Christine Nathe is a professor and director of the University of New Mexico, Division of Dental Hygiene in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She also serves as Vice Chair of the UNM Department of Dental Medicine. She is author of the textbooks entitled: Dental Public Health and Research (editions 1-4) and Primary Preventive Dentistry (editions 7-8). She is the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, National Board Review Speaker on Dental Materials and Dental Public Health. She has won several awards for teaching and education and was an ADHA Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award winner. Most recently, she received the Irene Newman Professional Service in Dental Hygiene Award.