Nikia Washington

Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Dentistry, Department of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry


Dental Hygiene



My career in dental hygiene began in 2008 after graduating with my BSDH from University of Michigan. I enjoyed working in private practice in the Washington DC area for 13 years. In 2011 I received my Master of Public Health where my focus was access to care for underserved and at risk populations. I began teaching clinical dental hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College in 2016. During my time at NOVA I was able to expand my teaching experiences to include radiology and local anesthesia. I am privileged to be a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, the Michigan Dental Hygiene Association, and the American Dental Educators Association.