Diane Vernetti-Callahan, RDH, BS is a 1986 graduate of Marquette University, School of Dental Hygiene. She is a former clinical professor at the University of Minnesota and is currently a dental hygiene instructor at Madison College, Madison, WI, where she has been on the faculty since 2000. Diane has a combined 25 years’ experience in both education and private practice. Academic interest includes health and wellness, nutrition and oral health, public health, Dental Initiative of Dane County, and clinical instruction. In the public health sector, Diane has worked as Program Coordinator at the Madison Department of Public Health for the National Program, "Give Kids a Smile."