Cindy Hughes

Associate Professor

Cindy Hughes

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions: Dental Hygiene

  • (706) 721-2938
  • (706) 723-0220
  • GC 4352

Education

  • MED, Education, General Cambridge College, 2003

  • BS, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Medical College of Georgia, 1997

  • AS, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Medical College of Georgia, 1977

Certifications

  • CITI Conflicts of Interest Collaborative Institutional Training Iniiative,

  • CITI Human Research Group 2 Basic Course Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative,

  • CITI Human Research Group 7 Refresher Course Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative,

  • Florida Dental Hygiene License Florida Board of Dentistry, 2008

  • BLS and CPR American Heart Association,

  • Georgia Dental Hygiene License GA Board of Dentistry, 1977

  • DHL GA Board of Dentistry, 2007

Awards & Honors

  • 2019-2020 Augusta University Program/Dept Teaching Excellence Augusta University, 2019

  • 2019-2020 CAHS Program Teaching Excellence Nominee Augusta University, 2019

  • Distinguished Service Award GRU College of Allied Health Sciences, 2015

  • Above and Beyond Faculty Award Ultimate Medical Academy, 2009

  • Designated one of the Fabulous 40 Alumni MCG School of Allied Health Sciences , 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DHYG 4044

    Assess of Recognized Den Spec
  • DHYG 3285

    Dental Hygiene Practicum
  • DHYG 3120

    Introduction to Clinic II
  • DHYG 3230

    Patient Care II
  • DHYG 3125

    Theory and Practice II
  • DHYG 4042

    Dental Informatics
  • DHYG 3255

    Dental Specialty Clinic II
  • DHYG 3100

    Intro to Clinic I
  • PHAS 5136

    Otolaryngology
  • DHYG 3200

    Patient Care I
  • DHYG 4043

    Public Health & Workforce Iss
  • DHYG 3105

    Theory and Practice I
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II

Teaching Interests

Dental Hygiene Theory I and II Dental Specialties II Dental Hygiene Practicum Experience BS Degree Completion Program Public Health and Workforce Issues Dental Specialties Dental Informatics DH Pre-clinic; Clinic I, II and III

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Implementing Inter-Professional Education: Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant Activity, 2019
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Updated Blood Pressure Guidelines: Vital signs are still vital, 2018
    Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
  • RDH-BS Dental Hygiene Recruiting, 2012
  • Product Focus: OralDNA Labs’ MyPerioPath, 2011
  • Power-driven scalers: A review for practitioners, 2008
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • DH White Coat Ceremony 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • DH Admissions Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • SLO Development 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Evaluation Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Degree Completion Admissions 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Criminal Background Check Review 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Review and Selection Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Information Technology Advisory Committee 2012 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Faculty Council 2012 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Faculty Council SLO Review Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University "I Give" Campaign 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Dental College of GA Patient & Family Centered Care Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Commencement 2019

    Role: Attendee, Graduation
  • AU Graduation 2018

    Role: Attendee, Graduation
  • Recruiting 2015 - 2017

    Role: Student Recruiter

Professional Service

  • Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society 2013 - Present

    Role: Officer, Treasurer
  • Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association 2019 - 2020

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association Procedures Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Member
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Conference 2019 - 2019

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • DH Appreciation Day at the Capitol - 2018

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Give Kids a Smile 2020

    Role: Member
  • Give Kids a Smile 2019

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM) 2018

    Role: Member
  • Give Kids a Smile 2018

    Role: Member
  • American Heart Association Fundraiser 2017

    Role: Attendee, Meeting