Kandice Swarthout, MS, RDH, LPC, is a 1997 graduate of Texas Woman’s University Dental Hygiene program and a 2013 graduate with a Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She is a full-time faculty member at Collin College, where she teaches community dental health and research. She is committed to mentoring students to cultivate strong dental hygienists for the future of the profession. Kandice is a licensed professional counselor and has worked in a private practice and local jails as a mental health counselor, focusing on trauma and crisis intervention. In her free time, she loves training with kettlebells and is a certified StrongFirst kettlebell and barbell instructor. She enjoys combining her counseling and dental hygiene skills to assist clinicians in growing professionally and personally through better understanding of self and others.