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

Mary JonesProgram Coordinator and Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene. Mrs. Jones is a 1998 graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at Lexington Community College. She has taught in the program since 2008, and joined full-time in 2010. 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. Prior to teaching at BCTC, Mrs. Jones worked full-time 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 Health Lexington Dental Clinic. She was the 2017-2019 President of the Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association and continues to be active in the association. You can email her at: maryw.jones@kctcs.edu.

Stephanie M. Riehn, R.D.H., Ed.D

photo of Stephanie RiehnIs an Instructor of Dental Hygiene, and the program's First Year Coordinator. Dr. Riehn is a 2004 graduate of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2004, Master of Education degree in December 2014, and Doctorate of Educational Leadership, with a focus in post-secondary education and autism education, in May 2018. Her research includes Autism and the dental patient. Dr. Riehn teaches Dental Hygiene I, Materials in Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene II. Prior to teaching, Dr. Riehn worked in private practice as an Oral Surgery Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Orthodontic Assistant, and 15 years of clinical dental hygiene. Prior to coming to BCTC, she taught for seven years in the program of dental hygiene at Western Kentucky University as a clinical instructor for first and second year dental hygiene students. She enjoys speaking about clinical modifications to promote successful dental care for patients with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. She served as Student Delegate for the Kentucky Dental Hygienists' Association in 2003, and Treasurer for the Southcentral Dental Hygienists' Association 2005-2007. You can email her at: stephanie.riehn@kctcs.edu.

Renee Nicholson, RDH, BSDH

photo of Renee NicholsonSecond Year Dental Hygiene Coordinator.  Mrs. Nicholson is a 1994 graduate of Lexington Community College Dental Hygiene Program, where she obtained her Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at East Tennessee State University in 2011.  Mrs. Nicholson teaches Oral Biology, Dental Radiology, Dental Hygiene III and Dental Hygiene IV.  Prior to teaching at BCTC, she has been a dental hygienist in private practice since 1994.  Also, she was a part time dental hygiene instructor with KCTCS from 2000-2007 at the Big Sandy and Somerset- Laurel County campuses.  You can email her at:  renee.nicholson@kctcs.edu.   

Other Faculty

  • Kim Breeding, RDH
  • Janice Christian BS, RDH
  • Dr. Lisa Daugherty
  • Fairreia Gipe, RDH, MPH
  • Ginger Johnson, RDH, BHS
  • Dr. Lionel Mayo
  • Ami McDonald, RDH
  • Sunshine McDonald, RDH, BS
  • Andee McGuire, RDH, BS
  • Susan Neuman, RDH, BHS
  • Julie Rulon, RDH