Gillian Dunn began her teaching career as a part-time professor for the Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting and Dental Reception programs at Durham College in 2004. A year later she became a full-time professor and since that time has taught the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Clinic Practice, Dental Assisting Clinic Theory, Dental Imaging, Emergencies, Nutrition, Dental Reception Clinic Theory and Radiography Practice courses.
An alumna of Durham College, Dunn graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 1992. She continued her education by obtaining her Dental Hygiene diploma from George Brown College in 1994 and received her Bachelor of Physical Education from McMaster University in 1991.
Prior to joining the School of Health & Community Services, Dunn worked as a dental assistant and hygienist for 11 years. She is committed to maintaining up-to-date clinical skills and continues to work in a general practice during the summer months.
In her current role, Dunn was instrumental in the planning and implementation of the college’s new mouthguard clinic, which recently equipped more than 80 child hockey players with protective mouth gear. In addition she is active in the community, providing oral health awareness workshops for diabetes support groups and local women’s shelters.