Melissa A Obrotka, RDH, BBA, ICP

About Melissa A. Obrotka

Melissa A Obrotka, RDH, BBA, ICP received her AAS in Dental Hygiene from Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ and her Bachelor of Business Administration, Organizational Management from Ashford University. She holds over 20 years of experience in the dental field as her journey began in dental assisting while attending dental hygiene school. Currently, Melissa practices as an implant care practitioner in Denville, NJ at the North Jersey Design Center for Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, where the maintenance and health of patients with implant dentistry are her daily clinical objectives.

Melissa is also a clinical adjunct professor at her alma mater and enjoys education in the clinical environment with dental hygiene students. She passionately believes that dental hygiene care transcends beyond the patient’s oral cavity and that all dental hygienists have a professional responsibility to continue educating themselves, so they can always educate their patients. Melissa is the Co-Founder of RDH Innovations, LLC and Dental Implants Uncovered with Shavonne Healy, RDH, BSDH.

Melissa is a member of the ADHA, NJDHA, ADIA , and a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader. Obrotka was nationally recognized by the AHDA and Hu-Friedy with the Master Clinician Award for her outstanding clinical expertise in relating interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance in June 2016 and in 2017 named one of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know” in the Clinical Practice Category.

Education

EDUCATION
Ashford University, Forbes School of Business, Clinton, Iowa,
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management 2010-2013
Graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors

Bergen Community College, Health Professions, Paramus, New Jersey
Associates of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene 1996-1999

Kean University, Union, New Jersey
General Education Courses 1995-1996

Pompton Lakes High School, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
High School Diploma 1995

 

 

Affiliations/Honors

  • The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries
  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association
  • New Jersey Dental Hygienists’ Association Northern NJDHA Student Liaison 

 

Honors:

  • Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award 1999
  • ADHA/Hu-Friedy Master Clinician Award 2016
  • Dimensions of Dental Hygiene “6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know: Clinical Practice Category” Dec 2017

 

 

Topics of Expertise

  • Dental Implants – Advanced Maintenance & Treatment Procedures
  • Dental Hygiene Process of Care
  • Soft Tissue Management
  • Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
  • Dental Coding
  • Master Clincian: Air polishing Techniques

Teaching

  • Bergen Community College: School of Health Professions Dental Hygiene Department
    Clinical Adjunct Professor 2015-Present

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