Arlene Alves graduated from Bristol Community College with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UMass Dartmouth and a Master of Education from Eastern Nazarene College. Ms. Alves has been a registered dental hygienist for 20 years in both a pediatric and general practice. She also holds a local anesthesia permit L. Ms. Alves is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. She formerly taught in the dental hygiene programs at BCC and Mount Ida College before joining CCCC in 2018. She has experience teaching freshman pre-clinic, freshman clinic, sophomore clinic, radiology and dental materials. Her current teaching responsibilities include Radiology, Community Dental Health and facilitating extramural rotations.