Faculty & Staff

Dental Hygiene Group Photo

The Department of Dental Hygiene is located on the 3rd floor of Ahlberg Hall
Phone Contact: (316) 978-3614 ot Toll Free (800) 340-7472
Fax: (316) 978-5459

Kelly Anderson

Kelly L. Anderson, RDH, MHS
Assistant Professor & Senior Clinic

Contact Kelly Anderson:

Content Area Taught:  Dental Hygiene Concepts II, Ethics & Jurisprudence, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Kelly Anderson received the Bachelor of Dental Hygiene degree in 1983 and the Master of Health Science in 1994, both from Wichita State University. She has nearly two decades of experience as a practicing dental hygienist.  She has been a faculty member since 2001 at Wichita State University, and acted as senior clinical coordinator, teaching didactically in senior level courses such as Concepts II and Ethics and Jurisprudence.  Additionally, she teaches degree completion course through distance learning.



Lisa D. Belt , RDH, MS
Clinical Educator

Contact Lisa Belt:

Content Area Taught:  Dental Materials, Periodontics, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Lisa Belt is a clinical educator and is the dental materials and periodontics instructor. She has been active in dental hygiene practice for over 30 years and her experience includes practice at the Veterans Administration hospital, Wichita, Kansas and in periodontal and general practice offices. Lisa completed her Master’s thesis in dental hygiene with an emphasis in education at Idaho State University. Lisa’s passion lies in empowering others with the attitude, knowledge, and skills to facilitate informed decisions concerning their health or the health of others.



Natalie Delacruz

Natalie Delacruz, RDH, MAEd
Clinical Educator

Contact Natalie Delacruz:

Natalie M. Delacruz, RDH, MAEd

Content Area Taught: Community Oral Health Management I & II, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Natalie Delacruz graduated from New York University Dental Hygiene Program in 2006 with an Associate in Applied Science degree. She later received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology in 2010 and her Master of Art in Education degree from Ashford University in 2012. Her passion lies with online education/technology and curriculum design. Most of her professional life has been in private practice varying in locations from Meridian, Idaho to Saint Petersburg, Florida. She began her teaching career at WATC prior to joining the faculty at WSU. Mrs. Delacruz is a devoted military wife with three amazing children. She is so proud to be working at WSU in the dental hygiene department.


Barbara Gonzalez

Barbara M. Gonzalez, RDH, MHS
Senior Clinical Educator, Assistant
Director & Junior Clinic Coordinator

Contact Barb Gonzalez:

Content Area Taught:  Preclinical Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene, Oral & Dental Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Barbara Gonzalez grew up in western Kansas.  She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Wichita State University in 1984 with her Bachelor of Health Science in Dental Hygiene degree, and received her Master of Health Science degree, also from WSU, in 1987.  She is the junior clinic coordinator and is proud to be part of the teaching faculty at her alma mater.   

Most of her professional life has revolved around educating future dental hygienists.  Even while working as a clinical dental hygienist in private practice, Barbara taught part-time as a clinical instructor.  She also worked for several years as a consultant, supervising dental hygiene students providing services to persons with disabilities at the KETCH job training facility. She has a very supportive husband with whom she has four terrific children.



Denise C. Maseman, RDH, MS
Assistant Professor and
Department Chairperson

Contact Denise Maseman:

Content Areas Taught: Pain Management, Issues in Dental Hygiene, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Denise Maseman is the Department Chair and Assistant Professor of the Dental Hygiene Department at Wichita State University.  She joined the faculty in 1981.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  She worked initially in private practice in St. Louis, MO and Omaha, NE.  She began her teaching career at the University of Minnesota prior to joining the faculty at WSU. 

At WSU, she has taught numerous courses and currently teaches Pain Management and Issues in Dental Hygiene.  She is an Examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Agency and a prior member of the Kansas Dental Board.  She has been an active member of the local and state dental hygiene professional association. 



Kathy Trilli

Kathryn M. Trilli, RDH, BS, ECPII

Contact Kathryn Trilli:

Content Area Taught:  Dental Radiology, Dental Concepts III, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Kathy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 40 years after receiving her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene for Sheridan College (Wyoming) and a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene degree from Midwestern State University (Texas).

At WSU, she works as a part-time Clinical Educator in Pre-Clinic and teaches Dental Radiology and Dental Radiology Lab.  Also, Kathy works as a Parent Educator for children with Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord injuries and Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate at the KU School of Medicine Specialty Clinics held at the Medical Arts Tower Building and the Plastic Surgery Center, Wichita.

Kathy has enjoyed previous education experience in Texas at Midwestern State University and Texas Woman’s University.  She is currently working toward a Master’s Degree of Education degree at Newman University.

Community events include serving as President of the Wichita Dental Hygienists’ Association, a member of the Wichita Oral Health Coalition and Kansas Dental Mission of Mercy 2013 Committee.  She is married to Vic Trilli and has four children:  Shannon, Leah, Jon, and Ryan.


Clinic Staff


Carol D. Trent
Clinic Manager

Contact Carol Trent:

To contact the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation
Dental Hygiene Clinic :

Phone:  316-978-3603
Fax:  316-978-5334
Website: www.wichita.edu/dhclinic


Office Staff

Karla Sharp

Karla J. Sharp
Administrative Specialist

Contact Karla Sharp:

To contact the Dental Hygiene Office:

Phone:  316-978-3614
Fax:  316-978-5459
Website: www.wichita.edu/dh

Online Advisor

John Sandlin, Online Advisor

John Sandlin
Online Academic Advisor/
Enrollment Specialist


To contact the Online Educatin Office:

Phone:  316-978-3610
Fax:  316-978-3056
Location: Ahlberg Hall Room 500