Clinical Instructor

Dr. Bolin is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He teaches both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in dental public health and preventive dentistry.  As medical director of the Sammons Cancer Center dental clinic, he treats cancer patients and medically compromised patients with dental needs in an outpatient hospital affiliated oncology clinic.  After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a DDS degree in 1981, he completed a fellowship program in Dental Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1992 and obtained his Master of Public Health degree from the UT School of Public Health-Houston in 1994.  Dr. Bolin received his certificate in Dental Public Health in May 2003 from TAMHSC Baylor College of Dentistry and became board certified by the American Board of Dental Public Health in 2005.

Savannah Bonorden

From Sitka,AK

Employed by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium

“Alaska is a big state and access can be difficult especially with the conditions of weather or with the expensive of travel. So having a DHAT placed in a village setting is both rewarding and beneficial for the people. I see the dental therapists as a new mainstream for dental prevention, working together as a team with all occupations of the dental field. We’re a new kind of provider, a profession that has so much promise to the future of oral health. I see all the smiles and gratitude the patients have for the services we provide and I’m proud to be here helping. It warms my heart and gives me the sense that I’m doing something right.”