Michelle C. Arnett, RDH, BS, MS, is an assistant professor on tenure-track in the Department of Primary Dental Care, Division of Dental Hygiene at the
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis. Her research interests include motivational interviewing and periodontology. Arnett is also a
Dimensions’ Brand Ambassador. Her professional memberships include Sigma Phi Alpha-Nu Chapter, American Dental Hygienists’ Association
(ADHA), and American Dental Education Association (ADEA).
By reducing healthcare disparities, providing nonjudgmental care, and addressing areas of high risk, oral health professionals can play a unique role in encouraging oral and systemic health in this patient population.
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