Stacey McKinney, MSEd, RDH, PHDH, is an assistant professor and program director in the dental hygiene program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her teaching responsibilities focus on preventive oral care, teaching methodologies, and advanced periodontics. She has more than 10 years of clinical dental hygiene experience in community-based and general practice. McKinney is a member of the American Dental Hygienists' Association and American Dental Education Association. She can be reached at [email protected].