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Shannon mills

Oral Healthcare Consulting Services

Dr. Shannon E. Mills, is an independent healthcare consultant and lecturer based in Concord New Hampshire.  Dr. Mills graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1977 and was commissioned as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force.  He completed a two-year general dentistry residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983.  During his Air Force career, he served in the US and overseas and gained broad experience in dental education, research, technical evaluation, medical logistics, and healthcare policy.   He retired as a Colonel in 2005 and joined the faculty of the University of Nevada School of Medicine as Assistant General Practice Residency Director.  In 2007 he was hired as Vice President for Professional Relations and Science at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord New Hampshire.  In 2016, he transitioned to become the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at PreViser Corporation, a subsidiary of Northeast Delta Dental specializing in oral health risk assessment software products for the dental benefit industry.  He retired from PreViser in 2018.

He is internationally recognized as an expert in dental infection control and safety with an emphasis on dental unit water quality. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics.  He was a member of the Advisory Group that prepared the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings—2003.   Dr. Mills was the editor of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Dental Waterline White Paper and Recommendations published in 2018.  He is actively involved in the development of dental industry standards as a member of American Dental Association/American National Standards Institute Standards Committees for Dental Products (ADA SCDP) and Dental Informatics (ADA SCDI) and is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Technical Committee 106 - Dentistry.  While at Northeast Delta Dental, he led a team that created innovative patient-centered benefit designs based on the digital oral health risk assessment that have demonstrated value in improving clinical outcomes and lowering costs to purchasers.

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