Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA

Today's RDH Advisory Board Member

Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA is the Dental Administrative Chair at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa.  In this role, she serves the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Program Students, the faculty of the programs, and the staff of the Dental Clinic.  Prior to accepting this position in July of 2015, she practiced as a fulltime dental hygienist at Dental Associates of Manchester in Manchester, Iowa.   In addition to working at the College, she maintains an active career completing research, product development, and evaluation of products for several major dental companies.  She also enjoys speaking and writing research for professionals and facts for consumers in dentistry. She enjoys all facets of dental hygiene and dentistry, and pride herself on thinking outside the box when it comes to dental innovation and practice standards; especially when she can apply new ideas to clinical techniques that improve the current standard of care.  Emily designed and marketed the Boge513™ scaler, sold by American Eagle Instruments.  This instrument won the 2017 Dental Excellence Award: Best New Instrument/Device.  Emily also designed the Centennial Scaler, manufactured by Hu-Friedy Instruments. Emily graduated from Hawkeye Community College Dental Assisting (2000) and Dental Hygiene (2003) Programs prior to completing her Bachelor's in Psychology with a focus in Gerontology (2012) and a Master’s in Public Administration (2015) at Upper Iowa University, and values lifelong education.  She is a current doctoral student at Allen College in Waterloo, IA studying to receive her EdD in Healthcare Education. As a native rural Iowan, Emily is married to a fifth generation family farmer and machinist, and they live on their crop farm with their two sons.  Emily enjoys cooking and baking, target shooting, four wheeling, reading, and shopping.

“The concept of a 'real-time' magazine platform decreases the time that passes between editing and 'print'. As a writer, I realize that as soon as I write something, it is often outdated. The digital audience can receive publication faster, and respond quicker with their feedback.
The idea of a publication being produced by a hygienist for hygienists is also very appealing. Having a hygienist vet articles and have the input of other dental industry stakeholders creates a well-rounded base for information generation and dissemination.”
-- Emily Boge, CDA, RDH, MPA