DHSc, EFDA, CDA
A dynamic and engaging national speaker and educator, Theresa enjoys taking both dental and expanded functions assistants to their next level facilitating her interactive presentations. Working in clinical and academic dentistry for four decades and competent in curriculum design and assessment, she currently teaches Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Lecture and Laboratory courses at Harcum College, where employed as the Director of Professional Studies.In 2018, Dr. Groody was reappointed for her second term serving in the newly created EFDA position on the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry, and elected as the Board Secretary in 2022. As an appointed curriculum consultant for the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), Dr. Groody conducted site visits evaluating assisting programs across the country and completed her Doctoral dissertation in 2021, focused on excellence in preclinical education of dental assistants and EFDAs. Dr. Groody is a DANB certified dental assistant (CDA), a founding member of the Pennsylvania EFDA Association, a member of the ADAA, ADEA, and an advisory board member for several programs.
Dr. Groody receives financial support from Dentsply Sirona for workshop supplies.