Yvette Reibel, EdD, LDH

Assistant Professor
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Office Phone
Office Address

8-536C Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Primary Dental Care,
Division of Dental Hygiene


Assistant Professor
MSDH Program Director


Certificate, Harvard Medical School
Major: Foundations of Clinical Research

EDD, Maryville University
Major: Higher Education Leadership

MSDH, University of Minnesota
Major: Dental Hygiene Education

BSDH, University of Minnesota
Major: Dental Hygiene

BA, University of St. Thomas
Major: Biology

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Dr. Reibel received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from the University of St.
Thomas, St. Thomas, and decided to pursue dental hygiene at the University of Minnesota,
School of Dentistry. After completing the Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Reibel practiced
clinical dental hygiene in the Twin Cities for over a decade. She earned her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education from the University of Minnesota and was offered a faculty position in the Division of Dental Hygiene. After several years in higher education, Dr. Reibel earned her doctorate degree in higher education leadership from Maryville University, St. Louis, MO. Her teaching experience includes instruction to dental hygiene, dental therapy, and dental students in clinical and classroom settings in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education programs. 


Selected Publications

Arnett M, Paulson D, Blue C, Evans M, Reibel Y. Health topics emerged from
brief-motivational interviewing: A randomized clinical trial. J Int Dent Hyg. 2023 Aug.
Centennial Issue

Abbott A, Reibel Y, Arnett M, Marka N, Drake M. The Oral and Systemic Health Implications
of Electronic Cigarettes Usage as Compared to Conventional Tobacco Cigarettes: a
literature review of recent evidence. J Dent Hyg. 2023 Aug, 97(4): 21-35.

Williamson K, Milone A, Reibel Y. Evaluating an Interprofessional Pharmacy and Dental
Hygiene Case-Based Learning Activity with Student Reflections. Curr Pharm Teach
Learn. 2023 Apr 5;S1877-1297.

Bast K, Arnett MC, Lindgren BR, Drake M, Reibel YG. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions
of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Students towards End-stage Renal Disease: A
pilot study. J Dent Hyg. (Sigma Phi Alpha Winner). 2023 Feb, 97(1): 56-65.

Clark B, Arnett MC, O’Connell M, Marka N, Reibel YG. Domestic Violence Knowledge and
Attitudes Among Minnesota Dental Hygienists: A Pilot study. J Dent Hyg. 2023 Feb,
97(1): 33-42.

Hanson C, Reibel YG, Christianson D, Evans MD, Arnett MC. Students’ knowledge, comfort,
attitudes, and formal training on the impact of hormone therapy on oral health of
transgender individuals. J Dent Educ. 2023: 1-12. Available online:

Arnett MC, Blue CM, Ahmann L, Evans MD, Reibel YG. Impact of brief motivational
interviewing on periodontal clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial. J Dent Hyg.
2022 Oct; 96(5): 13-22.

Olson AM, Reibel YG, Self KD, Lindgren B, Blue CM, Flynn PM. Functional oral health literacy
and periodontal health. J Dent Hyg. 2022 Oct; 96(5): 6-12.

Arnett MC, Roger K, Evans MD, Reibel YG. Effectiveness of Brief Motivational Interviewing on
Periodontal Patients’ Importance, Interest, and Self-Efficacy: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4118410

Reibel YG, Flynn D, Petersen A, Flynn PM. Acceptance of dental office obstructive sleep apnea
screening among Minnesota state fair attendees. J Dent Hyg. 2021 Feb;95(1):36-42.

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene [Internet]. Santa Ana (CA): Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
Student; c2002-2021. Reibel, YG. Essential advice for dental hygiene students; 2020 Mar
[cited 10 Mar 2020];[about 3 screens].
Available from: https://students.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/essential-advice-for-dental-hygiene-students/.

Koerber K, Reibel Y, Drake M, Arnett MA. Essentials for the dental hygienist in the management of adults with cerebral palsy: An update. Dimensions. 2020 April;18(4):38-41

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene [Internet]. Santa Ana (CA): Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
Student; c2002-2021. Reibel, YG. Navigating dental hygiene school during the COVID-19
pandemic. [cited 5 May 2020];[about 3 screens].
Available from: https://students.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/navigating-dental-hygiene-school-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Arnett MC, Riebel Y, Evans MD, Stull C. Preliminary evaluation of dental hygiene curriculum:
assessment and management of peri-implant conditions and diseases. J Dent Edu.2020

Vo A, Arnett M, Drake M, Reibel YG. Supporting the transgender community by reducing health
care disparities, providing non judgemental care, and addressing areas of high risk.
Dimensions. 2020 Sep;18(8):40-43

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene [Internet]. Santa Ana (CA): Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
Student; c2002-2021. Reibel, YG. Can we really balance it all? Tips for leading a balanced
life. [cited 10 Oct 2020];[about 3 screens].
Available from: https://students.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com/can-we-really-balance-it-all-tips-for-leading-a-balanced-life/

Reibel YG, Pusalavidyasagar SM, Flynn PM. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Knowledge: Attitudes and screening practices of Minnesota dental hygienists. J Dent Hyg. 2019;93(3):29-36.