Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH, has been a dental hygienist for 37 years and holds advanced degrees in education. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University, where she taught oral pathology, public health and multicultural dental hygiene. Research was concentrated in migrant oral health, pathology and public health issues, resulting in multiple peer reviewed publications. Sherri enjoys integrating her years of experience into CE courses to empower dental professionals in the process of care. She holds a pathology fellowship in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, is a past president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association, and a member of the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Honors include Community Service, Research, and Teacher of the Year awards while at SIU, IFLOSS Coalition/ Illinois Department of Public Health Oral Health Champion Award and the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.