Mickey Wener is a registered dental hygienist and holds the Masters degree in Education. She’s an educator at the University of Manitoba’s School of Dental Hygiene and Faculty of Dentistry. She’s the holder of a prestigious research grant. She’s received numerous awards for her teaching and health promotion work. She’s focused on reaching out to under-served populations through community-based programs. She’s spearheaded legislative change in Manitoba to increase the potential for public access to dental hygiene care. Recently, family caregiving entered her personal life. She supports her aging parents who live far away with her sister.