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Idaho State University


Jacqueline (Jacque) Freudenthal, RDH, MHE

Jacque Freudenthal, RDH, MHE

Department Chair and Associate Professor

(208) 282-4360

MHE Health Education Idaho State University

BS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

Speciality Areas: Local anesthesia & pain management, restorative dentistry, preventive dentistry, dental hygiene process of care

Research Areas: Local anesthesia, dental hygiene licensure, silver diamine fluoride, curriculum models

Recognition: "Ask the Expert" columnist for Dimensions in Dental Hygiene 

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Jessica August, RDH, MS

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-2744

MS Dental Hygiene University of Bridgeport

BS Dental Hygiene Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Joined ISU in 2018

Specialty Areas: Preventive dentistry, medical emergencies, clinical dental hygiene, pain management, practice management, radiology, orthodontic appliances

Research Areas: Interprofessional education, emotional intelligence, bridging the theory-practice gap, implementation of evidence based clinical guidelines, reevaluation outcomes following non surgical periodontal therapy

Recognition: Vice President Idaho Dental Hygienists' Association (2018-2019), Leadership Development Committee, ADHA (2018-Present)

leciel Bono faculty photo

Leciel Bono, RDH, MS

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-3076

EdD Candidate Educational Leadership Idaho State University

MS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

BS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

Joined ISU full-time in 2014

Specialty Areas: Interprofessional healthcare, practice management, dental materials, restorative functions, preventive dentistry, genetics

Research Interests: Advocacy engagement, legislative advocacy, interprofessional clinic assessment, autism spectrum disorder

Recognition: Olav Alvares Award 2019, Utah Regional Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training 2018

Kristin Hamman Calley, RDH, MS

Kristin Hamman Calley, RDH, MS

Associate Professor

(208) 282-3379

MS Dental Hygiene Old Dominion University

BS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

Joined ISU full-time in 1994

Speciality Areas: Periodontology, ethics, educational methdology, tooth morphology, dental hygiene process of care

Research Areas: Silver diamine fluoride, reevaluation outcomes following non surgical periodontal therapy


Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

Associate Professor

(208) 282-6461

MS Dental Hygiene University of Minnesota

BS Dental Hygiene University of Minnesota

Joined ISU full-time in 2006

Speciality Areas: Infection control, OSHA compliance, radiology, dental hygiene process of care, instrumentation

Research Areas: Infection control, dental hygiene diagnosis, faculty calibration, dental hygiene licensure

Recognition: 3rd Annual OSAP Emerging Infection Control Leader Award recipient (2017), "Ask the Expert" columnist for Dimensions in Dental Hygiene 

JoAnn R. Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD

Professor and Graduate Program Director

(208) 240-1443

PhD Education University of Pennsylvania

MS Dental Hygiene Columbia University

BS Dental Hygiene Fairleigh Dickinson University

Specialty Areas: Dental hygiene diagnosis, oral pathology, oral medicine, diabetes, women's health, women's cancers, professional development and leadership

Research Interests: Dental hygiene diagnosis, oral cancer detection devices, licensing board requirements for entry into the profession, accreditation standards, any quantitative or qualitative research

Recognition: 2018 ADHA Presidential Citation, IFDH President (2013-2016), ADHA Past President



Tara Bardsley Johnson, RDH, PhD

Tara Bardsley Johnson, RDH, PhD

Associate Professor

(208) 282-2792

PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences Idaho State University

MEd Curriculum and Instruction Idaho State University

BS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

Joined ISU full-time in 2008

Speciality Areas: research methodology, oral pathology, medical emergencies

Research Areas: reevaluation outcomes following nonsurgical peridontal therapy, silver diamine fluoride, polypharmacy and off-label drug use in dentistry


Crystal Kanderis Lane

Crystal Kanderis Lane RDH, MS

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-4209

Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD

Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD


(208) 282-3017

PhD Education University of Idaho

MEd Education University of Washington

BS Dental Hygiene University of Missouri Kansas City

Joined ISU full-time in 1995

Speciality Areas: leadership, advocacy, curriculum review, teaching and learning, literature searches, tooth morphology

Research Interests: online learning communities, legislative advocacy, autism spectrum disorder, any qualitative studies

Recognition: Distinguished Teacher Award Nominee (2015)

Rachelle Williams

Rachelle Williams RDH, MS

Assistant Professor

(208) 282-2395

MS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

BS Dental Hygiene Idaho State University

Joined ISU full-time in 2016

Specialty Areas: Community health, special needs populations, radiology, preventive dentistry, clinical dental hygiene, non-surgical periodontal therapy, local anesthesia administration, restorative expanded functions

Research Interests: school-based sealant program, autism spectrum disorder,  Idaho Oral Health Workforce Program, accredition standards

Recognition: Sigma Phi Alpha Member 2017, Distinguished Scholarship Award MSDH Program 2016


Camille Biorn, RDH, BS

Kim Ellis, RDH, BS

Eileen Ruth, RDH, BS

Cathy Salisbury, RDH, MHE

Colleen Stephenson, RDH-ER, MS


Jesse Call-Feit MA

Jesse Call-Feit, MA

Administrative Assistant I

(208) 282-2482

Coming soon

Dustin Perry, BBA

Technical Records Specialist II

(208) 282-2579

Melanie Schoonover

Melanie Schoonover, CDT

Laboratory Materials Supervisor

(208) 282-2727

Jennifer Sterbentz Staff Photo

Jennifer Sterbentz, MA

Administrative Assistant I

(208) 282-3796

Coming soon

Jenn Wilson, BS

Dental Reception Coordinator

(208) 282-3282


Leisa Alsop, RDH
Jennifer Dahlke, RDH, BS
LuAnn Spain, EFDA
Colette Walters, RDH


Carole Christie, M.A.
Anita Herzog, RDH, M. Ed.
Kathleen Hodges, RDH, M.S.
Carlene Paarman, RDH, M. Ed.