Collaborative Partners


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Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd

Marianne Dryer is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine. Marianne was the first year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year. She has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007. Marianne is also a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty. She has been a strong advocate for introducing ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums earlier and with more structured, foundational content.


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Anne M. Duffy, RDH

Anne M. Duffy, RDH is a passionate, dedicated member of the dental community, and she works diligently to empower others to strengthen themselves and their dental profession. Anne graduated from The Ohio State University in 1974 and has 45 years of experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Because she moved 10 times and took 6 state boards prior to settling in Charlotte, NC, she has worked in practices around the country over the years, building up relationships with professionals throughout the various facets of the industry, including office team members, hygienists, dentists, industry leaders, dental schools, and students. In 1995 she joined a direct sales company selling toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthrinse and worked to build the largest group of female leaders in the company. In 1998 Anne assisted with the launch of Dental Entrepreneur: Business Beyond the Classroom as the only sales associate, and in 2002 she purchased the publication. In 2016 she conceived Dental Entrepreneur Woman magazine and is committed to inspiring, highlighting, empowering and connecting all women in dentistry. Anne works tirelessly as editor and publisher of both Dental Entrepreneur and Dental Entrepreneur Woman magazines with the goal of attracting amazing people to dentistry and helping them to maximize their careers. She is building up the DeW community as a movement to continue to advance women in dentistry and the causes they advocate. Anne also continues to practice as a hygienist ½ day per week because she loves the operatory, it keeps her current, and that is where it all began.