Yvette G. Reibel, RDH, BA, BSDH, MSDH, is a clinical assistant professor in the
Department of Primary Dental Care, Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is involved in clinical research and her research interests include obstructive sleep apnea and pharmacology. Reibel is also a Dimensions’ Brand Ambassador and a contributor to the journal’s student website. She is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha, ADHA, and ADEA. Reibel can be reached at: email@example.com.
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.