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Melissa Peterson

Instructor, Dental Hygiene Department: Health Sciences/Dental Hygiene Health Sciences/LRC (L) 304-N
Wilmington Campus
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Melissa Peterson was born and raised in Wilmington and lives with her husband Steve and son Camden. After graduating from the dental hygiene program in 2002, she worked in private practice as well as part-time in the dental hygiene program. In 2010, she was hired as full-time faculty and is currently the lead clinical instructor in the program.


  • Associate of Arts (A.A.), Peace College
  • Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.), Cape Fear Community College
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of North Carolina Wilmington
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