Brad Phillips has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 14 years practicing in numerous provinces across Canada and was the recipient of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Outstanding Award in 2011. Originally from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Brad received his diploma in dental hygiene from the accredited college, Regency Dental Hygiene Academy in 2005. He furthered his clinical education obtaining his local anesthesia certificate from the University of Manitoba in 2008, and Dalhousie University in 2013. Throughout his fourteen-year career in dental hygiene, Brad has volunteered within his profession promoting awareness in public oral health and raising awareness about HIV and oral health. In 2013, Brad graduated from Dalhousie University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, where he taught as a clinical instructor within the Faculty of Dentistry, School of Dental Hygiene from 2012-2013. Brad has always been passionate about public health, furthering his education more by obtaining a Masters degree in Community Health and Epidemiology in 2015. Brad’s personal interest would be to incorporate his education and experience in the prevention of dental disease in non-developing countries through volunteer work.