The Speakers

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 1,000 invited lectures and has over 125 professional publications. She is Professor, Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, and Director of Research at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU), where she teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Ann is also a faculty member in the NYU Langone AEGD residency program at ATSU. Ann was awarded fellowship status in special care dental hygiene from the Special Care Dentistry Association in 2016.

JoAnn Gurenlian RDH, MS, PhD, AFAAOM

JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD, is Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University. She is the Past President of the International Federation of Dental Hygiene and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Dr. Gurenlian is the co-author of the textbook “Preventing Medical Emergencies” and author of over 260 publications in dental hygiene, dental and medical journals. She has conducted over 570 presentations at regional, national and international events. Dr. Gurenlian was awarded affiliate fellow status in the American Academy of Oral Medicine in 2019.