Christine French Beatty, RDH, PhD, is a Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program at Texas Woman’s University where she teaches community dental health, dental hygiene research, beginning and advanced levels of clinical dental hygiene, and preventive dentistry. She completed her Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1964 at University of Texas Dental Branch (Houston), B.S. in Technical Education in 1975 at University of Houston, M.S. in Health Science Instruction in 1985 at Texas Woman’s University, and Ph.D. in Health Studies/Community Health/Health Education in 1996 at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Beatty has practiced clinically, as a school dental hygienist, as consultant to a nursing home, as a research associate in clinical trials related to preventive dentistry, and as a dental hygiene educator, including terms as Clinic Coordinator and Department Chair. Her current scholarly interests include geriatric dentistry, community dental health, dental heath education, and dental hygiene education. She has published and presented nationally and regionally, including at Dental Hygiene National Board review courses for Educational Horizons, Dental Hygiene Seminars, and Adventures in Learning. She has served at various levels of ADHA and other professional organizations, including a term as President of the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, President of the Texas Dental Hygiene Directors’ Association, and currently serves as President Elect of the Texas Dental Hygiene Educators’ Association. She also currently serves as a dental hygiene consultant to the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and has served as a community dental health test constructor for the National Board of Dental Hygiene.