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Michael Monopoli

Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS, FACD, FICD

Formerly Vice President for Grant Strategy

Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS, FACD, FICD, recently retired from CareQuest Institute. Before his retirement, he served as vice president of grant strategy. In this role, Michael lead the organization’s strategic philanthropic grantmaking activities to promote healthy communities and improve the overall system to create better oral health for all.  

Michael leveraged his expertise to collaborate with grantees and partners on a systems change approach to local, state, and national investment to strengthen communities and promote health equity. Prior to joining CareQuest Institute, Michael held a number of senior roles with the DentaQuest Partnership and Delta Dental of Massachusetts, an affiliate of CareQuest Institute. He also previously served as dental director at the Office of Oral Health for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

Michael is a past President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He was inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2021. Michael also serves on the boards of directors of the Forsyth Institute, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Foundation, and the Shils Fund. Michael serves on advisory councils of the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  

Michael earned his doctor of dental medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and two master’s degrees from Harvard University School of Public Health. He also completed a fellowship in geriatric dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.