Marianne’s Bio


Marianne Dryer, RDH, MEd

Marianne Dryer is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine. Marianne was the first year coordinator at Collin College in Dallas Texas for six years where she was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award and was nominated for the Advisor of the Year. She has been a faculty member at Cape Cod Community College since 2007, and Program Director since 2019. Marianne is also a Periodontal Instrumentation Instructor for DH Methods of Education, Inc., an educational program for dental and dental hygiene faculty. She has been a strong advocate for introducing ultrasonic instrumentation into dental hygiene curriculums earlier and with more structured, foundational content.

Associations and Affiliations

ADHA – American Dental Hygiene association

MDHA – Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association

IFDH – International Federation of Dental Hygienists

AAOSH – American Academy of Oral Systemic Health

Sigma Phi Alpha – National Dental Hygiene Honor Society

NEDG – Founder New England Dental Hygiene Directors Group