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Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS, Associate Professor and Director Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport. She earned her certificate and associate's degree in 1983 from The Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1988. Professor Manski also graduated from the University of Maryland Graduate School (UMB) with a master of science degree in 2004. She is an Associate Professor and serves as the Director of the program. As such, she is involved in administration, curriculum academic advising, overseeing the program’s strategic plan and goals. Prior to Professor Manski coming to Fones, she was Associate Professor and Director, and Director of Admissions at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program. Professor Manski participated in research and service as part of her academic duties. She has participated as PI of the Maryland Oral Health Plan, Co-Investigator Sealant Demonstration Project, Maryland State Based Oral Disease Prevention Program and has participated in multi-center clinical studies. She was the Dental Hygiene Coordinator of the 2015-16 Maryland Oral Health Survey and served as a Faculty Champion on the UMSOM's Jacques Initiative Preparing the Future Task Group; an inter professional initiative to educate students on normalizing testing of HIV.
She was honored by her students with an Excellence in teaching award in 2005. She was also honored by her students as the Teacher of the Year in 2008. She was honored by her peers with the Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association Symbol of Excellence Award in 2013. She was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in 2015 and served until 2018 on the Maryland Commission for Women. Ms. Manski serves on the editorial review board of The Journal of Dental Education, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Perspectives of the Midlevel Practioner. She served as the Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association as Trustee of Southeastern Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association and Chair of the Legislative Committee. She represented Connecticut and Maryland as Delegate to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). She served as Minutes Chair for ADHA in 2018 and 2019. She also served on the American Dental Hygienists' Association CODA Standards Task Force 2016-17. Ms. Manski assists in the teaching of local anesthesia here at UB to students and is the Course Director of the Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists Continuing Education course for licensed hygienists. Professor Manski coordinated the local anesthesia program at UMSOD. She was instrumental in the passing of legislation for local anesthesia and served on the ad hoc committee of the Maryland State Board of Examiners in the creation of the rules and regulations. She has educated over 1000 hygienists regarding local anesthesia. Ms. Manski was honored nationally by her peers in 2016 as a “Mover and Shaker” in Dimensions of Dental Hygiene's Annual Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know. The American Dental Hygienists' Association honored Ms. Manski nationally in 2017 with the ADHA Irene Newman Award.
RDH; Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene/Northeastern University
AS: Northeastern University
BS: University of Maryland School of Dentistry
MS: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Graduate School
DHYG 227; Clinical Practice III
DHYG 228, Clinical Practice IV
DHYG 100: Introduction to Dental Hygiene
DHYG 233: Oral and General Histo-Pathology
DHYG 513: Seminar in Contemporary Dental Hygiene Issues
Manski, M.C.Strategies for the Prevention of Dental Caries. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 2019: 17(3): 45-47.
Manski, M.C., Tinanoff, N. Pathways for the Management of Early Childhood Caries. Decisions in Dentistry, 2018: 4(10) 31-34.
Manski, M.C., St. George, D, Syme, S. Abstracts from the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Enhancing the Public Health Education of Dental Hygienists through an Interprofessional BSDH/MPH Degree Program. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2018 Aug; 92(4) 68.
Cartee, D.L., Manski, M, Advocacy: Efforts for Expanded Scope of Practice; A Maryland Perspective, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, Perspectives on the Mid-Level Provider, October, 2017.
Manski, M.C., Cartee, D.L. Tips for administering the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, 2015: 13(11) 60-63.
Cartee, D.L., Maker, S., Dalonges, D., Manski M.C.“Sjogren’s Syndrome: Oral Manifestations and Treatment, A Dental Perspective” Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2015 Dec; 89(6):365-71.
Macek, M.D., Manski, M.C., Schneiderman, M.T., Nauta-Meakin, S.J., Haynes, D., Wells, W., Bauer-Leffler, S., Cotton, P.A., Parker, R.M., “Knowledge of Periodontal Health Issues Among Low-Income Baltimore Adults: A Pilot Study” Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2011:85(1) 49-56.
Manski, M.C., Parker, M.E., “Early Childhood Caries: Knowledge and Practice Behaviors of Maryland Dental Hygienists” Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2010:84(4)190-194.
Manski R.J., Chen, H., Chenette, R.R., Manski, M.C.and Coller, S., State Dental Sealant Demonstration Project. Family Health Administration, Maryland
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; Baltimore, Maryland 2010. DHMH Publication (Co-Investigator)
http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/docs1/MT_final_document_080 220 10.pdf
Holt, K., Maryland Oral Health Plan Committee; Holt K, ed. 2011. Maryland Oral Health Plan: 2011-2015. Columbia, MD: Maryland Dental Action Coalition. (Served as PI) http://www.mdac.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/MOHP-Dental-Action-r4.pdf
Manski, M.C., Tinanoff, N. “Update and Recommendations Concerning Early Childhood Caries” Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. May, 2010; 8(5):28-34.
Manski, M.C.,Parker, M.E., “Early Childhood Caries; A Dental Hygienist’s Perspective”, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. July 2006;4(7):18-21.
Goodman, H., Manski, M.C., Williams, J.N., Moeller, J.F. and Manski, R.J., “An Analysis Of Preventive Dental Visits By Provider Type, 1996”, Journal of the American Dental Association, (2005),136:221-228.
Manski, M.C,Early Childhood Caries: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Behaviors of Maryland Dental Hygienists (Thesis). Baltimore, Maryland: University of Maryland Baltimore, (2004). Required for graduation from the UMB Graduate School Dental Hygiene Program.