I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan (1998). After graduation I joined the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where I held various appointments including hygiene faculty member, staff hygienist in Dental Faculty Associates and Graduate Prosthodontic Clinics, as well as a research coordinator assistant. During this time I completed a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix (2004) In 2005, I accepted a position in the corporate setting. My responsibilities include developing continuing education courses and presenting them to hygiene schools/universities and national meetings in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, I have done market research, product development and sales staff training. My background includes over 30 years in clinical and educational experience in the dental assisting and dental hygiene professions. My professional memberships include ADHA, ADEA, International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH), Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), and Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA).