The staff at P&G Professional Oral Health expresses our condolences regarding the loss of Kimberly Hanson Huggins, RDH on January 20, 2014. She was instrumental in several research projects in temporomandibular disorders and oral facial pain, pediatric dentistry, and delivering oral health care to populations with special needs while at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. We will miss her.
Ms. Huggins was a Research Manager and Affiliate Instructor of the Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ) and Facial Pain research program in the Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Washington. She participated in the development of clinical research protocols for many different research studies. She was an expert on the implementation of clinical research studies and the development of documents and processes that inform the Human Subjects aspects of this research. She participated in research data acquisition, data analysis, and preparation of research manuscripts. She was also the Principal Investigator of an NIDCR PRECEDENT (Practice Based Research Network) survey of dentists and their attitudes and beliefs related to patients with special needs. She conducted NIDCR funded research related to TMD and other facial pain conditions since 1985.