Lory Laughter has been an active dental hygienist since graduating from Idaho State University with a BSDH degree in 1994. In 2015 she earned a Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco. Today she has a variety of career roles including academics, speaking and writing. Lory is an Assistant Professor of Periodontics at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco and a columnist for RDH Magazine. She speaks nationally on a variety of topics, has a passion for learning which has fostered a desire for sharing current research with all healthcare professionals.