Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH
Lori began her career in dentistry as a DAI, while on summer break for her family dentist. College opportunities led her down the path to pursue a degree in education from Gardner Webb University, however, an opportunity to work in a local dental lab would bring her back into the field of dentistry. Lori became a ceramist, lab manager, and currently a lab owner. She owns and operates Athena Dental Solutions LLC – where she oversees the fabrication of dental prothesis and provides OSHA and HIPAA Compliance training for dental offices. Lori earned her certification as a Dental Lab Technician in 2005 and has recently been invited to study at the Dawson Academy. In 2006, Lori joined her husband’s practice as a DAII and Office Manager. Lori began a career in dental hygiene attending Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Upon graduation, she continued her education completing her BSDH while concurrently completing a dual MS in Dental Hygiene and Global Health from Old Dominion University (ODU) in VA. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Public Administration and Policy at ODU and is participating in the inaugural NC Dental Public Health Leadership Institute cohort at UNC Gillings School of Global Health.
Lori’s passion in clinical and organized dentistry in North Carolina have kept her and her husband very busy. Lori is active in the Metrolina Component of NC DHA, having served as Component Co-chair, Component Delegate and Annual Session Planning Committee. Lori is a member of ADEA, ADHA, and the NC Dental Lab Association. She is on the Dental Hygiene Advisory Council at CPCC and the Dental Assisting Advisory Council at Isothermal Community College. In addition, she has been adopted by NCDS First District as a liaison to assist in event planning and CE events. Lori is a published author – having scientific and clinical articles published in both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals. She and her husband reside in Shelby.
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