Ruth Palich, RDH, MHHS, has been a dental hygienist for 25 years and is an assistant professor and junior/senior clinic coordinator for the Dr. Madeleine Haggerty Dental Hygiene Program at Youngstown State University. Her areas of interest are public health, clinical practice, and caring for patients with special needs. Palich is a member of the ADHA and is involved at the
state and local levels. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.