Napa dental hygienist, Ivy Zellmer, RDH, MS, has been named the newest assistant professor at UCSF School of Dentistry. She is one of the youngest members to join the UCSF School of Dentistry faculty.
Zellmer is also a recent graduate from UCSF Master of Science program and the Gardner Award recipient. This award is presented to two outstanding graduates, one in dental program and one in dental hygiene master’s program, and is the highest honor that the dental school can bestow to a student, said a news release.
“I was overwhelmed to have received this award and honored for being selected," said Zellmer.
Zellmer was part of the sixth cohort to graduate from the Masters of Science in Dental Hygiene program at UCSF. The program prepares learners to become educators, research collaborators, and leaders. Zellmer's research was on dental implants and the maintenance care practices of U.S. dental hygienists.
Zellmer is also co-authoring a national textbook chapter on tooth decay management.
She works part-time in private practice with Cecil Lamberton, DDS in Napa.