Linda McLarty has more than 20 years experience working with dental personnel regarding infection prevention and control and compliance. As educational support manager for Germiphene Corporation, she is committed to providing her audience with evidence-based, scientifically sound information in a straightforward and down-to-earth manner. Linda is able to bridge the gap between guidelines and standards to practical solutions that clinicians can use in their practice. A long-standing member of OSAP, dentistry’s resource for infection control and safety, Linda has travelled and lectured extensively in Canada and around the world sharing her knowledge with dental professionals and support staff. With both emerging and re-emerging diseases making the headlines daily along with breakdowns in infection prevent and control, Linda provides valuable information to enable dental hygienists to break the chain of infection to protect themselves, their clients and family.