Anna M. Pattison, RDH, MS, is editor in chief emerita of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and an internationally known expert on instrumentation. She teaches in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry. In 2010, Pattison was inducted into the USC Ostrow School of Dentistry's Hall of Fame. She also offers Web-based instrumentation instruction for both schools and clinicians at pattisoninstitute.com.
The matriarch of dental hygiene, Esther M. Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, lives on through her seminal textbook, her passion for the profession of dental hygiene, and her personal impact on friends and colleagues.