About Lori J. Drummer


  • AAS in Dental Hygiene, Harper College
  • BS in Dental Hygiene, Northwestern University
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of Illinois
  • Graduate Certification in Career Specialist Studies, University of Illinois
  • Currently Enrolled: Masters in Community College Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois


Areas of Research Interest

  • Ergonomics and Dental Hygiene Instrumentation


Clinical Experience

  • Private practice (18 years)


Certification and Licensures

  • Registered Dental Hygienist since 1987
  • Certified in the delivery of local anesthetic


Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Illinois Dental Hygienists' Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Masters Project Concentration Award Winner: "Survey of Dental Hygiene Program Coordinators with Reference to Assessment of Dental Hygiene Study Achievement of Defined Program Competencies", University of Illinois - Springfield


Administrative Positions Held

  • Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator, Kennedy King College
  • Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator, College of Lake County

Selected Publications, Presentations, Books

  • Contributing author: Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, 2nd edition (Chapter 8: Ergonomics)

Recent Courses Taught

  • Principles in Dental Hygiene I and II
  • Preclinical Dental Hygiene I
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene I and II
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  • Periodontics
  • Review of Dental Literature