Renee is a tenured, Associate Professor who began teaching in the discipline of dental hygiene in 1990. Throughout this time, she has spanned clinical and didactic curriculum in all levels of dental hygiene education including Oral Radiology, Oral Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Dental Hygiene Research, Dental Hygiene Senior Project, Dental Hygiene Internship/Service Learning, Dental Hygiene Concepts I, II, III, IV and Advanced Dental Hygiene Concepts. Ms. Prajer is an enthusiastic educator who enjoys the utilization of technology in the classroom and initiating contemporary ideas into the dental hygiene curriculum. She has led experiential education internships in Honduras as well as on Native American Indian Reservations for the Lakota, Navajo and Cherokee tribes across the United States.
Professor Prajer is a published author in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, the Journal of Practical Hygiene and a co-author of DH Notes. Ms. Prajer has presented at the local, state and national levels. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Experiential Education Service-Learning Award the University's Excellence in Experiential Education Award, and the prestigious Excellence in Teaching award.
Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Hygienists' Association, the Connecticut Dental Hygienists' Association, the New Haven Dental Hygienists' Association and the National Society of Experiential Education. She is a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and also serves a Curriculum Consultant for the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation.