Roberta Schuller, R.D.H., M.P.H. was born and raised in Claremont, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She married Geoff Schuller, a US Naval Officer shortly after graduation and worked in South Carolina for 2 years. When Roberta returned to California, she worked in children’s dentistry, periodontal, and general dentistry practices in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas for 30 years.
In 2013, she started working full-time as a faculty member at Concord Career College in the department of Dental Hygiene teaching both didactic and clinical courses. Roberta joined West Coast University in Anaheim in 2016 as an adjunct professor in Dental Hygiene and currently is the course director for Biochemistry and Nutrition as well as a senior clinical instrumentation tutor. Roberta earned her master's in public health in 2020.
Roberta has been a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and California Dental Hygienists’ Association for the past 30 years. She has been active in local, state and national levels serving as President, Treasurer, Trustee and Chair for the membership committee. She also attends professional dental meetings across the United States conducting hand instrumentation workshops for practicing dental hygienists.
Roberta and her husband live in Mission Viejo and have 4 children. She loves traveling, puzzles and riding bikes along the beach.
Roberta created the non-profit "United Tooth Fairies" out of her love for children in underserved communities. This program currently serves underprivileged Guatemalan girls, ages 4-15, with oral health care. She travels to Guatemala twice a year with other volunteer hygienists to achieve her goal that every girl becomes cavity-free.