Amy Coplen, RDH, EPDH, MS, is an associate professor in the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies. She also serves as the director for the Dental Hygiene Program. Coplen is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Dental Hygiene>/i> and co-editor-in-chief for the Health and Interprofessional Practice Journal. She is an active member of the American Dental Education Association and American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Coplen teaches the special care for diverse populations and teaching strategies courses.