Dr. Michael Monopoli is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He received Master of Public Health and Master of Science degrees from the Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Monopoli also completed a fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Veterans Administration. Dr. Monopoli served as the dental director of the Office of Oral Health for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Monopoli is presently the Executive Director for Grants Strategy of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement in Boston, MA. At the DentaQuest Partnership, Dr. Monopoli leads grant making activities and strategies to advance systems change by supporting a growing aligned national network to improve oral health and promoting health equity. Dr. Monopoli also works across the DentaQuest Enterprise and with external entities, including federal and state government agencies, academia, other health organizations, and community groups to establish, promote and provide support to partnerships and collaborations that can impact positive oral health policy nationally. Dr. Monopoli is a past President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).