I began my dental hygiene career with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University in 1975. For the next 29 years, I worked in a variety of practice settings, including 13 years as staff dental hygienist with Providence Hospital. I returned to school and graduated from Sienna Heights University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduation, I immediately began employment at the University of Michigan as staff hygienist in the Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics Department. In 2009, I began my teaching career as adjunct clinical lecturer dental hygiene faculty. At the present time, I am a Clinical/Lecturer and Clinical Coordinator for the senior dental hygiene student’s entry-level bachelor degree program. My masters’ degree in Health Professions’ Education at Michigan State University will be conferred in December 2016. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA).