Kristin M. Peltz


Dental Hygiene




I earned my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2019. During my dental hygiene degree, I had the opportunity to take extra classes introducing the educational aspect of dental hygiene which sparked the desire to further my education. Following graduation, while working part-time in private practice, I decided to pursue my Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, while in the program I was able to publish an article and continuing education course on “Gastroparesis and Oral Health,” and one abstract on “Effectiveness of Adjunct Laser Therapy on Periodontal Pathogens: A systematic review”. In 2021 I obtained my Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. I currently teach in the clinical setting in the entry-level program as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty. My research interests include non-surgical periodontal techniques and ways to achieve better oral health, interprofessional collaboration, and exploring the relationship between systemic disorders and oral health, more specifically Gastroparesis and oral health. As a highly organized, strongly motivated, and passionate dental hygienist and educator, I strive to provide students with an environment where evidence-based education is key while focusing on the learner themselves. My professional organizations include the American Dental Hygienists Association, Michigan Dental Hygienist Association, and American Dental Educators Association.