Christine Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA, is the oral health director for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' (MDHHS) Oral Health Program. She has been with MDHHS for more than 27 years. Farrell has a wealth of oral health knowledge at both the state and federal levels, and extensive experience advising MDHHS’ public health staff and public health partners on a variety of issues. She is also an adjunct clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor. Farrell is also a member of Perspectives on the Midlevel Practitioner’s Editorial Advisory Board.