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Dr. Naquilla Thomas

Faculty Member

Dental Hygiene
College of Health


Dr. Naquilla Thomas, RDH, EdD., is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene at Clayton State University. With more than 18 years of clinical and academic experience combined in the practice of dental hygiene and dental hygiene education, she has served in various roles where she led collaborative efforts across the healthcare disciplines. Her research passion is Interdisciplinary Healthcare


BS, Dental Hygiene, Medical College of Georgia, 2003

MAEd, Adult Education, Central Michigan University, 2008

EdD, Education, Argosy University, 2014

Awards and Honors

ADEA/AAL Faculty of Color Tuition Scholarships for Professional Development, ADEA/AAL Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program, Award, 2016

Distinguished Alumni Award, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA, Award, 2015

Nominated for Rick Perkins Award of Excellence (2014) (2015), West Georgia Technical College, Award, 2015