Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA
Marti Santizo, RDH, MBA is an Academic Relations Manager for Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals covering the Pacific and Northwestern United States. She joined Colgate following a diverse career as a private practice clinical hygienist, a corporate regional manager, and a dental hygiene program director.
She received her Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Dental Hygiene with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Marti has over 25 years of experience in private practice with 15 years were spent working with Dr. Gordon Christensen where she was a member of the board of Clinician’s Report (CR), formerly known as CRA.
She has served on the UT Dental State Board Ethics Committee, as well as President and Delegate of UDHA. As a Regional Manager, and a Dental Hygiene Program Director, Marti has educated dental hygiene students, territory representatives, and practicing dental professionals on best products and practice techniques. Her ability to speak Spanish has been utilized to help with the translation of educational media, and improve patient communication both in the operatory and in her humanitarian efforts in Latin America. Marti is an active member of the American Dental Education Association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
Marti is an avid walker and on weekends she can be found walking the southern California beaches near her home looking for the perfect seashell to add to her collection from around the world.