Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., is clinical professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, The University of Colorado Anschutz School of Dental Medicine, and adjunct professor, Division of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. In addition, she is the dental school liaison for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Flaitz earned her dental degree from Creighton University and received specialty certification and M.S. degree in pediatric dentistry, followed by specialty certification in oral and maxillofacial pathology from The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She participates on multiple editorial boards including section editor for Pediatric Dentistry and the Journal of the American Dental Association. Presently, she serves a director, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and is a former pediatric dental consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Some of her honors include recipient of the UT Health President’s Scholar Award for Teaching Excellence and the Texas Dentist of the Year, through the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Flaitz maintains a clinical practice and consultation service with a focus on treating both children and adults, who have a wide range of oral diseases.