ADEA Sections

A Section is a group of ADEA members with similar professional specialties who come together to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in the field of dental education. The activities of a Section are planned by its members and elected officers and provide a clear indication of the diverse interests and needs of its members.

Through participation in a Section, you can help design what, in essence, are small professional organizations within the association. Only ADEA members can belong to a Section, though each member can belong to as many Sections as desired.

You can join Section by logging in to your ADEA membership profile. Once you have joined a Section, you are automatically opted in the respective ADEA Connect community for the group. You will remain on the community until you have opted out or until your ADEA membership expires.

 

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The ADEA Section on Academic Affairs meets the professional development needs of the academic affairs administrators and faculty members interested in curricular management at dental schools.

Community email: adea-SECAcademicAffairs@ConnectedCommunity.org

Councilor
Abby Brodie, D.M.D., M.S.
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
abrodie@nova.edu


Chair
Emily Sabato, Ed.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine
sabatoeh@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair-elect
Sheila Brear, B.D.S.
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Sheila.Brear@ucsf.edu


Secretary
Tracy de Peralta, D.M.D., Ph.D. 
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
tdeperal@umich.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Addiction Education promotes activities and curricula for tobacco cessation in dental education.

Community email: adea-SECAddictionEducation@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Richard D'Innocenzo, D.M.D., M.D.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
rdinno@bu.edu


Chair

Windy Rothmund, RDH, M.S.D.H.
Eastern Washington University
wrothmund@ewu.edu


Chair-elect

Leticia Guajardo-Morales, D.D.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
leticia.guajardo@uth.tmc.edu


Secretary

Vincent Chee, D.D.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
vchee@llu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Advanced and Graduate Education represents the education component of graduate and advanced dental education, including but not limited to specific/topical issues of licensure, interprofessional education, assessment, curriculum, and scholarly activities.

Community email:  adea-SECAdvGradEd@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Maricelle Abayon, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Rochester Medical Center
maricelle_abayon@urmc.rochester.edu


Chair

Yun Wang, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
wang.1168@osu.edu


Chair-elect

Joyce A. Barbour, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
jbarbour@mmc.edu


Secretary

Neeraj Panchal, D.D.S., M.A., M.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
npanchal@upenn.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Anatomical Sciences fosters communication among educators in the anatomical sciences and encourages an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary approach to learning.

Community email:  adea-SECAnatomicalSciences@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Cameron B. Jeter, Ph.D.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
cameron.b.jeter@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Vuvi Nguyen, M.S., Ph.D.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
vuvi.h.nguyen@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect
Shayla Yoachim, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
shayla.yoachim@unmc.edu


Secretary
Divya Vanker, B.D.S., M.P.A.
drdivya2711@gmail.com

Recipient of the 2007 and 2012 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Behavioral Science advances the principles and methods of the behavioral sciences in the development of caring dental professionals. 

Community email:  adea-SECBehSci@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Linda Centore, Ph.D., ANP-BC
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
Linda.Centore@ucsf.edu


Chair
Jessica G. Hinz, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
jhinz@siue.edu


Chair-elect
Carly T. McKenzie, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
cmckenzi@uab.edu


Secretary


 

The ADEA Section on Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Microbiology provides a forum for dental educators in the disciplines of biochemistry, nutrition and microbiology to organize and communicate information about these scientific disciplines in relation to dental and allied dental education. 

Community email:  adea-SECBChemNutMicBio@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Larry Crouch, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
lcrouch@unmc.edu


Chair
Cristine Smoczer, M.D.,M.Sc., Ph.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
smoczecr@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
David D. Fischer, Ph.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
fischedd@udmercy.edu


Secretary
Claudia M. Tellez Freitas, Ph.D.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah
cfreitas@roseman.edu

Recipient of the 2011 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Business and Financial Administration provides leadership in the areas of business, finance and administration in dental educational institutions and provides expertise to institutional officers charged with responsibility in these areas.

