Jennifer Henderson, RDH

Public Health Dental Hygienist
United States

Jennifer Henderson, RDH, BSDH

Jennifer is a native to Southern Nevada and loves treating and educating the children of the Clark County School District from which she is a former student. She is excited to help every school Future Smiles provides services for, but finds it special to provide this service at the very schools she once attended, such as E.W. Griffith and R.E. Tobler, Brinley Middle School, and Cimarron-Memorial High School.

After marrying the love of her life, Jennifer moved to Boulder City where she and her husband raise their two daughters. While her children were in elementary school Jennifer began her dental hygiene education. During dental hygiene school Jennifer volunteered for Future Smiles and fell in love with their ideals, further she found a passion for working with and educating children on oral health issues. Jennifer could not wait to graduate and work for this organization. In 2011, she graduated with High Honors and received her Associates in Dental Hygiene at the College of Southern Nevada. Upon graduation she was inducted in the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society where she currently serves as treasurer. She furthered her education by receiving her Bachelors in Public Health Dental Hygiene in 2014, graduating with High Honors.

Upon graduation in 2011, Jennifer worked in a few dental offices as a temporary hygienist, but knew public health is where her heart was. Jennifer began volunteering at Huntridge Teen Clinic. Under the experienced tutelage of Annette Lincicome, Jennifer acquired immeasurable oral health education that she would learn to provide to children of all ages. Finally in 2012, Jennifer officially became a hygienist for Future Smiles and hasn’t looked back. Jennifer loves when her students come back to tell her about their oral health and how they are taking care of their teeth. “It is extremely satisfying seeing smiling, shiny teeth and knowing the children are not in pain anymore. It is an awesome feeling having a part in helping and educating them on their oral health.”

When not providing oral health services, Jennifer enjoys gardening, cooking, and running. In 2017 she completed her second marathon in Phoenix, Arizona. Her family stays busy with high school sports, watching their oldest play soccer and youngest run for the cross country team. During free time they can be found enjoying Lake Mead or getting out of the heat and getting some fishing in somewhere in Utah. Jennifer is currently training for a sub two hour half-marathon