Joanna Allaire joined Lone Star College Kingwood in 2015 after teaching for 8 years at The University of Texas School of Dentistry. She had a long and varied career as a clinical dental hygienist before she began teaching. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Texas Dental Branch and her Master of Dental Hygiene from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Joanna is passionate about teaching and has received numerous teaching awards including the American Dental Hygiene Association’s Educator of the year in 2015.
Amy Murphy has spent 24 years in clinical dental hygiene and dental hygiene education and is a full-time faculty member for LSC-Kingwood in the Dental Hygiene Program. She completed her dental hygiene education at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dental Hygiene in Houston prior to receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Amy has served as an adjunct clinical faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dental Hygiene (six years) and Lone Star College (three years). She is currently in her sixth year as a full-time faculty member for LSC–Kingwood.