Carissa Regnerus

Carissa Regnerus

Assistant Professor

DENTAL HYGIENE

East Hall 120

Phone: (605) 658-5962

Email: Carissa.Regnerus@usd.edu

Bio:

I am an assistant professor and clinical instructor in the department of dental hygiene and also work part-time in private practice in Vermillion where I live with my family.


Teaching Interests:

Clinical hygiene and didactic courses in Local Anesthesia, Dental Materials, Community Dentistry, Embryology, and Infection Control.


Research Interests:

Previous research in automated blood pressure monitors, tooth whitening, and celiac disease as well as current interdisciplinary research in clinical fieldwork and dental sealants.


Education:

  • MA, Adult and Higher Education, University of South Dakota, 2011
  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 2001
  • Associate's Degree , Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 1997
  • Dental Public Health, University of New Mexico,

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Training America to Work Safely Certificate of Training, Henry Schein Dental
  • ADEC Technical Service Training Certificate, ADEC
  • World Clinical Laser Institute Certification, WCLI/Dr. Ed Kusek
  • Local Anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide Administration, USD
  • CPR for the healthcare professional, AHA

Grants:

  • Dental Hygiene Instrument Mirrors with Suction, HAMIC. (2017 - 2018)
  • Digital Radiograhy Sensors, HAMIC. (2015 - 2016)
  • Transition Campus Clinic to Electronic Dental Record, HAMIC. (2015 - 2016)
  • , Health Affairs Medical Informatics 2011 Technology request. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - Present)
  • , Health Affairs Medical Informatics 2011 Technology request. Grant Role: Principal. (2012 - Present)
  • , Health Affairs Medical Informatics 2015 Technology request.
  • , Health Affairs Medical Informatics 2015 Technology request. Grant Role: Principal.

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Nelson, Deb, Kennedy, Beverly, Regnerus, Carissa, and Schweinle, Amy. Accuracy of Automated Blood Pressure Monitors, 35. Vol. 82, Iss. 4. Chicago, Ill: Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2008.

Awards and Honors:

  • Unleash Your Potential Candidate, American Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Session, 2018
  • South Dakota Dental Hygienists Association Legislative Chair, SDDHA, 2017
  • Technical Service Training Award, ADEC, 2011
  • Associate Fellowship within the World Clinical Laser Institute, Dr. Ed Kusek, 2009

Presentations:

  • Regnerus, Carissa. Oral Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist. Presented at the Oral Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist, Vermillion, SD. (November 2, 2017)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. How Do We Rate? Sealant Utilization and Prevention in South Dakota. Presented at the USD Dental Hygiene Dakota Days CE, Vermillion, SD. (October 6, 2017)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Sealant Update. Presented at the Sealant Update, Sioux Falls. (May 18, 2017)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Sealant Update. Presented at the Sealant Update, Vermillion. (March 17, 2017)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Sealant Update. Presented at the Sealant Update, Chamberlain. (September 2016)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Celiac Disease: Living Against the Grain. Presented at the USD Dental Hygiene Dakota Days CE, Vermillion, SD. (October 7, 2011)