Susan McLearan, BSDH, MS, RDHAP, is an adjunct faculty member at Sacramento City College in California, with experience in pediatric dentistry, periodontics, general practice, and treating geriatric and special needs patients through a private-practice model. McLearan serves on the State of California's Oral Health Access Council and the advisory committee for the California Community College's Economic and Workforce Development ïs Health Workforce Initiative. She is a past president of the California Dental Hygiene Educators Association and the California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA). McLearan is also a member of CDHA's Alternative Practice Council. She owned her own portable dental hygiene practice specializing in the care of residents in skilled nursing facilities and subacute hospital facilities and homebound patients for 9 years.