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McCann honored with appointments

Dr. Ann McCannDr. Ann McCann, associate professor and director of planning & assessment at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, recently was honored with two professional organization appointments.

McCann was selected to serve on the Research Grant Review Committee of the American Dental Hygienists' Association's Institute for Oral Health in 2010 and 2011. She will serve with three other individuals.

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health encourages and promotes professional excellence through scholarship and quality research in collaboration with the ADHA. The institute's purpose is to contribute to the future growth and development of dental hygiene education and research. By awarding annual scholarships and research grants to dental hygienists throughout the country, the institute aims to increase society's access to and awareness of oral health and the dental hygiene profession.   

One of the only philanthropic organizations dedicated to providing educational funding for the dental hygiene profession, the institute derives its support primarily from ADHA members and member organizations. The IOH has awarded more than 800 scholarships to full- and part-time students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees, and has inspired more than 50 dental hygienists to pursue research specifically in the field of dental hygiene.

McCann also was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Dental Education for a three-year term beginning this year.