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Our mission is to provide services to dental and medical professionals to help them maintain professional compliance and grow their practices.


Danni Gomes

Danni Gomes, RDH
Danni Gomes, BSDH, RDH MAADH

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Ms. Gomes graduated from Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

Danni has 23 years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, with a license to practice in both the state of New York and New Jersey. Ms. Gomes is also an American Heart Association Certified Basic Life Support Instructor. She completed post graduate training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy with the Academy of Myofunctional Therapy and with the International Association of Orofacial Myology.

Danni is an adjunct faculty member at New York University College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Department. She is an Instructor in the Continuing Education Department at New York City College of Technology’s Dental Assisting Program.

Ms Gomes is a member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology, and a founding member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences. Danni is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, the American Dental Education Association, and the American Dental Hygienist’s Association in which she has served on the Continuing Education Peer Review Panel. She was on the Board of Director's for Unspoken Smiles Foundation from 2015-2017 and now serves on the marketing committee for the International Association of Orofacial Myology.

In 2013 she directed the Medical Emergencies course at Eastern International College.

Volunteer outreach mission In 2012 she went to Ile A’ Vache, Haiti to assess the dental needs of the residents.

Professional Affiliations


American Academy of Dental Hygiene is a respected organization responsible for accrediting continuing education courses for dental professionals. These standards have been accepted by various state licensing agencies for satisfying continuing education requirements.



The American Dental Hygienists' Association is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of the more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists (RDHs) across the country. Leading the way as a unified force, the ADHA continues to help move your career and your profession forward



The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals.


NYU College of Dentistry

The mission of the NYU College of Dentistry (NYUCD) is to partner with students in achieving academic excellence, providing the best oral health care, and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors to improve the health of the highly diverse populations in New York City and around the world. NYUCD's vision is to become the dental institution with the greatest impact globally on the health of society.



The Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences - engaged in advancing research, standards, education, and public health initiatives in the area of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Worldwide.


New York City College of Technology

Focused on preparing a technically proficient workforce and well-educated citizens. The College’s offerings encompass the pre-professional, professional and technical programs that respond to regional economic needs and provide access to higher education for all who seek fulfillment of career and economic goals through education



The International Association of Health Care Professionals is comprised of over 30 different medical specialties and sub associations, which are all committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and patient care. Through a variety of printed publications and online mediums, IAHCP provides its members with a platform to voice their opinions and connect with a wide audience of industry experts, patients, and colleagues from around the world.


Danni is a passionate Educator!
She loves to help people grow professionally!

Published Articles

Toward Implementing Primary Care at Chairside: Developing a Clinical Decision Support System for Dental Hygienists

Introduction: The goal of this project was to use the Consolidated Frame- work for Implementation Research (CFIR) as the theoretical foundation for developing a web-based clinical decision support system (CDSS) for primary care screening and care coordination by dental hygienists at chair side.

Authors: Stefanie L. Russell, Ariel Port Greenblatt, Danni Gomes, Shirley Birenz, Cynthia A. Golembeski, Donna Shelley, Matthew McGuirk, Elise Eisenberg, and Mary E. Northridge

Views of Dental Providers on Primary Care Coordination at Chairside: A Pilot Study

Purpose: There is a need for research to facilitate the widespread implementation, dissemination and sustained utilization of evidence-based primary care screening, monitoring and care coordination guidelines, thereby increasing the impact of dental hygienists’ actions on patients’ oral and general health.

Authors: Mary E. Northridge, PhD, MPH, Shirley Birenz, RDH, MS, Danni M. Gomes, RDH,Cynthia A. Golembeski, MPH, Ariel Port Greenblatt, DMD, MPH, Donna Shelley, MD, MPH and Stefanie L. Russell, DDS, MPH, PhD