Lory Laughter, RDH, MS, has been a active dental hygienist since her graduation from Idaho St. University in 1994. In 2015 she earned a MS degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of California, San Francisco. Today she has a variety of career roles including academics, speaking, and writing.
Lory is Assistant Professor of Periodontics at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. She is currently serving as President of the California Dental Hygiene Association. In the past, she has been a consultant with Nuvora, Inc. and Livionex, a Clinical Educator with American Eagle Instruments, Inc. and a Dental Hygiene Educator with Interleukin Genetics. A passion for learning has fostered a desire for sharing that passion with all health care professionals.
In addition to teaching, Lory also writes a monthly column for RDH Magazine, and is the founder and owner of Dental IQ, a business committed to providing quality continuing education to the entire dental team. Dental IQ hosts and Annual Napa Dental Experience which has grown to become a popular national meeting drawing nationally recognized speakers.
Lory’s ability to combine science, clinical evidence and humor makes for an educational and lively experience. She strongly believes that dental professionals are health care providers, tasked with treating people and not just teeth.
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