Lori Hendrick, MS, CDA, CDT, RDH, PhD, is a faculty member in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, and in the Dental Assisting Program at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina. With more than 20 years of experience as a dental lab technician, she owns and operates Athena Dental Solutions LLC, a dental laboratory and provider of dental continuing education. Hendrick is also the first dental hygienist certified to administer local anesthetic in North Carolina. Additionally, she is one of two dental hygienist representatives on the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals Board of Directors, as well as the immediate past president of the North Carolina Dental Hygienists’ Association. Hendrick can be reached at: [email protected].