Michele Darby

7 Condolences

7 Condolences

  1. I am so sad to hear of Michele. A strong light has gone out in the dental hygiene profession that may never be replaced. She leaves a wonderful legacy that remains with every dental hygienist now practicing and to every dental hygiene patient now being treated. Compassion with knowledge was her striking note in everything she did.

    On a personal level, she was one of the DH greats that I looked for on how to obtain a professional career path early on in my own career. Then I was honored to collaborate with her on a textbook project over these last years. I will never forget her.

    My thoughts go out to her family that she was so proud of.

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  2. Thoughts and Prayers to the family of this Amazing Lady. She was such an inspiration to me as well as many others in the Dental Hygiene Profession. She was an Awesome Professor/Instructor & I am very honored to of been taught by her.. ODU c/o 2000.

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  3. A true loss to the dental community. She was an awesome instructor and mentor to all. She loved dentistry and always strived to contribute to it’s growth and future. I encountered her at a community social 20+ years after graduation and she recognized me and we visited like it was yesterday. Her passion and love for the profession lives on in all of us. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Heaven gained an angel today! ?❤️
    Peace,
    Lorraine Dinga RDH BS
    ODU 1983

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  4. Mrs. Darby was a wonderful teacher and mentor. I will always be grateful for the impact she made on my life. My deepest sympathies to her family. ODU c/o 2004, 2006.

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  5. I had the pleasure of meeting Michele shortly after I started working for ODU at VMASC. She was one of the first to reach out and we explored areas of mutual research and practice interest. She was so kind, energetic and visionary in her passion for seeing the growth of her discipline. I feel lucky to have known her, even for a brief time. She will remain an inspiration to all who knew her.Michele leaves behind an awesome legacy, but she left us too soon.

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  6. Michele was my mentor and friend. She gave me an opportunity to attend ODU as a grad student and I feel so blessed to have had her in my life. She was an amazing woman. My condolences to Dennis, Devan, and Blake. I’ll keep her memory with me forever. ODU c/o 2000.

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  7. Although Mrs. Darby had a profound and positive impact on my life, I never had the privilege to meet her. I graduated from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in 2010 – DDS. I passed my part I National Board Dental Examination in 2011. I had a very difficult time passing my National Board Dental Examination Part II. I failed the exam several times and the Joint Commission On National Dental Examinations gave me one more attempt to ever take this exam. I did everything in my ability to pass NBDE Part II. I read Mrs. Darby’s book – Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene from cover to cover. I reviewed her 1,450 new review questions and reviewed her online timed practice exams which fully simulated the computer-based testing environment. I passed NBDE Part II. I am on my way towards becoming an excellent, loving, and compassionate dentist. Mrs. Darby’s work directly impacted my life and my ability to pass NBDE Part II. I will forever be grateful to Mrs. Darby. Sent with love, respect, and tremendous gratitude.
    Carmelo Isidore Bruny (Dr. Bruny)

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