Mary Kelly, MSDPH, RDH, CDP

Mary Kelly, MSDPH, RDH, CDP, is an educator, consultant, and oral health advocate, and has worked in dental public health for over 30 years. Mary has held leadership positions in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and American Association of Public Health Dentistry and established Oral Health Connections to work with health-care providers and community groups to improve overall health, enhance the quality of life, and reduce the costs of care. She is currently serving as vice president of National Network of Healthcare Hygienists. Mary’s commitment to integrating oral health to total health led her to be a certified dementia practitioner and a diabetes self-management trainer. Mary is a recipient of a 2017 American Association for Public Health Dentistry for Graduate Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dental Public Health for her published research on dental utilization by the frail elderly.