Ellen Gambardella, CDA, M.Ed is an acclaimed author and educator who has lectured nationally and internationally. In a nationwide search Ellen was selected as the Most Effective Dental Assistant Educator in the United States. The Massachusetts Dental Society presented her with their Special Award for Teacher of the Year. She is the recipient of the Goldin Foundation Award for Excellence in Education and the Dr. LeClaire Dental Professional Award for innovative and impassioned teaching. The United States Air Force recognized Ellen for her educational support of the 66th Dental Flight and Medical Group. She’s been awarded the title of Fellow from the ADAA. She is a former faculty member of Tufts and Northeastern Universities, Middlesex Community College, and Minuteman School of Applied Arts and Science.