Associate Professor
School of Dental Hygiene

Denise Mckinney

NORFOLK, 23529

M.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, (2011)

B.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University, (2010)

B.S. in Psychology, Old Dominion University, (2010)

Dental Hygiene License
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Board of Dentistry
Date Obtained: 2010-01-01
Local Anesthesia Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
CPR Certification
Sponsoring Organization: American Red Cross
Date Obtained: 2011-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

McKinney (Claiborne), D., Stull, S., Bennington, L. K., Isibel, D., Blando, J. and Boshier, M. "Service-Learning Mini-Grant" $925. Old Dominion University. January 2015 - May 2015


Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygiene
Tooth whitening methodologies, oral health disparities among minority adolescents and children

Research Interests

Children's oral health, primary care provider attitudes towards children's oral health, collaborative practice related to children's oral health. Utilization of preventive dental services among children.


McKinney (Claiborne), D. (2018). The role of fluoride in caries prevention. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 16 (2) , pp. 34-36.
McKinney (Claiborne), D., McCombs, G., Lemaster, M. F., Laroussi, M. and Akman, A. (2014). Effects of Low Temperature Atmospheric Pressure Plasma on Tooth Whitening. International Journal of Dental Hygiene.
McKinney (Claiborne), D. (2013). Root of the Problem. Dimensions of Dent Hygiene.
McKinney (Claiborne), D. (2012). Medication Use and Xerostomia. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene 10 (11) , pp. 34-38.

Book Chapters

Darby, M. M., Walsh, M. and McKinney (Claiborne), D. (2015). The Dental Hygiene Care Environment Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier .


( 2012). Paper 4th Annual Dentsply/ADHA Graduate Dental Hygiene Research Program .
  • 2016: Shining Star Recognition, Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2015: Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association Outstanding Member, Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association
  • 2015: Shining Star Recognition, Student Engagement and Enrollment Services
  • 2015: Faculty Award of Appreciation , School of Dental Hygiene