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Penny Hatzimanolakis

Clinical Associate Professor
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Office:
Rm: JBM 362
Tel: 778-998-0924



Research Areas:

Photodynamic Therapy

Teaching Areas:

Periodontology, Periodontal Instrumentation, Oral Health Education, Clinical Therapy, Policy Analysis, Cultural Competence, Conflict Resolution, Integration, Professionalism, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Dental Anatomy, Histology and Embryology , E-Portfolio


Penny Hatzimanolakis received her education at UBC, completing both a Bachelor (2004) and Master degrees (2009) in Dental Science. In 1994, she obtained her diploma from Vancouver Community College in Dental Hygiene. 
 
At UBC, she is involved in both the Dental ( DMD) and Dental Hygiene ( DHDP) Programs. She is the DMD 3rd year coordinator of the Periodontal Instrumentation Module and in the DHDP, she takes part in all four years instructing in numerous courses from dental anatomy to online evidence based practice. 
 
She also practices with a periodontal/prosthetic specialty team. In addition, she created a consulting company, UpScale Consulting, to assist Dental Hygienists and their teams to achieve the highest standard of care.  
She also assists the profession via her study club, VIP, which is affiliated with the Seattle Study Club. 
 
Her research focuses on periodontal disease and the use of photodynamic/photodysinfection therapy but is also involved in multi-aspects of research from dental implants to oral-self care. She has published and co-authored in multiple journals. 
 
Professor Hatzimanolakis is dedicated to both the students and Faculty. She is the Chair of the Admissions Committee, as well as a Faculty Advisor. She was awarded the Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award in 2012.