DENISE M. BOWEN, RDH, MS, is a professor emeritus and graduate faculty member in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University in Pocatello. She has served as a consultant to the dental industry and government, as well as universities and private organizations. A member of the National Advisory Panel for the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research, Bowen's recognitions include the American Dental Hygienists' Association Professional Achievement Award. An author and international speaker, she has contributed to dental hygiene texts, most recently as co-editor for Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice. Bowen can be reached at: email@example.com.