VP of Professional Development

Helen Smart

About Helen

Helen serves as VP of Professional Development.  She began her second career as a dental hygienist in 1998 after starting her family.  Previously she worked in Hospital Food and Nutrition Dept. after earning her BS in Nutrition Science from UC Davis.  Since obtaining her RDH, she has worked exclusively in private practice and has been active with her local component.
She grew up mostly in San Gabriel Valley, Southern California, and met her husband Steve while at UC Davis.  They share two grown children, Ryan and Valorie.

CDHA Title

VP of Professional Development




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