Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA

Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals

Marti Santizo is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals covering the western United States. She joined Colgate following a diverse career as a private practice clinical hygienist, a corporate regional manager, and a dental hygiene program director. Marti graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Dental Hygiene with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She received her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Marti has over 25 years of experience in private practice; 16 years were spent working with Dr. Gordon Christensen where she sat on the board of Clinicians Report (CR, formerly known as CRA. Marti is an active member of ADEA, CDHA and ADHA. She has served on the UT Dental State Board Ethics Committee, as well as President and Delegate of UDHA. As a Regional Manager, and a Dental Hygiene Program Director, she has educated dental hygiene students, territory representatives, and practicing dental professionals on best products and practice techniques. Her ability to speak Spanish has been utilized to help with the translation of educational media, and improve patient communication both in the operatory and in her humanitarian efforts in Latin America. Marti is an avid walker and on weekends she can be found walking through the beautiful Wasatch Mountains near her home.

Course Name:

The Science of Whitening, Something New to Smile About

Course Description:

This program will discuss the action mechanism of hydrogen peroxide and the differences between whitening and bleaching products. Strategies on engaging patient whitening discussions and the management of patient clinical outcome expectations will be explored. This course includes discussion of the implementation of a predictable, efficient, and state-of-the-art whitening system empowered with advanced ionic technology that will transform the whitening experience for both the dental practitioner and patient.