Allison Castro, MPH, RDH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Farmingdale State College in New York. Her teaching responsibilities include health science research principles and methods; pain management laboratory; oral pathology; clinical dental hygiene I, II, III, IV; essentials of clinical practice I and II; and advanced dental hygiene practice II instruction. Castro has more than 10 years of clinical experience in general, periodontal, and prosthodontic practices. A member of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene’s Peer Review Panel and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, she also serves as editor of her local component, the Long Island Dental Hygienists’ Association. Castro can be reached at: email@example.com.