Mrs. Patrounova is a 1999 graduate of UTHealth School of Dentistry with a certificate in dental hygiene and a 2007 graduate (MHA) of Texas Woman’s University-Houston. Before joining faculty at UTDB in 2009 Victoria has been practicing dental hygiene in Houston area for ten years. Besides teaching both first and second year dental hygiene students Ms. Patrounova presents continuing education courses. She is also an Advisor for Student Chapter of American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Ms. Patrounova is a member of Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Society (GHDHS), ADHA, TDHA, Texas Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association (TDHEA), and American Dental Educators Association (ADEA). She currently serves as a 1st VP for GHDHS, Table Clinic Committee Chair for TDHEA and Secretary for ADEA Substance Abuse, Addictions & Tobacco-Dependence Education Section.