Inver Hills alumna serves as consultant for dental practices and organizations
Kathy Zwieg, CDA, LDA, a 1980 graduate of Inver Hills Community College, has been elected to the DALE Foundation Board of Trustees. The following biography was obtained from the DALE Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that provides quality continuing education and conducts sound research to promote oral health.
The DALE Foundation is the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB), the national certification board for dental assistants.
Kathy Zwieg, CDA, LDA, is a consultant focusing on the implementation of technology and operations initiatives within dental practices and organizations. Previously, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Inside Dental Assisting magazine and has also held numerous roles within dental practices, including director of professional relations and operations manager. She began her career as a chairside dental assistant and dental assisting instructor.
Ms. Zwieg’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Dental Office Management; the American Dental Assistants Association; and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention.
In 2010, she was appointed to the Minnesota Department of Health’s e-Health Advisory Committee as clinic manager representative, and has served on its communications and outreach and workforce development workgroups. In 2014, she was a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Zwieg has also served as board chair of Oral Health America and president of the American Dental Assistants Association.
Ms. Zwieg’s alma maters include the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota; and Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Ms. Zwieg is an author and contributor to dental assisting textbooks and magazines, among other publications. An avid volunteer, she believes everyone should give back to their profession and is honored to be serving as a DALE Foundation Trustee.
— Courtesy of The DALE Foundation
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