Congratulations to one of the school’s emerita faculty, Dr. Cindy Amyot, who is a contributing author to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) publication, Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. The foundational report is a comprehensive effort to tell the whole story of oral health in America. Two decades ago, the predecessor to this report was published by the Surgeon General and was considered a public health milestone. Amyot is a former associate dean and previously was the director of the division of dental hygiene. She is also a UMKC alum several times over: BS DH ‘92, MSDH ‘93, Education Specialist ‘00 and Doctorate of Education ‘03.
According to Amyot, it’s surreal being listed amongst such prestigious researches. “I am honored and humbled to be a contributing author for this publication,” she said. “I consider this a career highlight. Onward!”