Crystal Spring, BSDH, RDH, LAP
Crystal Spring, BSDH, RDH, LAP is one of dentistry’s most powerful allies and advocates for oral health access to care. Backed by a foundation of clinical dental hygiene expertise, her passion for equitable dentistry is underscored by work in arenas that include public health leadership, professional mentorship, and non-profit development. A Montana native, Crystal’s heart and vision are bigger than the Montana skies she lives under. In 2018 she co founded Smiles Across Montana, a non-profit organization that covers the state with access to care programs that are changing the lives of countless children and seniors. She is also a co-founder of RISE, an organization empowering dental professionals with a map, journey, and inspiration to navigate professional passion and purpose. Crystal is widely recognized for her tireless leadership, advocacy, and public policy influence. In 2017 ADHA/HuFriedy presented her with the Master Clinician Award. She received RDH Magazine’s Sunstar Award of Distinction in 2019, Today’s RDH Honor Award in 2020, and was among Dimensions magazine’s 2021 list of “Six Dental Hygienists You Want to Know.” Along with serving as president of the Montana Dental Hygienists’ Association and as a Trustee to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, she has been featured in numerous industry articles and podcasts. Currently, she serves on the RDH magazine editorial advisory board and has authored numerous articles in areas of public health.