Tanya Mitchell

Professor and Director of the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program

Room 415A

School of Dentistry

Phone: 816-235-2049

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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.