Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH, is a professor, course director of clinical medicine and pharmacology, and director of research at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), A.T. Still University in Mesa, where she also teaches part-time in the Special Care Dentistry Clinic. Spolarich is a member of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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