Trina Hutto

Assistant Professor

Trina Hutto

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

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


I am an alumnus of The Medical College of Georgia, graduating with honors from the program of dental hygiene. I received a Masters of Science in education, specializing in higher education from Kaplan University. I received my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program in the Department of Undergraduate Health Professions.

  • (706) 721-2938
  • GC 4346


  • DED, Educational Leadership and Adm Northcentral University, 2020

  • 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

  • Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society, Faculty Inductee Beta Upsilon Chapter Augusta University, 2020

  • 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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DHYG 3140

  • DHYG 3270

    Radiology Technique II
  • DHYG 3228

    Community Health Resrch Design
  • DHYG 3130

    Dental Radiology
  • RSTP 5502

    Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
  • DHYG 3100

    Intro to Clinic I
  • DHYG 3200

    Patient Care I
  • DHYG 3245

    Radiology Tech 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
Oral systemic connection in the periodontal patient
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 Development Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Curriculum and Policy Meeting 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Practice RDH 2016 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Faculty Development Committee- AUFS 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • University Curriculum and Policy Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

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