Marie T. Fluent, DDS, is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Her dental career spans 35 years and includes roles as an associate dentist and practice owner, infection control coordinator, office manager, and dental assistant. She has extensive experience and expertise as a dental inflection control clinical instructor, educator, speaker, author, and consultant. Dr. Fluent is deeply committed to improving dental infection control and patient safety. Through her writing, webinars, and lectures, she has educated thousands of dental professionals and students nationally and internationally. Dr. Fluent has written numerous peer-reviewed articles on infection control in the dental setting, OSHA compliance, and responsible antibiotic prescribing. She serves as education consultant for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP).