I started my dental career at age 16 as a Dental Assistant. During that time, I developed a passion for the field and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan in 1991. I began my clinical dental hygiene career in a private practice in general hygiene and periodontal specialty settings. In 2004, I furthered my education by acquiring certification in local anesthesia at the University of Detroit Mercy. In my 27 years as a clinician, I have enhanced and expanded my skills and knowledge of the field, in addition to cultivating relationships with my patients. Working alongside other dental professionals has allowed me to become an even better clinician. As an adjunct faculty instructor, I am here to facilitate future hygienists so they, too, can become the leaders and best of our chosen profession.