Ann-Marie DePalma, CDA, RDH is a graduate of Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, Northeastern and 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. In 2017, she was the Esther Wilkins Distinguished Alumni of Forsyth Award recipient and is currently a technology advisor for Patterson Dental. Ann-Marie is a published author and textbook contributor in dental hygiene. She served as coach for a national dental practice management company, a faculty member in dental hygiene and chair of a dental assisting program. She is also a consultant examiner for CDCA (formerly NERB).