Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, has been a dental hygienist for 38 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is an associate professor emerita at SIUC where she taught general and oral pathology, public health, multicultural dental hygiene, and advanced periodontics clinic. Lukes enjoys integrating her years of experience into continuing education courses to empower dental professionals in the process of care. She holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Lukes can be reached at: email@example.com.