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Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, DHSc

Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, DHSc
Joy D. Void-Holmes, RDH, DHSc, has been in the dental field for over 27 years, twenty of those as a highly engaged and well-known RDH in the Washington Metropolitan area. As a native Washingtonian, Joy graduated from Howard University in 1997 as President of her class. As a lifelong-learner, Joy went on to received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland, Dental School, a Masters of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in Forensic Investigative Science, and a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University with a focus on education in health care. Joy is currently full-time faculty at Fortis College in Landover, MD, where she teaches preclinical instrumentation, nutrition, and biochemistry, community health, and manages senior clinics. Joy also serves as a consultant examiner for the CDCA, SRTA, and CITA examination boards. Joy’s current passion is dental hygiene instrumentation. Joy currently lives in Maryland with her husband and four children. In her spare time, Joy loves spending time with her family and supporting her children in their various extracurricular activities. She also volunteers at the local boys and girls club where she has held various executive board positions and team administrative roles for the past ten years.

The Importance of Faculty Calibration in Preclinical Dental Hygiene Education

Abstract Students enrolled in dental hygiene programs are required to take a preclinical dental hygiene course prior to delivering dental hygiene therapy to patients. In preclinical dental hygiene, students are introduced to various concepts, with the primary focus being dental hygiene instrumentation. Dental hygiene instrumentation is a fine motor skill that is a requisite for students, yet very challenging and...