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Jennifer Osborne

Name:  Jennifer Osborne

Title:  Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

Current Position:  Faculty

Phone:  502-852-6198


Jennifer Osborne received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from Transylvania University in May, 2001.  She then received her Masters of Arts in Sociology from Georgia State University in May 2004.  Ms. Osborne moved back to Louisville, KY and began a career in Social Work.  After approximately two years of Social Work, Ms. Osborne decided to make a career change into Dental Hygiene.    She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 and immediately began working in private practice in the Louisville area.  She currently holds a dental hygiene license in both Kentucky and Indiana.  Ms. Osborne accepted the position of faculty member at University of Louisville’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2011. 

Teaching Activity:

  • Course Director:
    • Oral Health Education
    • Community Dental Health 1
    • Community Dental Health 2
    • Special Needs Patients
  • Co-Course Director:
    • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Course Participant:
    • Principles of Practice I, II, III, IV
    • Ethical Issues in Dentistry for the DMD students

Service Activity:

  • Community:
    • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association 1st Vice President (Current)
    • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association Trustee (Current)
    • Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association Legislative Committee (Current)
    • Smile KY!
    • RAM volunteer
  • University:
    • I2A Task Group
    • I2A Sun Grants Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Academic Achievement Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee
    • Blackerby Fund for Community Service Committee
    • Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee


  • American Dental Educators Association (ADEA)
  • American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
  • Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association (KyDHA)
  • Louisville District Dental Hygiene Association (LDDHA)
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