School of Dentistry
Dr. Branson serves as the Director of External Rotation Sites for the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry. She is licensed in dental hygiene and has a PhD in education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her expertise in dental public health is documented with a certificate in public health from the University of Iowa and numerous experiences in the field. She holds the rank of full professor and has 40+ years of experience in dental education. She has served as a Board Director for oral health coalitions, faith-based community health centers and state dental hygiene associations. She has been a program developer for numerous public health programs, the most notable being a state-wide fluoride varnish and screening project which reaches over 90,000 children per year. She has been funded by regional grant agencies to provide oral health promotion programs and health care delivery in long term care facilities. Dr. Branson has presented numerous continuing education program and develops on-line programs for the dental industry.