Cristina Casa-Levine, EdD, RDH, is an associate professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Farmingdale State College. She coordinates clinical dental hygiene I, and teaches clinical dental hygiene, preventive oral health concepts, and health science research. Casa-Levine also works clinically in general practice. Her research interests include dental hygiene education and current issues in dental hygiene. Casa-Levine can be reached at: [email protected].