Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA: With over 40 years’ experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey is an internationally- recognized speaker and extensively-published author. She first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003 and founded the first publication on oral-systemic science, called Grand Rounds in Oral-Systemic Medicine. She is a pioneer in implementation of periodontal-systemic science, medical-dental collaboration, and implementing medical testing in dentistry. Casey was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health at the University of Manitoba, leading the development of the first comprehensive curriculum about oral health for non-dental healthcare providers, winning for the University the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants and Denobi Award finalist. Casey maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Manitoba, provides accredited webinars and on-demand courses on her website, www.caseyhein.com, and she is a commissioned scientific writer. She enjoys speaking at major conferences, industry consulting, and is active on a number of advisory boards. She lives in the woods of West Virginia just outside Washington DC, where she road bikes and cherishes spending time with grandchildren in nature.