This paper describes one ecosystem that has been created to foster synergy between dentistry, dental hygiene, university research and college training as well as industry partnerships to produce the future dental hygienist leaders of tomorrow.

Written by: Peter C. Fritz, BSc, DDS, FRCD(C), PhD (Perio), MBA; Carolyn Triemstra, BRLS, MEd.; Amanda B. Longo, BSc, MSc, PhD; Taylor Sparrow, BSc, RDH; Wendy E. Ward, BSc, MSc, PhD