Shannon E. Mills D.D.S.

Independent healthcare consultant and lecturer

Dr. Mills graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1977 and was commissioned as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force. He completed a two-year general dentistry residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983. During his Air Force career, he served in the US and overseas and gained broad experience in dental education, research, technical evaluation of equipment and materials, healthcare accreditation, medical logistics, and healthcare policy. He retired as a Colonel in 2005 and joined the faculty of the University of Nevada School of Medicine as Assistant General Practice Residency Director in Las Vegas. In 2007 he was hired as Vice President for Professional Relations and Science at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord New Hampshire. In 2016, he transitioned to become the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at PreViser Corporation, a subsidiary of Northeast Delta Dental specializing in oral health risk assessment software products for the dental benefit industry. He retired from PreViser in 2018 to become an independent healthcare consultant. He is currently working with the CDC as a subject matter expert on infection prevention in dental settings under a contract with Cyberdata Technologies.

Dr Mills is internationally recognized as an expert in dental infection prevention and safety with an emphasis on dental unit water quality. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics. While serving on the USAF Surgeon General’s Staff, he participated as a member of the Advisory Group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings-2003. Dr. Mills was the editor of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Dental Waterline White Paper and Recommendations published in 2018. He is actively involved in development of dental industry standards as a member of American Dental Association/American National Standards Institute Standards Committees for Dental Products (ADA SCDP) and Dental Informatics (ADA SCDI) and is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 106 - Dentistry. Dr. Mills is the author of the American Dental Association Practical Guide to Effective Infection Prevention and Control published in 2022.

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