Lory Laughter has been a practicing dental hygienist since her graduation from Idaho State University with her BS in 1994 and from the University of California San Francisco with an MS in Dental Hygiene in 2015. Today she has a variety of career roles including teaching, private practice, speaking, writing and event planning. She is a volunteer assistant clinical professor at UCSF and adjunct faculty at Cabrillo College. Lory has written a monthly column in RDH Magazine since 2005. She received the 2011 Idaho State University Division of Health Sciences Professional Achievement Award and the 2015 Sunstar America Award of Distinction.