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Vickie Parrish Foster, RDH, MEd

Vickie Parrish Foster

Vickie previously served as the Director of the Undergraduate Dental Hygiene program and as an associate professor in the Department of Dental Ecology at the UNC Adam’s School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill for 32 years. On January 1, 2015, she retired after 40 years in the dental hygiene profession. She received her AAS in dental hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, NC, her BS in dental auxiliary teacher education at UNC Chapel Hill in 1981 and a master’s degree in adult and higher education at UNC Chapel Hill in 1983. While at UNC her teaching responsibilities included clinical dental radiology, dental materials, clinical dental hygiene and community dental health. She has presented continuing education courses at the local, state, national and international levels for many years and co-authored a radiology textbook in 1993. Previously, she served on the editorial board for the Journal of Dental Hygiene. She also authored the website review column in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene for many years.

Updated: April 2021