Tammi O. Byrd, RDH, BS, is CEO and clinical director of Health Promotion Specialists, a school-based dental hygiene program serving schools in South Carolina since 2000. She is responsible for the administration and management of the company's budget and operations, as well as its clinical functions. Byrd actively participates in the monitoring and development of government statutes, regulations, and policies as they relate to small business, dentistry, and the practice of dental hygiene. She is a past president of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA). Byrd has received numerous awards, including the ADHA Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the Johnson and Johnson/ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award in 2007.