Janna M. Thornsbury, MSDH, RDH, NCTTP

Adjunct Faculty


Clinical Interests


Janna Thornsbury, MSDH, RDH, NCTTP, joined the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in October 2018 and has nearly 20 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors of dentistry. During her time at Marshall, her work has primarily focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of oral health projects aimed to reduce the burden of chronic disease and promote overall health and well-being. Janna spends her free time with her husband and two children and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time outdoors.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Montgomery, W.Va.)
  • Undergraduate: Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Graduate: West Liberty University (Wheeling, W.Va.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Executive Board Member, WV Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Member, American Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Steering Committee Member, WV Immunization Network
  • Steering Committee Member, Coalition for a Tobacco Free WV
  • Member, WV Oral Health Coalition
  • Member, WV Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition
  • Member, American Dental Education Association


  • Certified Tobaccco Treatment Specialist: Mayo Clinic
  • Nationally Certified in Tobacco Treatment Practice: The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence & The National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • Certified: West Virginia Board of Dentistry (Registered Dental Hygienist, General Supervision, Public Health)