Maria N. Prassas has served as Editorial Review Group Chair in Dental Auxiliaries for almost five years. Since March 2017, we have sent her 24 titles, and she has gotten 14 of them reviewed, and she has reviewed the vast majority of them.
Maria is an Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene at Harper College and has worked as a senior dental hygienist at Northwestern Dental Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the past 25 years. Prior to joining the faculty at Harper, she served as an associate professor at City Colleges of Chicago. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Southern Illinois University in 1993 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advanced Dental Hygiene from Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene/Northeastern University in 1996. She also earned certification in advanced studies in Oral Cancer Research from Harvard Dental School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2002, she earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Illinois at Chicago and, in 2011, received a Master Online Teaching professional certificate from University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2016, she became a clinical board examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Licensing Board and is an active member of local, state, and national dental hygiene associations.