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Department of Dental Education - Advisors

Dental Education Students (Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, and Dental Laboratory Technology):

During the academic year (August through May) you will be advised by your faculty advisor listed below. In the summer months (May through August) you will be advised by your program director. Please contact the dental education office. You are assigned an academic advisor based on your last name. After identifying your dental advisor below, please email your advisor to schedule an appointment during the spring and fall semesters.

Auditing/Withdraw - The deadline to withdraw for the Fall 2013 semester is November 1. The Credit-to-Audit Deadline will be the end of the first week of the semester, Friday, August 30. Students wishing to audit a class need the signature of BOTH the INSTRUCTOR of the class and their academic ADVISOR.

Contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Academic Advisor Evaluation Form - After meeting with your advisor, please complete this form and deliver to IPFW, Dental Education Neff 150, 2101 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499.

Dental Assisting Advisors

Leeuw

Wilhemina Leeuw, MS, CDA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Advisor for Dental Assisting students with
last name A-L

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150H
E-mail: leeuw@ipfw.edu

Amber Simons

Amber Simons, BGS, CDA, EFDA
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Advisor for Dental Assisting students with
last name M-Z

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150
E-mail: simonsa@ipfw.edu

Connie Kracher, PhD, MSD
Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Dental Education

Advisor for Dental Assisting students only during the summer
Office: Neff Hall, Room 150
E-mail: dental_education@ipfw.edu

Dental Hygiene Advisors

Marlaina Lantzy

Marlaina Lantzy, MS, RDH
Visiting Instructor

Advisor for Dental Hygiene students with
last name A-G

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150C
E-mail: lantzym@ipfw.edu

Nichole Dicke

Nichole Dicke, MSDH, LDH
Laboratory Assistant

Advisor for Dental Hygiene students with the
last name H-O

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150D
E-mail: dicken@ipfw.edu

Nancy Mann

Nancy Mann, MSEd, RDH
Clinical Professor

Advisor for Dental Hygiene students with
last name P-Z

Office: Neff Hall, Room 130H
E-mail: mannn@ipfw.edu

Dr. Brenda Valliere

Brenda Valliere, RDH, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of the Dental Hygiene Program

Advisor for Dental Hygiene students only during the summer

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150F
E-mail: vallierb@ipfw.edu

Dental Laboratory Technology Advisors

Klepper-Jennifer

Jennifer Klepper, MPM, CDT, TE
Visiting Instructor

Advisor for Dental Laboratory Technology students with last name A-J

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150E
E-mail: klepjd01@ipfw.edu

Brooke Pratt

Brooke Pratt, MPM, CDT, TE
Visiting Instructor
Director of the Dental Laboratory Technology Program
Advisor for Dental Laboratory Technology students with last name K-Z and advisor for all Dental Laboratory Technology students during the summer

Office: Neff Hall, Room 150G
E-mail: ballbo01@ipfw.edu

 

Tips for Success

Making the most of Academic Advising Opportunities

  • Schedule advising appointments in advance of prime registration times.

  • Run an unofficial degree evaluation to track your progress. Bring it along to your advising session, marking any areas you question or do not understand

  • Make notes of any questions or concerns you have ahead of time to avoid forgetting them.

  • Arrive on time for your appointment. Prepare to make good use of the time.

  • Be open with your advisor about your personal goals, your study habits, and your concern about classes.

  • Keep an advising folder containing:

    1. a copy of the unofficial degree evaluation/audit

    2. a degree requirements sheet (bingo sheet)

    3. a copy of your most recent transcript

    4. notes from previous advising sessions

    5. credit transfer reports from IPFW Admissions (for transfer students), etc.