Dr. Katherine A. Woods, MPH, PhD, CRDH

Advisory Board Member Dr. Katherine Woods

Dr. Woods is a full-time faculty member of the AS Dental Hygiene Program at St. Petersburg College and an adjunct in the online Health Services Administration Program. She received her dental hygiene education at the Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY. Dr. Woods has a Masters of Public Health Education, University of South Florida and a PhD in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from Barry University.

Professional memberships include the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, including state and local affiliates; the American Dental Education Association; the Florida Association of Community Colleges, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, the American Public Health Association, and the Florida Allied Dental Educators Association. She is also a Clinical Director for Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes – Special Smiles.

In addition to a full-time teaching schedule, Dr. Woods enjoys giving back to the profession by providing continuing education courses in the areas of:

“Prevention of Medical Errors”
“Dental Roles in Decreasing Tobacco Use”
“HIV/AIDS for the Health Care Professional”
“Ethics & Jurisprudence for Health Care Providers ”

Dr. Woods teaching philosophy embraces education that is meaningful and relevant in order for students to be successful. Outside the classroom her interests include cooking, kayaking, traveling and spending time with family which includes their triplet grandchildren.

I thought the [OSHA 301] course was extremely straight forward and comprehensive covering all the required compliance issues. You did a great job keeping all the information very organized and pertinent to everyday dental practice. This is a course that you can immediately utilize the next day in your dental practice as a model to make your office fully compliant.

Michael Szarek DMD, MS