Ruth E. Conn, RDH, BSDH is a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Program in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, School of Dentistry (UTSD). Prior to joining the faculty of UTSD in 2012, she practiced clinical dental hygiene for 34 years, practicing in family and pediatric offices. Mrs. Conn graduated from UTSD in 1978 with her Certificate in Dental Hygiene. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from UTSD in 2011. Mrs. Conn teaches in PreClinic and Clinical courses and presents continuing education courses. She is a member of American Dental Hygienists’ Association and American Dental Education Association. Mrs. Conn will be serving as Secretary of Greater Houston Dental Hygienists' Society for the 2014/2015 term.