Institutional Closing

alert icon BCTC campus and offices will be closed starting on December 16, 2017. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with normal operating hours. Have a wonderful holiday and a great new year!

Faculty

Janella Spencer, R.D.H., MSEd.

Professor in Dental Hygiene, is the Coordinator of the Dental Hygiene Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Prior to coming to Janella SpencerBCTC, Ms. Spencer spent 10 years in private practice in various locations around Central Kentucky. Ms. Spencer's interests include special needs patients, breast cancer, smoking cessation, mentoring, practice management, and community dental health. Her interest in special needs patients led her to complete a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, University of Kentucky. Ms. Spencer was named the "Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year" in 1992 by the Blue Grass District Dental Hygienists' Association and received the "NISOD Excellence Award" for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning in 1994. She is listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers". She served as the Faculty Rep on the BCTC Board of Trustees and is a site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. She also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board -College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky where she was named one of the outstanding alumni in 2006. You can email her at: janella.spencer@kctcs.edu

Mary W. Jones, R.D.H., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene. Mrs. Jones is a 1998 graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at Lexington Community College. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Education at Eastern Kentucky University in July 2008 and a Master of Public Health degree in May 2013. In the fall, Mary Jonesshe teaches Dental Hygiene III and Oral Biology 1. In the spring semester, Mrs. Jones teaches Dental Radiology and Dental Hygiene IV. She is the rotation coordinator for the 2nd year dental hygiene students. Prior to teaching at BCTC, Mrs. Jones worked for 10 years in private practice doing clinical dental hygiene. She has worked in various Appalachian areas, such as Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. She enjoys doing fill-in work during the summer and volunteers regularly at Mission Lexington Dental Clinic. She was the 2013-14 President of the Bluegrass District Dental Hygienists' Association. She is the 2016-17 V President Elect of the Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association. You can email her at: maryw.jones@kctcs.edu.

Crystal Hacker, R.D.H., B.S.D.H.

Is an Instructor and the program s First Year Coordinator. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a Master s degree in Adult Education form WKU. She coordinates the First Year Students in Pre-Clinic and their first clinical experience in treating patients. Mrs. Hacker enjoys teaching volunteering, clinical Dental Hygiene I and II, along with Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist I and II, and Clinical Radiology. She also serves as assistant advisor for the Student American Dental Hygienists Association. Mrs. Hacker s dental experience includes: private practice and Orthodontic assisting. Mrs. Hacker has served as Bluegrass District Dental Hygienists Association President, 2nd Vice President and member at large. You can email her at: crystal.hacker@kctcs.edu

Other Faculty

  • Kim Breeding, RDH
  • Dr. Barb Emler, MS
  • Fairreia Gripe, RDH, MPH
  • Dr. Jane Jordan
  • Ginger Johnson, RDH, BHS
  • Ami McDonald, RDH
  • Andee McGuire, RDH, BS
  • Susan Neuman, RDH, BHS
  • Kelly Rizer, RDH
  • Julie Rulon, RDH
  • Sunshine Belcher, RDH, BS
  • Dr. Bill Snyder