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Memoir

Sally Holden
Regent's Proceedings 74

Sally Holden, associate professor of dental hygiene in the School of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 1999.

Professor Holden received her certificate of dental hygiene from Northwestern University in 1955, her B.A. degree from the University of Colorado in 1965, and her M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1970. She received a certificate in dental auxiliary faculty training in 1977 from the University of Washington. She was a dental hygienist in the Denver public school system from 1955-57 and co-director of the dental hygiene program at Rangley Junior College in Colorado from 1965-67. Professor Holden joined the University of Michigan as a research associate in 1967. She was promoted to instructor in 1971 and associate professor, with tenure, in 1977. She is both a registered dental hygienist and a registered dental assistant in the state of Michigan.

Professor Holden has been an integral member of the dental hygiene program faculty during her tenure at the School of Dentistry. She has been involved with 85 theses in the fields of periodontics, occlusion, dental hygiene, orthodontics, and endodontics and has mentored students in the School of Nursing and at Kalamazoo College. Her publications have been in the areas of occlusion and oral hygiene. She has published workbooks on dental anatomy and occlusion and is a contributing author for a textbook on physiology and occlusion. Over the years, she has also served on a number of committees within the School of Dentistry.

Professor Holden has served as consultant to the Michigan State Board of Dental Examiners, the Michigan Dental Hygienist Association, the New York Public Health Department, and the American Research Center in Aswan, Egypt. She has also been active in organized dentistry as a member of the Michigan Registered Dental Assistant Examination Committee since 1978. Professor Holden holds professional memberships in the American and Michigan Dental Hygienists' Associations and the Michigan Association of Dental Hygiene Educators.

The Regents salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Sally Holden associate professor emerita of dental hygiene.