WHO WE ARE
Creative Educational Solutions provides meaningful and cost effective continuing education and review courses for medical and dental health care professionals. For the past 27 years, we have been recognized for our unique and innovative presentations. All programs are developed and taught by educators with extensive classroom and clinical experience.
|Barbara Bennett||Nancy Cherner||Elaine Clayman||Marie Gillis||Kim Ritchhart|
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|Nancy Cherner, R.D.H, M.S., is a successful and innovative educator with over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland School of Dental Hygiene. Ms. Cherner served on the faculty of Montgomery College and Northern Virginia Community College and as the Clinical Coordinator of the Dental Hygiene program at Northern Virginia Community College. As the founder and President of Educational Horizons, Inc., she has overseen the creation and implementation of courses to train and educate dental health care professionals. She created the first Review Course for the Dental Hygiene National and Regional Board Exams.|
|Elaine Clayman, M.S., is an expert in course development who has worked with Creative Educational Solutions or its predecessor for over 10 years. She has a Master of Science from the University of Maryland Dental School. As an instructor and consultant, Ms. Clayman has utilized organizational and communication skills to teach practice management and staff development. She created a nationally-recognized Occupational Safety and Health Training Program for dental practices.|
|Richard L. Wynn, M.S., Ph.D., holds a BS degree in Pharmacy, and the Masters and Doctorate degrees in Pharmacology, all from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Wynn is a registered pharmacist and currently a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School. He has chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School and the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky Dental School. Dr. Wynn is a teacher, researcher and author. His laboratories have contributed to the development of new analgesics and anesthetics used in dentistry. He is a prolific writer, contributing chapters to textbooks and articles to numerous professional journals, including his ongoing column, Pharmacology Today, which appears in the journal General Dentistry. He is the lead author of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, and a co-author of Dental Office Medical Emergencies, and lead author of the soon to be published Women's Health for Dental Professionals: Featuring the Management of Dental Conditions Common to the Female Patient-all published by Lexi-Comp publications. He is currently a consultant to the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Wynn is a highly regarded national and international speaker and educator who is devoted to updating dental professionals on all aspects of pharmacology and drug therapeutics. He has been teaching the Pharmacology component of the board review courses for Educational Horizons, Inc. for 10 years.|
|Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, R.D.H., M.S., Ph.D., Ann Eshenaur Spolarich is an internationally recognized author and speaker on pharmacology and the care of medically complex patients. She has presented over 800 lectures and has over 60 professional publications. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southern California Dental School, an Adjunct Associate Professor and Course Director of Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and an Instructor at the University of Maryland Dental School. She serves as the Associate Director of the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research. Ann is also an independent educational and research consult, and practices dental hygiene part-time, specializing in geriatrics. She has been teaching the Periodontics component of the Board Review courses for Educational Horizons, Inc. for over 20 years and also teaches the Pharmacology and Microbiology and Immunology components of the Review. Dr. Spolarich also developed distance-learning courses for Educational Horizons Online.|
|Marie Varley Gillis, R.D.H., M.S., has a Masters degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland, where she held a clinical teaching position. She is a licensed dental hygienist with over 25 years of clinical practice experience. Ms. Gillis is currently Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene at Howard University where she teaches Periodontics and Senior Clinical Seminar. She has published many articles and been awarded numerous grants, research fellowships and academic awards. She has lectured locally and nationally, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Practical Hygiene. Ms. Gillis has been active in the ADHA as a component and constituent president. Currently she chairs the Ethics and Peer Review Committee for MDHA. She is teaching the Clinical Dental Hygiene component of the board review courses for Educational Horizons, Inc. and developing distance learning courses for Creative Educational Solutions or its predecessor.|
|Lane Thomsen, D.D.S., M.S., received his D.D.S. degree and a Masters in Oral Pathology from Loma Linda University. He is currently Associate Professor of Oral Pathology at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Thomsen served as Chairman of the Department of Oral Diagnosis, Radiology and Pathology from 1984 to 1994, and as Associate Chairman from 1994 to the present. In addition to teaching, he is a practicing dentist. Dr. Thomsen is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Oral Pathology, and the American Association of Dental Schools. He has published several articles, and lectures throughout the United States. He has been teaching the Oral Pathology component of the Board Review courses for Educational Horizons, Inc. for 8 years, and is currently developing distance learning courses for Educational Horizons Online.|
L. Bennett, C.D.A., R.D.H., M.S., received her associate
degree in Dental Hygiene from Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois, where
she held a faculty position for nine years. She received her Masters degree
in Technical and Adult Continuing Education from Eastern Illinois University
in Charleston, Illinois. Ms. Bennett has been actively involved as a dental
health care provider and educator for over 25 years. As the current program
Chair for Texas State Technical College Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting,
she teaches Pre-Clinic, Pharmacology, Pathology, Community Dentistry, and
Oral Histology. Ms. Bennett is a nationally recognized speaker on such topics
as infectious diseases and the oral complications of cancer therapy. Ms.
Bennett is a contributing author of the Complete Review of Dental Hygiene
published by Prentiss-Hall. She previously served as a curriculum consultant
for the American Dental Association Council on Dental Accreditation. Ms.
Bennett has been teaching dental hygiene board review courses for over fifteen
years. She teaches several components of the board review for Educational
Horizons, including Microbiology, Immunology, Periodontology, Medical Emergencies
and Community Dental Health.
|Nancy C. Zinser, R.D.H., M.S., a practicing dental hygienist for 25 years, is currently Professor and Chair of the Dental Health Services at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth, Florida. Her teaching responsibilities include Periodontics, Pharmacology, Dental Anatomy, and Clinical Dental Hygiene. The application of these subjects into the clinical arena for the practitioner has been a focus of her numerous continuing education presentations. Ms. Zinser has held leadership roles in her local, district, and state dental hygiene societies. She has served as President of the Florida Association of Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Educators. Ms. Zinser was awarded the AADS/Procter & Gamble Crest 2000 Dental Hygiene Teaching Award and most recently was the recipient of the ADEA/Block Drug Corporation Leadership Institute Fellowship Award. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ms. Zinser received her Certificate in Dental Hygiene and Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Her Masterís Degree in Dental Public Health was received from Boston University, Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry, where she later held a faculty position. Ms. Zinser is currently a doctoral candidate at Florida International University, where she will receive her Doctorate in Education in 2002. She wrote the Tooth and Root Morphology Board Review component for Creative Educational Solutions or its predecessor.|
|Kim S. Ritchhart, R.D.H., M.P.A., received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Lakeland College in Mattoon, Illinois, a baccalaureate degree in Education, Training and Development from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and a Masters in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. She is currently working toward her PhD in Community College Leadership at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. Ms. Ritchhartís interests are in teaching and learning within the community college setting. As a licensed dental hygienist, she has had a variety of clinical experiences during her 14-year career. Ms. Ritchhart is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Illinois Central College in Peoria, Illinois. She was awarded the Outstanding Healthcare Educator for 1999 in Peoria County. Ms. Ritchhart has written the Community Dental Health component of the Educational Horizonís Online Board Review.|