Janet Kinney, RDH, MS, is a clinical professor and director of dental hygiene at U-M. Her clinical experience is in both general dentistry and periodontics, where she has worked both in the United States and abroad. Kinney’s clinical research interest is in the area of salivary diagnostics. Specifically, her research has focused on investigating the role of oral fluid biomarkers, alone or in conjunction with pathogens, as predictors of periodontal disease progression. Kinney is a member of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board.