Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Northeastern & University of Massachusetts Boston, She is a member of the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries, American Academy of Dental Hygiene, American Dental Hygienists’ Association and American Association of Dental Office Management. Ann-Marie was the 2017 Esther Wilkins Distinguished Alumni of Forsyth Award recipient and is currently a technology advisor with Patterson Dental. Ann-Marie is a published author of numerous articles and contributor to textbook chapters in dental hygiene. She has been employed as a coach for a national dental practice management company, a faculty member in dental hygiene & dental assisting programs after having in employed in clinical hygiene. She is also a consultant examiner for CDCA (formerly NERB).