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Harold A. Henson, PhD, RDH

Title: Associate Professor
         Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Office: SOD-6244
Phone: 713-486-4395
Department/Administrative Area: Education Research & Professional Development, Periodontics & Dental Hygiene
PhD | Texas A&M University
MEd | The University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine
RDH | The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
BS | The University of Houston

Dr. Henson currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene and Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He has held numerous positions at the national, state, and local dental hygiene levels. He was president of the following organizations: The Supreme (National) Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, The National Dental Hygiene Honor Society; Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Society; Texas Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association; and The University of Texas Houston Dental Hygienists’ Alumni Association. Professor Henson served as Chair of the American Dental Education Association Section for Dental Hygiene Education and currently serves as an advisory board member of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research and Practice.

In addition, he has served on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Councils of Education and Member Services and is active in the following editorials boards: ADHA’s ACCESS Magazine, the Journal of Dental Hygiene and Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Professor Henson has authored and co-authored articles in various peer-reviewed journals and has been a chapter contributor to several dental hygiene textbooks.

He holds numerous teaching awards and distinctions in the profession. In 2008, he was inducted as an inaugural member of The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston’s Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Scholars. He was awarded the 2009 American Dental Hygienists’ Association Procter and Gamble/Oral- B Educator of the Year and is a Fellow of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Allied Dental Leadership Development Program. His research interests are in dental hygiene education, clinical simulation, and faculty development.