Janet Kinney, RDH, MS, is director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of MichiganSchool of Dentistry. 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 focused on salivary diagnostics. Specifically, her research has investigated the role of oral fluid biomarkers, alone or in conjunction with pathogens, as predictors of periodontal disease progression. Kinney is also a member of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Editorial Advisory Board.