Dianne L. Sefo, MEd, RDH, is a clinical associate professor and chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting at NYU College of Dentistry where she participates in didactic and clinical dental hygiene education. She has also held positions at various private practices in New York State and Southern California. An inducted member of NYU College of Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators and Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, Sefo is also a member and past president of Sigma Phi Alpha–Psi Chapter, the National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Her research concentrations have been in oral-systemic health and clinical dental education. Sefo is a co-inventor of a haptic-based learning tool for pre-clinical dental and dental hygiene education. In addition to her teaching, research, and clinical activities, she is a reviewer and a published author of peer-reviewed journals, continuing education courses, book chapters, and other publications pertaining to dental and dental hygiene education and the advancement of the standard of care in evidence-based dental hygiene therapy.