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Tara Newcomb

  • Tara Newcomb
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dental Hygiene
  • 2011 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4308
  • tgarlow@odu.edu
  • Tara L. Newcomb, BSDH, MS is a Assistnat Professor and Director and Advisor of Entry-level BSDH degree program, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University , 2008
    Major: Dental Hygiene
    Degree: M.S.
    Old Dominion University, 2002
    Major: Dental Hygiene
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Velscope Technologies and Oral Cancer, Cross Cultural Training Using Agent-based Simulation, Radiographic Imaging for Mass Fatality Training in Dental Hygiene Students and Role of the Dental Hygienist in Mass Fatality Preparedness, Incorporating Technology in the Classroom.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Norfolk Medical Reserve Corps Certification
    Sponsoring Organization: VA MRC
    Date Obtained: 2012-08-01
    Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Sedation
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date Obtained: 2010-01-01
    License to Practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date Obtained: 2002-05-01
  • Expertise

    Dental Hygiene
    Forensic Odontology and Mass Casualty Preparedness, Head and Neck Anatomy, Cross-cultural Dental Hygiene Care, and Use of Simulation/Gaming in Dental Hygiene education
  • 2008: Virginia Department of Health 2008 award , Virginia Department of Health