Author Biographies

Jan. 1, 2009
Dianne Glasscoe-Watterson, RDH, BS, is a professional speaker, writer, and consultant to dental practices across the United States.
24 Lory Laughter, RDH, BS, divides her full-time clinical practice between general and periodontics practice in Napa and Sonoma, Calif. She is co-owner of Dental IQ, a continuing education provider. In her spare time, Lory enjoys writing, speaking, volunteering, and providing shelter to homeless pets. You may contact her at [email protected] or through 26 Dianne Glasscoe-Watterson, RDH, BS, is a professional speaker, writer, and consultant to dental practices across the United States. She is CEO of Professional Dental Management, based in Frederick, Md. To contact Glasscoe-Watterson for speaking or consulting, call (301) 874-5240 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit her Web site at Lana Crawford, RDH, BS, was also featured in a June 2005 RDH article about how Caruth School of Dental Hygiene started a mentoring program. Crawford is Western Regional Board Chief Examiner, North East Regional Board Consultant Examiner, and served Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee for the Texas State Board Dental Examiners from 1995-2002.38 Anne Nugent Guignon, RDH, MPH, is the senior consulting editor for RDH magazine. She is an international speaker who has published numerous articles and authored several textbook chapters. Anne has practiced clinical dental hygiene in Houston since 1971. You can reach her at [email protected] or (832) 971-4540, and her Web site is Lynne Slim, RDH, BSDH, MSDH, has been published extensively in dental and dental hygiene journals. Lynne is the CEO of Perio C Dent, a dental practice management company. Lynne is also the owner and moderator of the periotherapist yahoo group: She can be reached at [email protected] or 52 Winnie Furnari, RDH, MS, FAADH, is President of the New Jersey Dental Hygienists' Association and a Past President of Dental Hygienists' Association of the State of New York. She is an assistant clinical professor at New York University College of Dentistry and teaches the only Forensic Dentistry/Bioterrorism Preparedness course for dental hygienists in a Baccalaureate program in the country. She was awarded the Pfizer/ADHA Award of Excellence, the ADHA Distinguished Service Award and both national and international recognitions for her forensic work. As a member of the New York City Dental Identification Team, she has participated in several multiple fatality responses.52 Toni S. Adams, RDH, MA, retired after 26 years of dental hygiene practice and returned to school and earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communication Studies. She enjoys writing for and speaking to dental professionals about communication issues, has won awards for speaking, writing, leadership, and scholarship, has taught university level public speaking classes, and wrote a communication handbook for dental hygienists for her master's project. She welcomes comments and inquiries to [email protected] or http://www.toniadams.com62, 76 Noel Brandon Kelsch, RDH, is a freelance cartoonist, writer, and speaker. She has received many national awards including Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, RDH/Sunstar Award of Distinction, USA magazine Make a Difference Day award, and President's Service award--Her family lives in Moorpark, Calif. She can be contacted at [email protected].70 Bill Landers has been president of OraTec Corp. since 1992. He is also a leading expert on chairside and laboratory periodontal risk assessment technologies, and his essays on periodontal disease have been published in several dental hygiene journals. Landers is a popular speaker and has presented hundreds of continuing education seminars on the microbiology of periodontal diseases.71 Christine Nathe, RDH, MS, is a professor and graduate program director at the University of New Mexico, Division of Dental Hygiene, in Albuquerque. She is also the author of “Dental Public Health” (, which is in its second edition with Prentice Hall. She can be reached at [email protected] or (505) 272-8147.72 Judith E. Sulik, RDH, MBA, is president of Finally Finished Press of Middleton, Wis. She recently published a cookbook based on Madison, Wisconsin-area restaurants. For details, contact her by e-mail at [email protected].74 Nancy Burkhart, RDH, EdD, is an adjunct associate professor at Baylor College of Dentistry and Texas A & M Health Science Center in Dallas. Nancy is also a cohost of the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group. She is the coauthor of General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in Baltimore. She can be contacted at [email protected]. 75 Karen Kaiser, RDH, graduated from St. Louis' Forest Park dental hygiene program in 1994 and currently practices at the Center for Contemporary Dentistry in Columbia, Ill. She has written several articles for RDH and other publications, sits on dental hygiene panels, and is an evaluator for Clinical Research Associates. She can be contacted at [email protected].78 Ann-Marie C. DePalma, RDH, MEd, FAADH, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, member of ADHA and other professional associations. Ann-Marie presents continuing-education programs for hygienists and dental team members and has written numerous articles on a variety of topics. She can be reached at [email protected].