Crest Oral-B have selected Trudy Meinberg from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry, Department of Surgical Specialties as the second recipient of their Pros in the Profession award program.  Currently a Staff Hygienist and Clinical Instructor, Trudy has distinguished herself through more than 30 years of practice in both private and collegiate practice settings. 

”I am so honored to be recognized by Crest Oral-B,” said Trudy Meinberg.  “Educating patients and working with periodontal residents on proper oral health for their patients has always been my focus and I thought that was reward enough, but to be a Pro in the Profession is such a great opportunity!”  

Trudy has found many occasions to apply her passion for science and helping others throughout her career as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  In her role as a Staff Hygienist and Clinical Instructor, Trudy sees patients and works with the periodontal residents concerning their maintenance therapy education.  She also teaches clinical periodontics to the undergraduate dental students at the UNMC College of Dentistry; where she got her own Bachelor of Science.  Additionally, Trudy has contributed to several research studies and has been published in a number of scholarly journals.  However, on top of that, her love for oral care also extends into her community where she volunteers and has even helped members of her local Boy Scout Troop earn their dental merit badge. 

“I not only want to give people a thorough cleaning, I want to educate them about proper oral hygiene at the same time,” said Trudy.  “As a Pro in the Profession, I have even more opportunities to educate people on how to have better oral hygiene now and into the future.” 

Trudy has received various other awards and honors for her work, including the UMNC College of Dentistry Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.  As a Pro in the Profession winner, she will receive a $1,500 monetary prize, a VIP all-expense-paid trip to ADHA’s 88th Annual Session in Nashville, a pampering spa experience, an award and recognition at major conferences and in dental trade publications throughout the year, plus an exclusive trip to P&G headquarters with four other Pros in the Profession award recipients! 

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