Kathy Langlais, RDH has lectured extensively to dental hygiene and nursing students as well as professional dental organizations. She works as a dental hygienist at Connecticut Valley Hospital for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and in an inpatient facility treating patients with substance abuse and or psychiatric illnesses. Kathy’s dental hygiene experience includes private practice, a school-based dental program, a community health center dental clinic, and teaching as adjunct faculty at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT. Kathy is involved in the Connecticut Coalition for Oral Health and has worked with the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council to bring awareness about opioid addiction to the dental community.