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Carissa Regnerus

Associate Professor

DENTAL HYGIENE

East Hall 120

Phone: (605) 658-5962

Email: Carissa.Regnerus@usd.edu

Bio:

I am an associate 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, Nutrition, Dental Materials, Community Dentistry, Embryology, Nutrition, and Infection Control.


Research Interests:

Previous research in automated blood pressure monitors, tooth whitening, and Celiac disease as well as current interdisciplinary research in IPE, clinical fieldwork, motivational interviewing, silver diamine fluoride, athletic mouthguards, 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

Licensures and Certifications:

  • ADEC Technical Service Training Certificate, ADEC
  • 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)
  • Protecting Student Athletes Through Use of Athletic Mouthguards, Dakota Hospital Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2019)
  • Diode Laser Dentistry, Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee.
  • , Health Affairs Medical Informatics 2015 Technology request. Grant Role: Principal.

Publications:

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  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Naber, Allison, Cleveland, Tracy, Regnerus, Carissa, Zimney, Kory, Wesner, Chelsea, and Kupershmidt, Sabina. Exploring Interprofessional Activities that Address Poverty, Social Determinants of Health, Homelessness, and Chronic Pain, 1-14. Vol. 4, Iss. 2. Health, Interprofessional Practice, and Education, 2021.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Edited by Katie Williams, 1. Iss. Fall 2018. South Dakota: SDDHA Hygiene Highlights, 2018.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Hygiene Highlights. Edited by Katie Williams, 1. Iss. Summer 2018. South Dakota: SDDHA Hygiene Highlights, 2018.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Hygiene Highlights. Edited by Katie Williams, 1. Iss. Spring 2018. South Dakota: SDDHA Hygiene Highlights, 2018.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Sealant Utilization in South Dakota. Edited by Dentistry in South Dakota is the official publication of the SDDA published four times annually: March (Spring), June (Summer), September (Fall) and December (Winter). All members of the SDDA and dental students from South Dakota, receive the SDDA newsletter, which has a circulation of approximately 650. This includes over 95 percent of all practicing South Dakota dentists; and a large secondary audience of dental office staff. Editorial content includes news of interest and official business of the SDDA, including legislative issues, regulations and policies affecting South Dakota dentists., 1. Iss. Winter 2017. Dentistry in South Dakota , 2017.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Hygiene Highlights. Edited by Katie Williams, 1. Iss. Summer 2018. South Dakota: SDDHA Hygiene Highlights, 2017.
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Hygiene Highlights. Edited by Katie Williams, 1. Iss. Spring 2018. South Dakota: SDDHA Hygiene Highlights, 2017.
  • 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:

  • Dental Hygienist of the Year, South Dakota Dental Hygienists' Association, 2021
  • 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. Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist Certification Course. Presented at the Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist Certification Course, USD DH Vermillion. (November 7, 2020)
  • Lucas Molitor, Whitney, Naber, Allison, Kupershmidt, Sabina, Cleveland, Tracy, Regnerus, Carissa, Wesner, Chelsea, Zimney, Kory. Designing and Implementing Interprofessional Education Experiences Responsive to Critical Healthcare Issues. Presented at the Nexus Summit 2020. (August 13, 2020)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Medical Missions and the Dental Hygienist. Presented at the SDDHA Continuing Education Series, Online-Zoom. (July 16, 2020)
  • , Carissa. Oral Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist. Presented at the Oral Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist, Vermillion, SD. (November 3, 2018)
  • Regnerus, Carissa. Hands-on Sealant Course. Presented at the Hands-on Sealant Workshop, Vermillion, SD. (February 23, 2018)
  • 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)