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Darlene Armstrong, MA, RDH
Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene
School of Dentistry
Service    Community Service
  • Participated in the following LLU or LLUSD events in full regalia: LLU Convocation in October; LLUSD Student dedication in Feb; LLU Baccalaureate and Commencement Services in May Participated in LLUSD - DH Pinning in May ( 7/2009 - 9/2011 )
  • RAM dental - LA Sports Areana, Los Angeles, CA - all day - dental services by dental hygiene students supervised by faculty - April 2010 ( 4/2010 )
  • Clinic with a Heart - patient assessment ( 2/2009 )
  • Clinic with a Heart - supervised dental hygiene students ( 2/2008 )
  • Children's Dental Health Screening - Screening at 3 preschools in Banning and Beaumont and supervised dental hygiene students. ( 2/2007 )
  • Clinic with a Heart - supervised dental hygiene students ( 1/2007 )
  • Service Activities - Cancer - celebration of life - helped with dental hygiene demonstrations. - 2 Sunday events Sugarless Shack - TCDHS - organized students from LLUSD, RCC and SJVC outreach demonstrating oral health care and distributing toothbrushes, pamphlets and tooth paste. San Bernardino Valley College - dental hygiene - oral health table Walmart - screening and car wash event 2 Sundays Compassion Clinic - 3 Sundays Community Health Chair for TriCounty Dental Hygienist's Society (monthly board meetings plus more) ( 7/2005 - Present )
  • Extracurricular Student - Hosted students at home for National Board prep and review, state board preparation and vespers. ( 7/2005 - Present )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • Tri County Dental Hygienists'''' Society continuous since transfer from Shasta County membership ( 1/2002 - 12/2012 )
    Office Holder - Other
  • Arthritis Foundation ( 12/2005 - 8/2012 )
    Regular Member
  • American Dental Hygienists'''' Association continuous since dental hygiene education 1969-1971 ( 6/1971 - 0/2012 )
    Regular Member
  • ADEA - annual membership - Attended March SOTL Fest sessions in San Diego, CA ( 1/2011 - 12/2011 )
  • Special Care Dentistry Association - primary interest - American Society for Geriatric Dentistry ( 10/2008 - 12/2010 )
  • Dental Hygienists Against Heart Disease ( 8/2004 - 8/2010 )
    Regular Member
  • Pi Lambda Theta ( 11/2004 - 8/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • National Association of Seventh-day Adventist Dentists ( 9/2004 - 8/2009 )
    Affiliate
  • American Dental Education Association ( 1/2004 - 8/2009 )
    Regular Member
  • California Dental Hygiene Education Association ( 1/2004 - 8/2009 )
    Regular Member
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee - Member of DH Curriculum Committee as course director most years - as elected member some years ( 9/2004 - 9/2011 )
  • AxiUm Core Implementation Team ( 1/2007 - 6/2011 )
  • Portfolio Advisory Committee - LLU - SAHP ( 9/2006 - 12/2010 )
  • Faculty Development Committee - LLUSD ( 10/2008 - 9/2010 )
  • Spiritual Life & Wholeness Committee LLUSD ( 10/2007 - 9/2010 )
  • Nominating Committee - LLUSD ( 10/2007 - 9/2010 )
  • Focus Group - Mid-level Provider - Meetings and research from January 2009 - September 2009 ( 1/2009 - 9/2009 )
  • Digital Conversion Study Group - Worked on conversion to digital grading, charting, radiographs and more. ( 1/2004 - 1/2005 )
  Committee Membership (non-LLU)
  • Curriculum Advisory Committee - Concorde Career College, Dental Hygiene Program, San Bernardino, CA ( 9/2008 - 12/2012 )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • Dental hygiene faculty meetings - 2-5 meetings per quarter - more during accreditation process ( 4/2008 - 9/2011 )
  • ADEA membership Jan 2010 - Dec 2010 ( 1/2010 - 12/2010 )
  • Focus Group - Task Force on Med/Dent Educational Collaboration (Coordination) Invited by chair Les Arnett to be part of focus group - March 31, 2009. Task force is continuing to meet regularly. Worked on sub-committee to assist Stephanie Bolton, MD in adding dental pathology to pathopsychology course materials. ( 3/2009 - 12/2009 )
  Presentations -- Lay Audience
  • Oral Health Care for Caregivers - Lecture on oral health, identifying health & disease and relationship of oral disease to physical health, specifically diabetes, cardiovascular disease, reproductive outcomes and more. Redlands Community Hospital- Weisser Educational Pavilion, conference rooms C & D Lynne Roy, RN MSN APRN,BC CCM Health Ministry Program Coordinator ( 3/2006 )