Leslie Alexander, PhD, RH(AHG)
Leslie is a practicing professional herbalist and co-owner of Restoration Herbs in Franklin, Pennsylvania. She received her B.Sc. in environmental sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and her Ph.D. in biological sciences from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working for several years in academia as a researcher, focusing on environmental factors affecting health, particularly children’s health, Leslie retrained as an herbalist. She was invited to join the American Herbalists Guild as a professional member in 2009 and is presently serving a term on the AHG Council. She is a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health and the American Botanical Council. Currently she divides her time between clinical practice, gardening, and her work as an educator, working with students and professionals, offering lectures and workshop opportunities for continuing education. In addition to her focus on both medicinal and culinary herbs, particularly herbs for the mouth, Leslie enjoys foods of all sorts, the outdoors, laughter, and tai chi.
Leslie can be reached at Leslie@DentalHerbalism.com
Linda Straub-Bruce, RDH, BSEd, PHDHP
Linda is a practicing registered dental hygienist at Hammerlee Dental Care in Erie, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and received a Bachelor of Science in education from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Linda has been in clinical practice since 1989, treating patients of all ages and levels of oral health. She is licensed in the administration of local anesthesia and is a licensed public health dental hygiene practitioner. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Northwest Dental Hygienists’ Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Dental Hygiene Studies, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, the American Dental Education Association, the International Federation of Dental Hygienists and the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Linda is the current President-Elect of the Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists' Association and was the winner of the PennWell Publishing/Cadbury Adams Trident XTra Care Award in recognition of her outstanding community service, as well as the 2014 winner of the PDHA Academic Effort Award. She is active in community dental health events and her local dental hygiene association, presents continuing education lectures to other dental professionals, and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her son.
Linda can be reached at Linda@DentalHerbalism.com