ADHA Announces New Managing Editor for Journal of Dental Hygiene

Posted on January 19, 2017

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2017) - The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is pleased to announce Catherine K. Draper, RDH, MS, as the new managing editor for the organization’s premier, peer-reviewed scientific research publication Journal of Dental Hygiene (JDH). She will work closely with JDH’s editor-in-chief Rebecca Wilder and the editorial advisory board to manage the day-to-day operations of the publication and maintain its high-quality content that provides dental hygienists with the latest research, technology and innovation to guide their evidence-based treatment decisions.

“Cathy is a respected dental hygiene educator and leader both in the U.S. and internationally. Her professional expertise as a journal editor and her contributions to Access magazine as a member of the editorial advisory board made her an excellent choice to be managing editor of our scientific journal,” said ADHA CEO Ann Battrell, MSDH.

Draper is currently adjunct faculty at Foothill College in the Biological and Health Sciences Division and has practiced clinically for the last 30 years in a general, cosmetic and implant practice in Mountain View, Calif. Formerly the editor of the Journal of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association from 2011 to 2016, she has been a member of the editorial advisory board for ADHA’s Access magazine since 2009 and a frequent contributor to a variety of publications including two dental hygiene textbooks. Draper is a past president of the California Dental Hygienists’ Association and has served on the ADHA Board of Trustees as the District XI Trustee. Draper has presented continuing education programs across the country on a variety of topics ranging from the role of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal cancer, technology, implant maintenance, infection control and evidence-based practice. She has spoken at the International Federation of Dental Hygienists Symposia in South Africa and Switzerland. Her international experience extends to practicing dental hygiene in Croatia and Germany and leading a delegation of dental hygienists to China. In 2015, Draper received the Stanford Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award for her 20-plus years as a library reference associate at the Stanford Hospital Health Library. She is a graduate of the Foothill College Dental Hygiene program and earned her master’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Michigan. 

The Journal of Dental Hygiene is published six times per year and delivered to nearly 34,000 dental hygiene professionals. JDH is the standard for dental hygienists looking for the latest information and research to assist them in making evidence-based treatment decisions. ADHA members and paid subscribers have access to the 12 most recent months of content, and archived issues beyond one year are open access.

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