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Rhonda Cline, RDH, MT

Rhonda Cline, RDH, MT
Rhonda Cline, RDH, MT, practices dental hygiene having come with a well-rounded medical background. She served for 20 years as a Laboratory Scientist in several disciplines including reference laboratory, hospital labs, oncology offices as well as family medicine offices. Some of her specialties were Toxicology, Radioimmunoassay, Blood Banking, Special Chemistry, and Immunology.

Since retiring from that field, Rhonda returned to school and obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Georgia Perimeter College (now Georgia State College) in Atlanta. She graduated summa cum laude, was named to the 2001-2002 National Dean’s List, the 2002 Georgia Perimeter College’s Biology student of the year and the 2003 Hinman Scholar. She is very active in her alumni association having volunteered six years on the board. She is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha, Beta Beta Nu Chapter of the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society, as well as a member of Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Sigma Eta Chapter.

Rhonda has been married for over 30 years, has two children and two grandchildren. She spends her free time adopting retired racing greyhounds and supporting her charities. Rhonda also played viola for DeKalb Symphony Orchestra for many years in Atlanta.

What in the World is Oxidative Stress and How Does it Relate to Dentistry?

Have you ever noticed that everywhere you shop, everything seems labeled with that word “antioxidant” or “now contains antioxidants?” I was at the makeup counter, and even the moisturizer said, "now with antioxidants." After a shopping trip one day, I wondered what I was missing. What is so important about antioxidants that manufacturers are taking up label space to announce...