Tess Emery joined John Abbott College’s Faculty of Dental Hygiene in 2012. She holds a Bachelor degree in Human Relations and Education from Concordia University, and is currently completing her Master’s degree at Waterloo University in Health Evaluation. She has worked as a dental hygienist in private practice in Ontario and Quebec since 2007. In addition to teaching Public Dental Health since 2014, she co-created a continuing education course for nurses ‘Geriatric Oral Health’. In 2018, she will be teaching Introduction to Periodontics, Instrumentation (lab), Clinic I (theory and lab), as well as co-teaching Public Dental Health. What she enjoys most about working at JAC is collaborating with her colleagues and supporting the students in their educational career.