Patricia Frese is Professor of Dental Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been in education since 1980. She is a 1976 graduate of the dental hygiene program at Raymond Walters College. She has private practice experience in general, research and periodontal practice settings. She has presented on a variety of topics at professional meetings. Pat is an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.