Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD


Harold A. Henson, RDH, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene and is Director for Center of Teaching and Learning at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He has taught all levels of dental education: post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate.

Dr. Henson has held numerous positions at the national, state, and local dental hygiene levels. He has served on the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Councils of Education and Member Services and has served on the following editorials boards: ADHA’s ACCESS Magazine, Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, ADHA’s Journal of Dental Hygiene, and the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Henson has authored and co-authored articles in various peer-reviewed journals and has been a chapter contributor to several dental hygiene textbooks. He holds numerous teaching awards and distinctions in the profession.

Dr. Henson holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Psychology from the University of Houston. He earned a certificate in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He continued his graduate studies by completing a Master of Education in Allied Health Education and Administration from the University of Houston and Baylor College of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Human Resource Development with a specialization in Adult Education from Texas A&M University.

Updated: May 2020