Sherri M. Lukes, RDH, MS, FAADH

So. Illinois

A dental hygienist for 34 years, Sherri Lukes has spent most of her professional career in academia. She is associate professor emerita, Southern Illinois University Dental Hygiene Program, where she taught oral pathology, community oral health, multicultural dental hygiene and advanced periodontics clinic.

Research was concentrated in oral pathology, migrant farm worker oral health, and issues of other underserved groups. She serves as president of the Illinois Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a Pathology Fellow in the American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH). An AADH approved speaker, she presents on topics within her areas of expertise at various venues across the country. Community service projects include annual mission trips to central Mexico, where she provides oral health care in an orphanage and remote villages. She received Community Service, Teacher of the Year, and Research Paper of the Year awards while at SIU, was named an Oral Health Champion by the IFLOSS Coalition and Illinois Department of Public Health and was a recipient of the Sunstar/RDH Award of Distinction.