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Bernice Mills, R.D.H., M.S., B.S.

Associate Dean of Student and Clinical Affairs

Associate Clinical Professor


Hersey Hall 224

Bernice is the Associate Dean of Student and Clinical Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   Prior to joining the WCHP Dean's Office, Professor Mills was a member of the Dental Hygiene Program for over 20 years and has extensive experience in dental hygiene education and administration.



Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership
University of Southern Maine
Master of Science in Adult Education
University of Southern Maine
Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene
Westbrook College
Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Dental Hygiene
Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis

Board Certifications and Licenses

Registered Dental Hygienist


Selected publications

Baker, David, Mills, Bernice.  Customization of a standard practice management software program to satisfy the needs of a dental hygiene program.  Journal of Dental Hygiene 2003; 77(2); 118-123.

Other scholarly activity

2008 Research Poster Presentation (Juried Abstract): Mills B, Harmer-Beem MJ. Predicting student success in a three year associate degree dental hygiene program using a practical programmatic model.  American Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Meeting.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2004 Research Poster Presentation (Juried Abstract): Harmer-Beem MJ, Mills B, Baker DL.  Herbal alternative medicine use in an urban dental hygiene clinic.  American Dental Hygienists' Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

Research interests

Predicting Student Success in a Three Year Degree Dental Hygiene Program Using a Practical Programmatic Model