Debbie Batson

Assistant Professor - Coordinator Dental Hygiene - School of Health Sciences

Contact Information

(918) 595-7019
Metro Campus MP 308

Debbie Batson, RDH, MS, NBCT
Batson has served as the TCC Dental Hygiene Program Director since August 1, 2008. From 1995 to 2008 Batson was the Dental Assisting Instructor at Tulsa Technology Center and previous to that she worked as a dental hygienist in private practice and at one time served as a part time TCC clinical faculty. She lives on a farm in Claremore and raises Black Angus cows and loves camping, water sports and spending time with grandchildren.

Courses Taught

  • DHYG 1302 - Oral Embryology and Histology
  • DHYG 1412 - Dental Radiography Foundation
  • DHYG 1421 - Dental Radiography Techniques
  • DHYG 2312 - Community Dental Health I
  • DHYG 1333 - Pathology, Etiology and Immunology
  • DHYG 2022 - Special Needs/Geriatrics
  • DHYG 2321 - Community Dental Health II
  • DHYG 1302 - Oral Embryology and Histology
  • DHYG 2991- Service Learning in Nicaragua

Education

  • Oklahoma State University
    • Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Master of Science in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership – December 2007
  • University of Central Oklahoma
    • Required to obtain Oklahoma Standard Teaching Certification - Edmond, OK 1996
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene - May 1979
  • Oklahoma State University
    • Stillwater, OK
    • Undergraduate Study in Pre-Dental Hygiene - 1975 to 1977            

Research Interests

 Oral Cancer             

Publications & Presentations

Presenter - 45th Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Director’s Conference (June 2012)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Dental Hygiene Association
  • Oklahoma Dental Hygiene Association
  • Tulsa County Dental Hygiene Association
  • Dental Services Safety Net/ Tulsa Health Department

Awards

The OU College of Dentistry 2015 Dental Hygiene Alumnus of the Year
2008 National Board Certified Teacher status

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