About Casey Hein

Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

Casey HeinCasey is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health in the College of Dentistry; and the Director of Continuing Professional Development for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Manitoba (Canada), (but maintains her home in the United States). She is also an internationally recognized speaker and published author (most articles can be found at www.caseyhein.com), a consultant to the dental industry, advisory/scientific boards, professional associations, and a reviewer for scientific publications. She owns two educational websites, that provide resources for implementation of periodontal-systemic science (www.caseyhein.com) and online courses related to oral-systemic health for both the dental and medical communtities (www.oralhealthed.com).

One of her responsibilities at the University of Manitoba is to lead a team in the development of her vision for the first comprehensive, multi-media curriculum, Oral-Systemic Health Education for Non-Dental Healthcare Providers, which won for the University of Manitoba the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation – Academic Dental Institution (2015); http://news.umanitoba.ca/university-of-manitoba-wins-worlds-top-dental-education-award. Hein has also led notable interprofessional education events at the University of Manitoba, including programming in oral-systemic health, “Make the Connection” (2014) (http://umanitoba.ca/medicine/cpd/oshealthday/). This event brought together over 200 physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, and other healthcare providers, and garnered the University of Manitoba the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ 2015 Innovation Award. In the same year, Hein created and developed another award- nominated interprofessional program, “Obesity Intervention for Front Line Healthcare Providers”(2015) (http://umanitoba.ca/cpd/obesityday/handouts.html).

Hein has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University and a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008 and has maintained an active membership since then. Casey has been voted among the Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants in Continuing Education by Dentistry Today for the last 11 consecutive years (2006-2017). She maintains her home just outside of Washington D.C. in the mountains of western Maryland where she is an avid hiker and road biker.

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