Jane L. Forrest

Jane L. Forrest



Professor Emerita
Dental Public Health & Behavioral Dentistry
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Los Angeles, California

Qualifications & Accomplishments

  • Director, National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice, Inc.
  • Planned, implemented and evaluated global research conferences.
  • Received over $3.1 million in federal, association and industry funding for educational research, projects and programs.
  • Retired from the University of Southern California, effective September 30, 2019.
  • 40 years of education, research and consulting experience via full-time faculty appointments at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, MD; Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia, PA; and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
  • 10 years of business experience & ownership – staffing and practice management consulting.
  • Serve on American and International editorial review boards for dental and dental hygiene publications.
  • Invited external reviewer of research priorities, standards of clinical practice and systematic reviews for American and International Organizations.
  • Published 96 scientific articles; developed 14 online courses and book chapters on evidence-based decision making (EBDM), and 2 textbooks and faculty guides on EBDM.
  • Presented over 135 programs at local, national and international meetings.
  • Served on the Board of Trusties of the ADHA.
  • Served on association and federal grant review committees.
  • Received the 2017 ADA/AADR Evidence-based Dentistry Award, Accomplished Faculty Category.
    • Research, Academic and Consulting interests:
    • Evidence based/Clinical Decision-making
    • Prevention of Oral Diseases
    • Self-assessment
    • Quality Assurance