu, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The work our professors do in their respective fields outside of the classroom enriches the quality of instruction and learning inside the classroom every day.”
Robin Matloff stated, “I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute to this Nield-Gehrig textbook as it is one we use in our own program. For our students, it’s important for them to see their professors involved in scholarly work like this because it communicates to them that the Dental Hygiene Program at Mount Ida College is a quality program and institution, led by experts active in shaping the profession of dental hygiene.”
The Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation provides faculty and students with a guide to learning periodontal instrumentation. The chapters take a highly visual, step-by-step approach to basic and advanced dental hygiene. In this edition, new technologies and regulations in the field are explored. Additionally, the textbook features detailed information on the application of concepts ranging from patient positioning to root concavities. The textbook is available at the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Press and other major book retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About Prof. Robin Matloff
Professor Robin Matloff is a tenured Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene for the School of Business at Mount Ida College; she began her career here in 1999. She teaches a variety of dental hygiene courses, including Clinical Dental Hygiene, Medical Emergencies, Pain Management, Dental Ethics and Practice Management and Dental Hygiene Theory, along with Instrumentation and Instrument Sharpening courses. She served as the Program Director for the Dental Hygiene Program at Mount Ida College from 2003 to 2007. In addition, Professor Matloff is very active in the Mount Ida community, leading campus wide presentations for students, faculty and staff.
Professor Matloff holds a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Rhode Island. She received her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law. In March 2011, the Dental Health Educators’ Newsletter featured an article on Professor Matloff called “In the Spotlight”, recognizing her accomplishments in dental hygiene. In addition to contributing to Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation and Advanced Root Instrumentation, she has been a reviewer for two other texts: Medical Emergencies: Essentials for the Dental Professional and Ethics, Jurisprudence and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene. She has also presented at the Dental Hygiene Methods of Education Camps and lectured at the Yankee Dental Congress and the Massachusetts Dental Society.