Heather Crockett-Washington, DDS, MPH
“Great leaders understand what the community needs, are innovative effective communicators, and live by their convictions.”
Heather Crockett-Washington’s passion is dental public health. “While working as a prison dentist in Ohio, on an Indian reservation in Minnesota, and in the emergency department at Miami Valley Hospital, I observed firsthand the incredible oral health disparities that exist among minorities,” she says. Her long-term career goal includes clinical practice as well as serving as an oral health advocate to identify and eliminate barriers to dental care for minorities.
While studying for her bachelor of arts in psychology at Whitman College in Washington State, she discovered an interest in dentistry. She completed her DDS studies at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and general practice residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. More recently, Crockett-Washington received her master’s in public health at the Yale School of Public Health.
Outside of dentistry she enjoys dance and is currently a “Science Cheerleader” who encourages young women to pursue careers in science. Formerly she was a professional cheerleader with the Cincinnati Bengals.