Assistant Professor-Dental Health Programs, University of Maine at Augusta, Bangor
Nancy Foster is currently a full-time professor of dental health at the University of Maine at Augusta- Bangor campus. She teaches Community Dentistry, Periodontology as well as Oral Health for Target and Special Needs Populations courses. She also practices clinical dental hygiene part-time in Bangor at a practice limited to periodontics. Nancy has a passion for everything that promotes and advocates for oral disease prevention.
In 2014, Governor Paul LePage, appointed Nancy to the Maine Board of Dental Examiners. She enjoys serving the citizens of Maine in this capacity. She was recently nominated to the position of Treasurer/Secretary of the Maine Board of Dental Examiners. Nancy is also an active member of the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments and examines dental hygiene candidates throughout the country.
Prior to moving to Maine in 2002, Nancy worked in the non-surgical periodontal practice at The Forsyth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Nancy also held a position as a clinical research co-investigator at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She worked with both industry and governmental entities on a variety of research projects for over five years. During that time she co-authored a multitude of research articles that appeared in the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and the Journal of Dental Hygiene. On a personal note, Nancy resides in Hampden, Maine with her husband, son, and Jack Russell Terrier.