Mary-Catherine Dean, RDH, MS, is an associate professor and department chair/director for the Dental Hygiene Program at the Community College of Denver (CCD). She has been a dental hygiene educator for more than 30 years. As a CCD faculty member, Dean is currently working with the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center on strategies to enhance racial and ethnic diversity within dental hygiene. She is also pursuing advanced education in learning design and technology. Dean can be reached at: email@example.com.