Lisa LaSpina, RDH, MS, DHSc, is an associate professor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, MCPHS University in Boston. She has practiced as dental hygienist for more than 30 years. Actively involved in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, LaSpina also serves on the executive committee for Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition. She has served as a public health dental hygienist, volunteering at the senior center in her community. Presently, she is co-teaching dental hygiene clinical courses, oral pathology, and community oral health.