Jenny K. Sheaffer
Director and Professor, Dental Hygiene Program

There are a myriad of philosophical approaches to teaching. Yet after 25 years in education, I've found that the learning process appears fairly consistent for most people. Students gain knowledge and learn "how to learn" when they confront situations that demand information and thinking beyond their existing level of competence. In seeking new knowledge we are challenged to examine our previous life experiences, learn from the experiences of others, and use personal reflection. This process then becomes the foundation upon which students build successful careers and fulfilling lives.

"All experience is an arch, to build upon."
Henry [Brooks] Adams


Columbia University: School of Dental and Oral Surgery
New York, New York
Degree and Major: M.S. in Dental Hygiene Education and Administration

Fairleigh Dickinson University: School of Dentistry
Teaneck, New Jersey
Degree and Major: B.S. in Dental Hygiene Education

Temple University: School of Dental Hygiene
Philadelphia, PA
Degree and Major: Certificate in Dental Hygiene

Academic Appointments

Montgomery County Community College 1993-present
    Dental Hygiene Program
      Director and Professor
      Associate Professor and Senior Clinic Coordinator
      Assistant Professor and Senior Clinic Coordinator

Thomas Jefferson University 1977-1995
    Department of Dental Hygiene
      Clinical Assistant Professor
      Assistant Professor and Co-Coordinator of Continuing Education
      Assistant Professor

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Phone: 215-641- 6623 
Fax:     215-619-7171 
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Office Hours

Spring and Fall Semesters: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Summer (June 15 through August 15): By Appointment

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