Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Kristine Bishop Chapman, RDH
Division of Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Chairperson, Dental Hygiene

     Office: C109b
     Extension: x2143

B.S., M.A., University of Rhode Island

To prepare Registered Dental Hygienists for professional practice in a collaborative practice model, we must ensure the highest standards of theoretical and clinical education that allows the student to develop competencies and talents needed by today's oral health care provider.

Courses Taught:
DHG 113 Orientation to Clinical Dental Hygiene
DHG 122 Clinical Dental Hygiene II
DHG 231 Dental Hygiene Theory III
DHG 233 Clinical Dental Hygiene III
DHG 240 Dental Hygiene Theory IV
DHG 242 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

Permit for Local Anesthesia

American Dental Hygienists' Association
North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners
Rhode Island Dental Hygienists' Association
American Dental Education Association
Rhode Island Oral Health Comission
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention



  • Development of a workshop for certified dental assistants on placement of pit and fissure sealants. University of Rhode Island, 1997.
  • Awards:
    Rhode Island Dental Hygienist of the Year
    Silver Shield Award, Bristol Community College

    Legal and ethical issues related to dental hygiene practice; issues and concepts related to adult learning