Megan O'Connell, MSDH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene

Megan O'Connell

Contact Info

ding0117@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-5877

Office Address:
8-536 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene


MSDH, Dental Hygiene Education, University of Minnesota, 2018

BSDH, University of Minnesota, 2010

Summary

Ms. O’Connell received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 2010. Following graduation, Ms. O’Connell practiced clinical hygiene for 9 years in the Twin Cities. She completed her Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene (MSDH) Education degree from the University of Minnesota in 2018 and was offered a faculty position in the Division of Dental Hygiene shortly after in 2019. Ms. O’Connell continues to expand on her research in the use of telementoring to care for children with special healthcare needs in rural Minnesota and is a member of both the American Dental Education Association and American Dental Hygiene Association.

Awards & Recognition

  • School of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony Guest Speaker: 2017
  • Ione Jackson Scholarship Recipient: 2016, 2017
  • Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award: 2010
  • Minnesota Dental Hygienists’ Association Student Award: 2010
  • Sigma Phi Alpha, Eta Chapter of the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society: 2010
  • Proctor & Gamble Excellence in Dental Hygiene Leadership Award: 2009