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Gayle Mccombs

  • Gayle Mccombs
  • Professor
  • Dental Hygiene
  • 3102 Health Sciences Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5150
  • gmccombs@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1993
    Major: Dental Auxiliary Teacher Education
    Degree: M.S.
    University of West Florida, 1987
    Major: Technical Vocational Studies/Program Development
    Degree: B.S.
    Florida Community College, 1980
    Major: Dental Hygiene
    Degree: AS
  • Research Interests

    new product development, cold plasma
  • Licensures and Certifications

    RDH
    Sponsoring Organization: ADHA
    Date Obtained: 1980-05-01
  • Expertise

    Dental Hygiene
    Dental Hygiene/ Clinical Research / Dental Product and Device Testing
  • 2012: 2012 Health Heroes Award, presented by INSIDE BUSINESS, the Hampton Roads Business Journal, Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Quoted in web article: “The Ugly Truth About Your Toothbrush", WebMD,Inc
  • 2009: Gene W. Hirschfeld Award Faculty Excellence Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: 1st Place Award- Life Sciences, Old Dominion University Research Exposition
  • 2008: Six Hygienists You Want To Know, Featured dental hygiene researcher. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 2008; 6(12):19.
  • 2007: Master’s Theses Award (Nomination in Life Sciences Category), Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Multidisciplinary Award/ Effect of low temperature cold atmosphere plasma on oral biofilm
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: 2008 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:McCombs, G.; Darby, M. M.; Hynes, W. L.; Laroussi, M.
  • Intellectual Property

    Tooth Whitening Using Low Temperature Plasma Discharge
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    McCombs, G.