Laurie received her BS Degree in Dental Hygiene at The University of Maryland Dental School Baltimore, MD in 2011. She joined the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in 2015 as a hospital dental hygienist, and is currently a Clinical Research Specialist, Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner in the Oral Immunology and Inflammation Section for NIDCR.
At NIDCR, Laurie leads a clinical program focused on genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease and other immune mediated tissue destruction in the oral cavity.
Laurie Brenchley, RDH BS
Originally from Philadelphia, she received her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Temple University, Bachelor of Science from the George Washington University, and Master of Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Since 2003 she has been a faculty member in the Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Maryland School of Dentistry. MaryAnn has taught a variety of courses and has been the senior clinic coordinator at the Baltimore campus since 2013. In June 2020, she will transition to her new role as the Dental Hygiene Clinical Director for the University of Maryland’s new Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader (CDHL) program located at the Universities at Shady Grove. Her research activities and CE presentations have included the topics of Interactive Educational Technology in online learning, periodontal treatment planning, salivary diagnostics, implant maintenance, infection control in the dental setting, and geriatric oral health.
MaryAnn has worked extensively in both general and periodontal practices as a clinical dental hygienist. She continues to practice one day a week in private practice. She volunteers as a dental hygiene product evaluator for Clinical Research Associates, is a CDCA examiner, a CDC Inspector for the MSBDE, and served as the president of the Montgomery County Dental Hygienists’ Association from 2012-2016. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Brad, and her dog Izzy. If the weather is warm, you can find her working in the garden or relaxing on their screened-in porch listening to the relaxing sounds of their pond.
Mary Ann Schneiderman, RDH MS
Ms. Weerasinge has worked within the association for more than 1 year. She currently is a clinical dental hygienist at a private practice in Takoma Park, Maryland. Ms. Weerasinge is currently pursuing her master's in dental hygiene education and public health at University of Bridgeport. Outside of the association, she likes to spend time with her family.
Sonali Weerasinghe, RDH BS
Born and raised in Horseheads, NY and a 1960 graduate of SUNY Broome CC, Binghamton, NY.
Joann has worked in private practice in the Gaithersburg/ Rockville area for 50 years.
ADHA has been a part of her life during that time and she has served on the National, State and Component levels.
Mom to 4 Sons, Grandmother to 8 and GGrandmother to 1.
Family and friendships are the joy of her life and being a RDH.
Joanne Moretti, RDH
Susan graduated from Indiana University and has been in private practice for over 50 years. During this time she spent 20 years in Public Health. ADHA has been her professional home and she received several awards for membership as well as serving as MDHA’S President . She founded her local component MCDHA and continues to be active in the planning of CE courses. She served on the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and is still active with the testing procedure with CDCA.