Carissa Regnerus, RDH, MA
Associate Professor
University of South Dakota
Carissa Regnerus earned her Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education in 2011. She has practiced primarily in Vermillion, SD. In 2001, she began as a clinical instructor at USD and is now an Associate Professor. Carissa currently teaches clinical and didactic courses and is the department’s IPE Champion. She is currently serving on the South Dakota Oral Health Coalition’s steering committee as well as fulfilling the role of President Elect for the South Dakota Dental Hygienists’ Association. She has presented at several regional and state meetings.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Complexity of the healthcare system continues to grow, in part due to the multifaceted approaches among various health professionals, the need for preventative and health management efforts, and an increased emphasis on clinical and community-based services. Breakdown in communication can have negative implications on health outcomes. The public seeks highly coordinated and effective healthcare teams who communicate to provide the best possible outcomes responsive to critical health issues. Interprofessional education (IPE) experiences, as described in this session, help ensure health…