Rebecca P. Henderson, BSDH, MS

Interim MSDH Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor - Clinical

Dental Degree
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, 2001, Dental Hygiene

The Ohio State University, 2006, Allied Health Medicine


Rebecca Henderson began a full-time faculty appointment in 2016, but originally joined The College of Dentistry faculty part-time in 2006 as an assistant professor. In addition to her time as an educator, from 2001-2016 she practiced clinical dental hygiene and facilitated the marketing and continuing education programs in a private specialty Periodontics and Dental Implant practice. 

Professor Henderson is currently the course director for undergraduate courses: Intro to Periodontology, Periodontal Therapies, Integrated Sciences, and the Dental Hygiene Senior Seminar. She teaches Practice Management for the Periodontology resident/masters students. She has previously taught undergraduate courses in Dental Anatomy, Pain & Anxiety Management, Oral Health and Disease Prevention, Community Dental Health, Geriatrics as well as Clinical & Laboratory Teaching for masters in dental hygiene students.  

Professor Henderson is the recipient of the 2022 & 2017 Student Government Association - Best Didactic Instructor, the 2018 Postle Teaching Award, and the Class of 2015 - Outstanding Instructor Award. Professor Henderson is a question writer for the ADA’s National Dental Hygiene Board Exam - Test Construction Committee, as a periodontal content expert for Cases, Part II, and DHLOSCE exams. She is also a proud past-president of the Dental Alumni Society and is a delegate for the Council of Allied Program Directors for the American Dental Education Association 2024 annual session.

Clinical Interests

Faculty development and on-boarding, effective treatment planning and dental coding, along with the use of technology in education. Clinically, best practices in periodontal treatment procedures, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide techniques and outcomes, and the safety and effects of electronic cigarettes.

Rebecca Henderson
Office Address

3054 Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

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