Colleen Anna Doran


Dental Hygiene




I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the dental field for as long as I can remember. My educational journey started in 2015 when I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Detroit Mercy. From there, I entered the University of Michigan's dental hygiene program and received my Bachelor in Science of Dental Hygiene degree in 2018. During my time as a student at U-M I worked as an Orthodontic Dental Assistant alongside post-doctorate students as well as in a clinic specializing in maxillofacial and craniofacial work. Since then, I've been working in a small office in a rural community which has given me a lot of unique clinical experiences. I am very passionate about dental access being available to all and was able to travel to Nicaragua and provide dental hygiene services to very impoverished communities. I consider myself a lifelong student and am thrilled at the opportunity to work in a university setting as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor to continue learning as well as share my experiences and knowledge to the next generation of dental hygienists!