Cheryl Bates

Associate Professor/ Senior Clinic Coordinator Dental Hygiene - School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

(918) 595-7070
Metro Campus Room MP 216

I practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist in clinical practice in Louisiana and Arkansas from 1995-2000. I worked as a full-time dental hygiene faculty member at The University of Louisiana at Monroe from 2002-2004. I moved to Oklahoma in 2004 and started my full-time faculty position with the Dental Hygiene Program here at TCC. I also received my certification in online teaching in 2013.

Courses Taught

  • Academic Strategies
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene, Levels I, II, III and IV
  • Clinic Dental Hygiene Lectures, Level II, III, and IV
  • Ethics, Law and Practice Management
  • Dental Hygiene Pharmacology
  • Dental Pain Management
  • Dental and Oral Anatomy
  • Dental Radiography Techniques
  • Dental Radiography Foundation
  • Dental Materials, Techniques and Support Services
  • Community Dental Health II


  • Northeast Louisiana University in 1995; Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • The University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2002; Master of Science

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Oklahoma Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Tulsa County Dental Hygiene Society
  • Oklahoma Mission of Mercy
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