California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced, August 23, 2012, the appointment of Michelle Hurlbutt, MS, assistant professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Ms. Hurlbutt was first appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee by then Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar in 2009.
Ms. Hurlbutt has been an assistant professor at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry since 1999 and a registered dental hygienist at the office of Nathan Pfister, DDS, and William Domb, DMD, since 1998. This position does not require California Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hurlbutt is a Republican.