Professor and Director of the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program
School of Dentistry
Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, RDH, MS is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry. Prof. Mitchell has been a full-time faculty member at UMKC since 2001 and holds an appointment as a Graduate Faculty member. She teaches students in each of the Division’s three programs – including Entry-Level, Degree Completion and Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education. She has received teaching awards including the UMKC School of Dentistry Distinguished Teacher Award. Prof. Mitchell is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association and is a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Hygiene. She has published manuscripts and presented faculty development workshops, posters, and served on panels at national meetings across the country.