Trina Hutto


Trina Hutto


Academic Appointment(s)

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


I am an alumni of The Medical College of Georgia, graduating with honors from the program of dental hygiene. I received my Masters of Science in education, specializing in higher education from Kaplan University. I am currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Northcentral University to receive my EdD in Educational Leadership.

  • (706) 721-2938
  • GC 4346


  • MS, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Kaplan College, 2013

  • BS, Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Medical College of Georgia, 2008

  • AAS, Humanities/Humanistic Studies Georgia Military College, 2006

  • AS, Dental Clinical Sciences, General Georgia Military College, 2006

  • DIP, Dental Assisting/Assistant Augusta Technical College, 1997


  • Dental Hygiene License Ga Brd of Dentistry, 2014

  • Dental Hygiene License with IA SC Board of Dentistry, 2015

  • DHL Ga Brd of Dentistry, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • National Society of Leadership and Success Northcentral University, 2020

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

  • Certificate of Service Augusta University, 2018

  • Alpha Upsilon Phi Award 2008

  • MCG Dean’s List 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DHYG 3120

    Introduction to Clinic II
  • DHYG 3230

    Patient Care II
  • DHYG 3140

  • DHYG 3228

    Community Health Resrch Design
  • DHYG 3130

    Dental Radiology
  • DHYG 3100

    Intro to Clinic I
  • DHYG 3200

    Patient Care I

Teaching Interests

Promote critical thinking and self directed learning to create a graduate who will always be a student at heart and thrive to become a lifetime learner.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Healthcare Faculty’s Experiences with and Suggestions for Students’ Information Literacy Skills as the Skills Pertain to Evidence-based Practice: A Phenomenology Study, 2020
  • Treating Herpetic Lesions with Laser Therapy, 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Improve Implant Outcomes with Periodontal Maintenance, 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

Effects of diverse assessment techniques Diabetes in the periodontal patient- effects of the oral bacterial load on the patient's glucose levels. Reading and writing comprehension gaps between high school students and the entering college student.

Department Service

  • Dental Hygiene Liaison Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Testing Site Clinical Coordinator 2014 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

College Service

  • Faculty Practice RDH 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • International Rural Health Initiative 2021 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • Faculty representative 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Award Ceremony
  • Faculty representative 2014 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Graduation
  • 2016

    Role: Attendee, Convocation

Professional Service

  • Dental Hygiene Liaison Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Give Kids a Smile 2015 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Mission Of Mercy 2017

    Role: Other
  • American Heart Association- Heart Walk 2015 - 2015

    Role: Member