NU Online News Service, May 27, 2004, 3:10 p.m. EDT – Aetna Inc., Hartford, has named Patricia Farrell head of its dental business.[@@]

The dental business provides dental coverage for more than 11 million U.S. residents.

Farrell previously was head of Aetna’s strategic planning operation. She also has worked as a regional manager at Aetna’s major medical unit.

Farrell has a bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac College and holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.