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D. Darlene Cheek, MPH, RDH
Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene
School of Dentistry
Service    Community Service
  • National Hygiene Month  – Sugarless Shack, (giving oral health education, tobacco cessation education, nutrition education to the community-children, adults, and teens) on Market Night on State Street in Redlands, California (Organize and supervise Dental Hygiene Students and any attending DH Faculty from LLUSD, SJVC, RCC  (Every year from 5:30-9:00pm) ( 10/2005 - 10/2013 )
  • Loma Linda University Church Orchestra - Have played consistently in the Loma Linda University Church Orchestra as a second violinist for more than 25 years. ( 7/1977 - 12/2011 )
  • San Bernardino County Oral Health Advisory Board ( 1/2008 - 12/2010 )
    Meet Quarterly at the San Bernardino County Public Health Department, discuss projects, funding, needs, how to improve access to dental care.
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • ADHA (American Dental Hygienists Association ( 10/1971 - 10/2015 )
  • TCDHS-Tri County Dental Hygienists'''' Socienty ( 10/1971 - 10/2015 )
  • CDHA- California Dental Hygienists Association ( 9/1971 - 10/2015 )
  • On the TCDHS Board as Trustee to the CDHA (Attend 4 Professional Association Board Meetings per year as well as coordinate 8-9 TCDHS Delegates transportation/lodging/food/Caucus Meetings to the annual (HOD) House of Delegates ( 6/2009 - 6/2014 )
  • CDHA-HOD (California Dental Hygiene Association-House of Delegates, delegate sent from TCDHS ( 5/2006 - 5/2014 )
  • American Dental Public Health Association ( 10/2006 - 1/2014 )
    Regular Member
  • Member of SRNT (Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco) for the last two years (2007 and 2008); attended the International Conference in 2008 in Portland, Oregon; attending workshops and CE courses for three days.This year our LLUSD Tobacco Steering Committee has submitted a research abstract for the Poster presentation of the 2009 SRNT meeting in Ireland. ( 1/2007 - 1/2012 )
  • CDHA Editorial Board Member Journal of the California Dental Hygiene Association ( 9/2007 - 1/2009 )
  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • Service Learning Committee ( 9/2006 - 9/2014 )
  • Admissions Committee, LLUSD ( 10/2006 - 9/2008 )
  Accreditation Support -- LLU
  • Oral Health America ( 8/2009 - 8/2012 )