About Trish

Patricia “Trish” Brown Bonwell, RDH, BSDH, MSG, PhD, serves as the Dental Clinic Coordinator at Lucy Corr Village and as an adjunct instructor for the VCU School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program.  Trish is a Registered Dental Hygienist and a Gerontologist.  She focuses on improving and maintaining the oral health of members of the geriatric population.  From the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, Cum Laude, a Master of Science Degree in Gerontology, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Related Sciences with a focus in Gerontology.  She was awarded, by the Department of Gerontology, the A.D. Williams Award, which recognizes outstanding academic and professional performance.  Trish was also recognized as one of the forty (40) Outstanding MCV/VCU Dental Hygiene Alumni.  Trish is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of Sigma Phi Omega, the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society.  She is also an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association at both the state and local levels.