Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS (bio)

Researcher, author, and Professional Member, National Speakers Association

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Mailing Address: 155 Normandy Court, San Carlos, California, United States of America 94070
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Seminars for Womens Health & Sex-Based Medicine

Fields of Interest:

Women’s Health

Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • Oral Health
  • Womens Health & Wellness
  • Sex-Based Medicine
  • Oral Care for the Cancer Patient
  • Oral Cancer
  • Immunology and Periodontal Disease
  • and Tobacco Related Issues

Recent Engagements:

  • University of Texas Houston July 2003
  • Academy of General Dentistry July 2003
  • EuroPerio Berlin Germany June 2003
  • International Womens Leadership Conference Sweden June 2003
  • American Dental Hygienists Association NY June 2003
  • NJ Dental Association June 2003
  • Loyola Medical Center May 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania May 2003
  • Interdent May 2003
  • Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association May 2003
  • Ohio Total Development Workshop May 2003
  • Foothill College May 2003
  • Peninsula Dental Hygienists’ Association May 2003
  • Oregon Dental Hygienists’ Association April 2003
  • Tennessee Dental Hygienists’ Association April 2003
  • Cabrillo College April 2003
  • Montgomery-Bucks County Dental Hygienists’ Association March 2003
  • Liz Graham Seminars March 2003
  • Santa Clara Dental Hygienists’ Association February 2003
  • Santa Rosa Junior College February 2003
  • Old Dominion University February 2003
  • Loma Linda University February 2003
  • Office of Robert Pick DDS
  • Chabot College
  • International Federation of Dental Hygienists’ Australia
  • New Zealand Dental Hygienists’ Association
Length of presentation:1 hour - 8 hours
Travels From:San Francisco, CA
Travel Limits:
Target Audience:Dental Hygienists
Target Audience - Other:Health Care Professionals
AV Requirements:LCD Projector
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Maria graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Hygiene in 1971 and is the recipient of the 1999 University of Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Alumni Achievement Award. She is also a 2003 winner of the Pfizer/ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene. She earned her BA in Health Services Administration from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a MS in Health Science from San Francisco State University.

As a noted researcher, author, and speaker, Maria has presented seminars nationally and internationally on topics such as Women’s Health and Wellness, Oral Care for the Cancer Patient, Oral Cancer, and Immunology and Periodontal Disease. She has appeared on several network television interviews regarding the link between periodontal disease and systemic disease, and in 2001 appeared on the Fox Health Network/WEBMD.TV -- The "Cutting Edge Medical Report.” A number of radio interviews were conducted in February 2002 across the country, to emphasize the importance of oral health as a foundation for systemic health and a beautiful smile.

Maria is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Oral Health Research Group, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and is an American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) delegate to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists’ (IFDH). She attended the IFDH meeting in Australia where she was one of two keynote speakers. Her keynote topic was “Current Concepts in Immunology for Dental Hygiene.”
Maria is a life member of the ADHA and the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA). She currently sits on the Editorial Review Board of ACCESS Magazine. In addition, she is a quoted expert in the soon to be published, Women Doctors' Guide to Health and Healing.

Maria is a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Smoking Cessation Leadership Center Program. She was appointed to the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC), Women’s Health Advisory Council, and reviews content for their website. As an active board member of the Dental Health Foundation, the dental public health organization in California, she helps underserved communities and contributes to the education and policy making of a number of organizations. Maria served as the 1997-98 President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), and currently serves on an advisory panel to develop “The Future of Dental Hygiene Report.”. She can be reached at or

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