The P&G team wishes to express its sadness over the loss of our colleague and friend, Ms. Pam Hughes, on December 14, 2017. She was a dedicated, passionate dental hygiene educator and clinician who touched so many lives through her teaching and patient care. We will miss her.
Pam was a recognized speaker throughout the United States on advances in therapeutic oral care products, women’s aging complexities, oral risk assessment and improving patient care with evidence-based decision making. She was a past President of the California Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association and the California Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Pam was clinically active in a general practice with over 37 years of experience and held a faculty position in the BSDH and MSDH graduate program at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California in the Division of Periodontology, Diagnostic Sciences and Dental Hygiene. Pam was the recipient of the 2016 Most Outstanding Part-time Faculty award and the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award.