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.

  • 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:

  • 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)