Mary Bertone is a registered dental hygienist with 20 years of experience in the dental field. She is an oral-health promotion specialist with the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Community Oral Health. As part of her community role she’s in clinical practice in long-term care and in an inner city clinic. She provides dental hygiene care at a University-based long-term care facility. She mentors and instructs dental hygiene students in various community-based clinics. She’s actively involved research and in developing mouth-care policies and education resource material. She provides training for caregivers working in long-term care.