Lori Schmidt

Professor of Dental Assisting

Lori Schmidt
Email
lschmidt@kaskaskia.edu
Phone
618-545-3320
Location
Main Campus
Office
Professional Careers, PC 168

Year Hired
2001

Degree
Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Lake Land Community College 1997
Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education from SIU Carbondale 2004.

Awards & Recognitions 
1997 Proctor and Gamble Preventative Dentistry Award
1997 HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award
2008-2009 Student Congress Outstanding Professor Award
2011 Community Education Award
2013 Faculty Assessment Award
2017 President of the Illinois Dental Assists Association (ILDAA), two-year term.

Student Organizations
Dental Assisting Club Sponsor

Professional Affiliations
Member of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS)
Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)
American Dental Educators Society (ADES)
American Dental Assisting Association (ADAA)
President of the Illinois Dental Assisting Association

What did you do before teaching at Kaskaskia College? Before teaching at Kaskaskia College I was a dental assistant, dental receptionist, and a dental hygienist. My entire life I have worked in the dental field.

What was your proudest teaching moment? There are actually three. #1. When a student wrote an article on how much I influenced her life. #2. When graduates call, email, or text to say how much they appreciate what they learned while they were in the program. #3. Every time a student about to graduate is pinned for successfully completing the program.

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