Community email:  adea-SECBusFinAd@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Eileen J. McIlhagga, M.B.A.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
eileenc@buffalo.edu


Chair
John Kuhar, M.B.A.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
kuhar.18@osu.edu


Chair-elect



Secretary
Anne Rudwick, M.B.A.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
stemwede@ohsu.edu


Recipient of the 2006 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Cariology provides a venue within ADEA to discuss and enhance the teaching of cariology.

Community email:   adea-SECCariology@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Marcelle Nascimento, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.
University of Florida College of Dentistry
MNASCIMENTO@dental.ufl.edu


Chair
Andrea G. F. Zandona, D.D.S. M.S.D., Ph.D.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Andrea.Zandona@tufts.edu


Chair-elect
Jan Mitchell, D.D.S.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
janmitchell@augusta.edu


Secretary
Susie Goolsby, D.D.S., M.S.H.A.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
srgoolsby@vcu.edu

Recipient of the 2016 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Clinic Administration promotes clinical programs and activities that ensure optimal patient care within educational settings.

Community email:   adea-SECClinicAdmin@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Linda Wells, D.M.D., M.B.A.
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
wellslm@umkc.edu


Chair
Hubert Chan, D.M.D.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
hchan@westernu.edu


Chair-elect

Kim L. Capehart, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
kcapehart@augusta.edu


Secretary
O. Fields Farrior, D.M.D., M.S.
University of New England College of Dental Medicine
ffarrior@une.edu

Recipient of the 2006 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Clinical Simulation examines the application of clinical simulations and clinical ergonomics in dental education.

Community email:  adea-SECClinicalSim@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Kyriaki Marti, D.M.D.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
kyriaki@med.umich.edu


Chair
Inessa L. Slipak, D.D.S.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine
islipak@lecom.edu


Chair-elect
Dara Rogers
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dara.Rogers@tufts.edu


Secretary
Josephine Lomangino-Cheung, D.D.S.
NYU College of Dentistry
jl71@nyu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Community, Preventive and Public Health Dentistry explores issues related to community and preventive dentistry as they apply to dental and dental hygiene education, research and practice.

Community email:  adea-SECComPrevDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Jane E. M. Steffensen, M.P.H., MCHES
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
jane.steffensen@tufts.edu


Chair
Frank Roberts, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
froberts@uw.edu


Chair-elect
Tamara T. Tobey, D.D.S., M.A.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
tamara.tobey@ucdenver.edu


Secretary
Tiffany E. Wilson, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
t_diamond_2001@yahoo.com


Recipient of the 2020 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry facilitates the development of innovative ways to improve the delivery and teaching of comprehensive patient-centered care in dental school clinics.

Community email:  adea-SECCompCareGenDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Robert Taylor, D.M.D., MOH
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
robbie.taylor@uky.edu


Chair
Michele Kirkup, D.D.S.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
mkirkup@iu.edu


Chair-elect
Brooke N. Adams, D.D.S.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
bnadams2@iu.edu


Secretary
Elmer J. Newness, D.D.S., M.B.A., FAGD
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
newness.1@osu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Continuing Education promotes standards of excellence and innovations for dental school-based continuing education.

Community email:  adea-SECCE@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Melissa Welsh, M.S.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
mmw7@cumc.columbia.edu


Chair
Fernando Astorga, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
fernando.astorga@ucdenver.edu


Chair-elect
Chris Swayze, H.B.Sc., D.D.S., M.B.A.
University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
chris.swayze@dentistry.utoronto.ca


Secretary
Jo Peterson, Ph.D
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
jopete@umn.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Dental Anatomy and Occlusion discusses the form, function and application of principles of teaching dental anatomy and occlusion.

Community email:  adea-SECDentAnatOcc@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Richard S. Green, D.D.S., M.S.Ed., FACD, FICD
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
greenr@usc.edu


Chair
Marianna R. Day, D.D.S.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
marianne.day@unmc.edu


Chair-elect
Krithika Baskaran, D.D.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
krithika.baskaran@ucdenver.edu


Secretary
Amira Elgreatly, D.D.S.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
amira-elgreatly@uiowa.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Dental Assisting Education promotes and sustains quality formal education, faculty advancement and program offerings related to the field of dental assisting education. It actively works with other organizations in the dental assisting community.

