Jen Kopp, BHS, RDH
Jen has been in the dental field since 2010. She graduated from Lake Land College in Mattoon, IL with her Associates degree in Applied Sciences, emphasis in Dental Hygiene. She later finished her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Missouri Southern State University in 2012. She worked in private practice in the dental office she grew up going to as a child in Springfield, Missouri for 8+ years. In 2017, she had what she describes an awakening and realized her heart belonged in public health. She left private practice to pursue this calling to work at a local health department providing teledentistry preventative services in a school-based program. In her most recent role she is the lead dental hygienist at a health clinic in St. Louis serves patients that are living with HIV. Jen has been involved with MDHA over the last 3 years serving as a BOT, Membership Committee Chair, alternate delegate, local component committee member, Vice President, Annual Session Committee Chair and now President Elect. What she enjoys the most about being a member is the friendships and the feeling of impacting her profession. Jen feels that as Dental Hygienists we are obligated to help people through our knowledge of preventive measures in oral health to live a better life, and she is committed to being involved in the change she wants to see in the dental hygiene profession.