• Connie Griffin, Director of Dental Hygiene for Coastal Bend College (CBC) has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 31 years. She received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Bee County College, Beeville, Texas in 1986. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Training and Development in 2001, graduating Cum Laude, and a Master of Science in Counseling 2003, both from Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, Texas. After working as a dental hygienist for twelve years she began her teaching career at CBC as a part-time clinical instructor in 1998. She became a faculty member in 2003 and has enjoyed teaching several courses. Among her favorite are Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Pharmacology, Community Dentistry, Clinical Dental Hygiene, and Periodontology.

    She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists Association, and the Corpus Christi Dental Hygienists Association. In 2007-2008 she was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals. She has served as an advisor for the Student Chapter American Dental Hygienist Association and continues working with them. She has given presentations to the Guadalupe Valley Dental Society and is a member of the Head Start Advisory Committee.

    As an alumnus of Coastal Bend College and teaching for CBC, she has discovered her passion to assist students in gaining knowledge. She recognizes the value of an education at a community college and how it helps build a solid foundation.