Dr. Burkhart received a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry preceded by an Associate degree from Bergen Community College, Paramus New Jersey, a Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University in Occupational Health Education, a Doctor of Education degree From North Carolina State University in Adult Education/Interdisciplinary studies (graduate level courses in oral pathology). She conducted a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the section of Oral Pathology at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Her dissertation topic was “Oral Lichen Planus Commonalities: Educational and Psychological Implications.” Dr. Burkhart is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics/Stomatology at The Baylor College of Dentistry where she has been a faculty member since 1997. She was previously a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and Florence Darlington Technical College in South Carolina. She is the founder and a faculty Co-Host of the International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group. Dr. Burkhart has presented papers and seminars both nationally and internationally on Oral Lichen Planus/Mucosal Diseases and has published articles in national dental journals. She is co-author of “General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist,” published in 2007 through Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, and the book is now in its 2013 second edition. She was a 2006 recipient of the ADHA Crest Award through Proctor & Gamble and a 2012 recipient of the Mentor of Distinction award through Philips and PennWell publishing. As a columnist for RDH since 2007, she writes a monthly column titled, “Oral Exams,” for the PennWell publication. Her website for seminars is www.nancywburkhart.com.