Dentistry Today: Groody ’09M.Ed. Appointed to PA State Board

March 20, 2012

On March 15 Dentistry Today reported that Theresa Groody ’09M.Ed. has been appointed to serve a six-year term as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. Groody, who graduated from Arcadia University with a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology, is the Director of Professional Studies at Harcum College.

Groody was confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate and appointed by Governor Corbett to serve as the first Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) on the board.

The scope of practice of the board was recently expanded to include two additional seats, and Groody is filling the newly created position for an EDFA. As a board member, she will serve on the EFDA and Scope of Practice Committees.

"The State Board of Dentistry plays a vital role in ensuring high levels of integrity and performance in the practice of dentistry, and I look forward to contributing to the board's mission in my new position," said Groody. "Many dental boards across the country invite auxiliaries to serve on the board, but Pennsylvania is one of the few that allows full voting rights for such members. So I am extremely grateful to the state and honored to serve on this board with such highly esteemed dental professionals."

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