Katrina M. Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF
"The mission of Sanders Board Preparatory is to provide clear and concise instruction in the art and science of dental hygiene through unique instructional techniques tailored to meet the needs of each and every student."
          ~Katrina Sanders, Founder

Sanders Board Preparatory is a comprehensive lecture program designed to supplement student learning and enhance understanding of concepts, terminology and procedures commonly discussed within the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination issued by the Joint Commission.

The mission of Sanders Board Preparatory is to provide clear and concise instruction in the art and science of dental hygiene through unique instructional techniques tailored to meet the needs of each and every student.  Lectures are supplemented by enthusiastic lectures, snacks, silly mnemonic devices and endless laughter; at Sanders Board Preparatory, we believe learning should be achieved in a safe, positive and respectful environment.

Sanders Board Preparatory students are well-prepared and ready to perform successfully on their examination.  Results of this preparatory course are outstanding, as every student who has taken this course has passed their examination on their first attempt.  More importantly, each student walked confidently into the examination trusting in their abilities and walked away with optimism regarding their performance.  

Sanders Board Preparatory promotes lifelong learning and encourages its participants to never stop asking "Why?". The pursuit of success in the dental hygiene community requires this zest for knowledge and the application of teachable methods. Why not choose Sanders Board Preparatory to help you make those strides in your own career?

Spring 2018 Course



Friday March 9 2018
Saturday March 10 2018
Sunday March 11 2018


Dani Dental Studio
1243 E Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282

Registration to the spring 2018 course includes:

  • Three days of comprehensive, interactive lectures in all subject areas tested by the National Boards
  • Knowledgable, energetic, enthusiastic speakers who are content experts in their subject matter
  • Comprehensive Review Book 
  • Narrated lecture for how to address case studies, available on your mobile device
  • Practice Questions for all subjects
  • Beverages and snacks
  • State of the art venue with presentation equipment and materials
  • Raffle prizes and fun samples
  • SANDERS GUARANTEE ~ Sanders Board Prep has a 100% FIRST TIME passing rate, however, in the unlikely event you do not pass (let's not put that out into the universe), you will receive free admission to future board prep course offerings


Meet The Speakers


Katrina M. Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF



Katrina is an award-winning dental hygiene educator, clinical dental hygienist, author and national speaker with over a decade of dental hygiene experience.  She is a keynote speaker for Smiles At Sea and a distinguished speaker with Dental Hygiene Culture.  As the founder of Sanders Board Preparatory, she believes in the importance of not only educating but also instilling passion for dental hygiene throughout her work.  Her lectures incorporate a caring, passionate, energetic, comedic and supportive style as her zest for dental hygiene is infused throughout her content. Katrina is on the advisory board for ModernHygienist.com, is a writer for Dentaltown Magazine and Today's Hygienist.  Follow her handle: @MsSandersRDH.

Lecture Topics:

  • Microbiology

  • Periodontology

  • Disease Prevention

  • Infection Control

  • Provision of Patient Care

  • Histology and Anatomy

  • Ethics

  • Nutrition

  • Pharmacology

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Jacquelyn P. Mathews, DMD completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Arizona State University and her dental degree at Midwestern University.  After graduating with the inaugural class at Midwestern in 2012, Dr. Mathews moved to Wisconsin to enter private practice. Sick of the cold and snow, she moved back to Arizona in 2015. She began her academic teaching career in 2016 when she returned to her alma mater as an adjunct faculty in the dental simulation clinic.  In 2017 she advanced to a clinical assistant professor position at the MWU Dental Institute where she is educating future clinicians as they hone their skills in a patient-based atmosphere. With passion and gusto she enjoys helping and guiding students as they begin their lifelong learning career in the wonderful field of dentistry.

Lecture Topics:

  • Oral Pathology

  • Oral Radiology


Kathleen McIntosh LaVoy RDH, PDHC, MEd



   A graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and Northeastern University, Kathy has been a dental hygienist for 40+ years. After many years in private clinical practice, Kathy’s career evolved and moved into education.  A love of teaching prompted the completion of a Master in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. Public Health is her passion; especially the areas of advocacy and expanding access to care.  She is an Affiliated Practice Hygienist and holds a certificate in dental public health.

  Kathy served as Adjunct Faculty at Rio Salado Community College, Phoenix College and AT Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, receiving the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from both Rio Salado and Phoenix College.  In 2013, she accepted a full time faculty position in the Phoenix College Dental Department.  There she serves as First Year Clinic Coordinator and Community Oral Health instructor.

  Kathy is the only dental hygienist ever invited to serve as a Director of the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Board.  During her tenure on the Board, she was Chair of the Grants Committee and elected Vice Chair of the Foundation Board. She is also an active member of ADHA.

Lecture Topic:

  • Community Oral Health


Dr Clark Chen DMD



Dr. Clark Chen completed his undergraduate degree in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, his dental degree at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH), and his certificate in prosthodontics at the University of California, San Francisco. Upon graduating from his prosthodontic training, he returned to his alma mater full time to become an assistant professor at ASDOH. He currently teaches clinical dentistry in the prosthodontic clinic and is the lead instructor in the fixed prosthodontics and dental materials modules. Dr. Chen is currently scheduled to matriculate into the periodontics residency at UCLA in the summer of 2018.

Lecture Topic:

  • Dental Materials


Katrina wants to ensure that appropriate board preparations are available to any and all who wish to master the art and science of dental hygiene.  Payment plans are available.  Please contact Katrina to arrange a plan to fit your needs.


"Thank you for helping us pass our National Boards! This is such a wonderful and educational course that touches on literally everything that was on our boards exam.  This is a class I'd pay ANY amount of money to know 110% that I was going to pass my boards."


"Thank you so much for your help.  Your passion for education was inspiring and very effective to our success!"


"Everything I learned from Sanders [board prep] was truly amazing.  I learned so much more in those 16 lectures than in the past 3 years of my education.  Sanders [board prep] is truly worth every penny and every second of time I spent there."  


"Passing my boards was a huge part of becoming a Dental Hygienist and I wouldn't have been able to do it without her.  Thank you Katrina for everything you did for every single one of us!  We owe it to you!"

"Sanders [board prep] was more than a refresher course for me.  I had to learn new material that I did not know before.  I learned more in those 16 lectures than I did in my whole student career.  There are many things that I would have never known if it wasn't for your dedication to making sure we didn't leave that night until we all understood the content."  


"Sanders [board prep] met not only my learning style, but all learning styles.  I'm a visual learner and I need repetition to make sure it sticks, these were a huge player in my success in passing my National Boards."


"I would pay any dollar amount to feel the way I felt every night when I left Sanders [board prep].  The confidence I gained in not only feeling like the material was clicking but also sticking was priceless"


"Katrina, thank you so much for opening up your home to us and taking on the huge role of educating us on everything we needed to know in 5 short weeks.  Your passion for education is undeniable!"