Janis McClelland, RDH
President Alternate - Delegate
After 45 years in dentistry I can truly say I have loved every minute and am looking forward to my newest adventure as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Dental Hygienists’ Association. I look forward to serving as President of WDHA.
My first adventure in dentistry began at the Southern California School for Dental Careers where I received my RDA certificate. 20 years later I was accepted to Forsyth School for Dental Hygienist in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1993. In 1996 I moved to Sandpoint, Idaho. While practicing in private practice in both Sandpoint and Coeur d Alene, I began my involvement in the Idaho Dental Hygienists’ Association serving as President in 2001. In 2006 I was appointed by the governor to the Idaho State Board of Dentistry. I have been a WREB examiner for 13 years and served on the WREB Dental Hygiene Committee for 2 years. My most rewarding activity is being a clinical director for the Special Olympics, Heathy Athlete~Special Smiles initiative and recently received a congressional appointment as an ambassador advocate for Autism Speaks. In January 2018, I started the Master’s Program in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University and beginning to write my thesis on autism and unmet dental needs. Currently I am teaching Pain Management, Pharmacology, Office Practice and Ethics at Sheridan College.
Having belonged to ADHA for 25 years I believe wholeheartedly in the future success and accomplishments of WDHA and ADHA. My hope is to become a valuable part of WDHA’s…… evolving…. effective…… successful……. adventurous….. journey.
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -Leonardo Da Vinci
Mary Sandy, RDH, BS, MSDH
Dental Hygiene Instructor
M. S. in Dental Hygiene Education, University of Minnesota
B. S. in Community Psychology, Saint Cloud State University
A. A. S. in Dental Hygiene, Saint Cloud Community & Technical College
Certificate in Dental Assisting, Central Lakes College
Mary is a full-time instructor in the Dental Hygiene Department. She comes to Sheridan College from Minnesota where she practiced dental hygiene for 20 years in a private dental clinic in Fridley. Mary also taught dental hygiene part- time at Herzing University in Minneapolis for 4 years. In support of our nation’s military, she spent free time in Minnesota traveling to armories and military bases providing dental care to service members as part of the military’s Deployment Readiness Program. Her teaching responsibilities at Sheridan College include but not limited to: General and Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Clinic. She loves to volunteer her skills as a dental hygienist with Give a Kid a Smile Day and traveling around the world providing dental care to impoverished populations through a non-profit organization, Global Dental Relief. Mary is a member of both the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Wyoming Dental Hygienist Association.