Ella B. Thaxton, MS, RDH, CTTS

Adjunct Faculty


Clinical Interests


Ella Thaxton, MS, RDH, CTTS joined the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine two years ago as a member of the community oral health team. Ella has a diverse background in the dental field-- working in general and pediatric practices, state dental health program, coalition coordinator, research and public health. She is very passionate about improving the health and well-being of her fellow West Virginians. Much of her free time includes spending time with family, her dog and on the water. She is a proud mom to one daughter and one granddaughter.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: West Liberty University (West Liberty, W.Va.)
  • Graduate: West Virginia University (Morgantown, W.Va.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, WV Oral Health Coalition
  • Member, American Dental Hygiene Association
  • Member, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors


  • Oncology Certificate: National Network of Healthcare Hygienists
  • Certified: West Virginia Board of Dentistry (Registered Dental Hygienist, General Supervision, Public Health)
  • Certified Tobaccco Treatment Specialist: West Virginia University