Anne Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH, is a professor, Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology, and Director of Research at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH), Mesa, Arizona, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Clinic. Dr. Spolarich additionally serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice.

Dr. Spolarich received her certificate in dental hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She holds both a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene and a PhD in Physiology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. In 2016, she received fellowship status in special care dental hygiene, awarded by the Special Care Dentistry Association.

Dr. Spolarich has formal training in both laboratory and clinical research and has completed the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum through the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. She has conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the University of Maryland Hospital, the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the National Office of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. Her research interests focus on the care of medically complex patient populations, specifically the care of older adults, and clinical of drug therapies and dental product formulations. Dr. Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 900 lectures nationally and internationally and has over 125 professional publications.

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