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Linda Boyd, RDH, RD, EdD

Professor & Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Department: Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene



Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene


Dental Hygiene (BS)
Dental Hygiene (Fast Track BS)
Acupuncture (DAc)


Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR (1978)
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Management, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (1995)
Dietetic Internship, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA (1998)
Dietetic Internship, Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA (1998)
Master of Science in Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA (1998)
Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Portland State University, Portland, OR (2005)

Research Interests

Interprofessional patient care
Nutrition & oral health
Link between systemic disease and periodontal disease
Development of critical thinking in health professions students
Student learning

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Lauten J, Boyd L, Hanson B, Lillie D, Gullion C, & Madden T. A clinical study: Melaleuca, Manuka, Calendula and green tea mouth rinse. Phytotherapy Res, 2005;19(11):951-957.

Boyd LD, Fun K, Madden T. Initiating Tobacco Curricula in Dental Hygiene Education: A Descriptive Report. Substance Abuse, 2006;27(1/2):53-60.

Boyd LD and Palmer CA. Nutrition Implications in Common Chronic Health Problems: Hypertension, Osteoporosis, and Immune-Compromising Conditions. In: Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health, 2nd Ed. Palmer CA, ed. Prentice-Hall Health Inc., 2007.

Boyd LD. Nutrition and the Periodontium, In Diet and Nutrition in Oral Health, 2nd Ed. Palmer CA, ed. Prentice-Hall Inc., 2007.

Madden T, Herriges B, Boyd LD, Laughlin G, Chiodo G & Rosenstein D. Alterations in HbA1c Following Minimal or Enhanced Non-Surgical Treatment of Gingivitis or Mild Periodontitis in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Pilot Trial. J Contemp Dent Practice, 2008;9(5):9-16.

Boyd, LD. Development of Reflective Judgment in the Predoctoral Dental Clinical Curriculum. European J Dent Educ. 2008; 12(3):149-158.

Boyd LD, Hartman-Cunningham M, Calomeni J. Survey of Diabetes Knowledge and Practices of Dental Hygienists. J Dent Hyg. 2008;82(5):1-17.

Stegeman C and Boyd LD. Prevention Strategies for Oral Components of Systemic Conditions, In Prevention in Clinical Oral Care. Capellli DP and Mobley CC., eds. Elsevier. 2008.

Stegeman CA, Davis JD and Boyd LD. The Dental Hygienists' Guide to Nutritional Care, Davis JD, Stegeman CA. ed. 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2009.

Palmer CA and Boyd LD. Nutrition, Diet and Oral Conditions, In Primary Preventive Dentistry, Harris HO, Garcia-Godoy F and Nathe, CA. ed. 7th ed. Prentice Hall Inc., 2009.


American Dental Education Association Education Research Award (2002)
American Dental Education Association, Journal of Dental Education 2002: Best article in the "Critical Issues in Dental Education" category
Health Care Heroes Educator Category Top Honors (2009)
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation Curriculum Consultant (2005 to present)

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

American Dietetic AssociationChair, Evidence Analysis Library Fluoride Work GroupContent Advisory, Nutrition and Oral Health Position Paper Work Group
American Dental Education Association
--Chair, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Microbiology Section
--Chair, Graduate Dental Hygiene Program Directors Special Interest Group
--Member, Program Directors Conference Planning Committee
--Chair, ADEA/ADHA Work Group on Graduate Dental Hygiene Program Competencies
American Dental Hygienists' Association
--Chair, Council on Research