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Melissa Obrotka, BA, RDH

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Melissa A Obrotka, BA, RDH, holds over 25 years of experience in the dental field and concentrated clinical experience with the dental implant patient population. Melissa’s core objectives for patient care are focused on a “holistic” approach to dental prevention, disease remission, and therapies that encompass total body health and wellness. Her approach to patient care is focused on biofilm disruption strategies for periodontal and peri-implant health and longevity while providing healthcare advocacy to patients.

In addition, Obrotka is a dental hygiene motivator, educator, podcast host, change agent, influencer, and industry thought leader. Obrotka served as a clinical adjunct professor at her alma mater, Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey, for six years. She elevated clinical education by instructing students on the oral microbiome, biofilm disruption and introduced the Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) methodology. Obrotka was nationally recognized in 2016 as a Master Clinician for her outstanding clinical expertise.

In 2017, Obrotka was named one of the “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know’’ by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and now serves as the US GBT Education Manager for EMS Dental.