Marylou E. Gutmann, RDH, MA, has practiced and taught dental hygiene around the United States—from Maryland to Hawaii to Texas. Currently, she is a professor and graduate program director at the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Writing and research are her passions. She has written 29 articles in peer reviewed journals, contributed three textbook chapters, and presented more than 70 papers and continuing education courses throughout the United States and abroad. Gutmann is also an editorial advisory board member for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.