She has held a variety of committee and officer roles with the NDHA and the Panhandle Component of the NDHA. In addition, she received her Dental Hygiene Public Health Authorization for treating children and adults in the state of Nebraska, which allows her to serve children at sealant programs and residents at local nursing homes.
Baker is a dedicated advocate for dental hygiene education and access to preventive oral health services for underserved communities, especially in rural Nebraska.
"I feel extremely honored and humbled to have been nominated and to have received such an award," she said. "I know I would not have been able to receive this award without the inspiration of my seniors, mentors, and colleagues at the College of Dentistry, the support from my family, and the opportunities in leadership that the NDHA has provided me."
Congratulations Nicole. You deserve this award. Bill Johnson