Community email:  adea-SECDentAssistEd@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Janet A. Sell, Ed.D.
Ozarks Technical Community College
Sellj@otc.edu


Chair
Misty L. Mesimer, RDH, M.S.C.H., CDA
Germanna Community College
Mmesimer@germanna.edu


Chair-elect
Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, M.H.A., CDA, EFDA
University of Southern Indiana
arreddingt@usi.edu


Secretary
Cara M. Miyasaki, CDA, RDA, RDHEF, M.S.
Foothill College
miyasakicara@fhda.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Dental Hygiene Education explores and examines—through timely program offerings—issues affecting dental hygiene education. It strives to advance the art and science of dental hygiene education.

Community email:  adea-SECDentalHygieneEd@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Lori Holt, RDH, M.S.
University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Dentistry
holtla@umkc.edu


Chair
Erin Relich, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
relichee@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
Iwonka T. Eagle, RDH, M.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
ilenda@umich.edu


Secretary
Michelle Arnett, RDH, B.S., M.S.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
marnett@umn.edu

Recipient of the 2005 and 2008 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Dental Informatics promotes the exchange of ideas and applications among computer, information technology and information science professionals connected to dental education.

Community email:  adea-SECDentIT@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Elise S. Eisenberg, D.D.S, M.A.
NYU College of Dentistry
elise.eisenberg@nyu.edu


Chair

Rose-Marie Fay, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Rose-Marie.Fay@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect

Cassandra L. Callaghan, CISA, PMP
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
clcarson@umich.edu


Secretary

Sharon C Perelman, D.D.S., M.M.I.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
sp3714@cumc.columbia.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Dental School Admissions Officers explores issues of importance to those involved with the recruitment, evaluation and selection of potential dental students. It actively collaborates and holds an interim meeting with the sections on Financial Aid Administration and Student Affairs.

Community email: adea-SECDSAO@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Judy A. Porter, D.D.S., M.A., Ed.D.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
jporter@umaryland.edu


Chair
James Pashayan, D.D.S., M.A.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
Jpasha@midwestern.edu


Chair-elect
Crystal Ridgley, M.B.A.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Crystal.ridgley@ucdenver.edu


Secretary
David B. Koenecke, D.C., M.Ed.
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
dkoenecke@atsu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Development, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations fosters the exchange of information on constituent fundraising, relationship building and communications. The Section works to advance each school’s ability to increase the support and involvement of its constituents.

Community email:  adea-SECDevAlumPR@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Dan Soine, M.B.A.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
dsoine@pacific.edu


Chair
Randy Newquist
University of Washington School of Dentistry
randyn@uw.edu


Chair-elect
Joanne S. Courville, M.P.A.
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
jcourv@lsuhsc.edu


Secretary
Taressa C. Visor
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
taressa.c.visor@uth.tmc.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Educational Research, Development and Curriculum provides a forum for leadership, quality and innovation in the areas of research, educational methods and curriculum and supports programs designed to facilitate the development of faculty skills.

Community email:  adea-SECEdResDevCurr@ConnectedCommunity.org

Councilor
Yun Saksena, B.D.Sc., M.M.Sc., D.M.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
yun.saksena@unmc.edu


Chair
Se-Lim Oh, D.M.D., M.S.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
soh@umaryland.edu


Chair-elect
Laureen A. Zubiaurre Bitzer, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
laz1@cumc.columbia.edu


Secretary
Vidya Ramaswamy, Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
ramaswav@umich.edu

Recipient of the 2004 and 2015 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Endodontics provides guidance in predoctoral and postdoctoral endodontic education research and service. It promotes a strong liaison with its specialty organization.

Community email:  adea-SECEndo@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Laurie R. Fleisher, D.M.D., CAGS
NYU College of Dentistry
LF61@nyu.edu


Chair
Susan B. Paurazas, D.D.S., M.S., MHSA
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
paurazsb@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
Natasha M. Flake, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.D.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
nflake@uw.edu


Secretary
Leticia Guajardo-Morales, D.D.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
leticia.guajardo@uth.tmc.edu

Recipient of the 2014 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Gay-Straight Alliance Section is a resource for information, advocacy and support for schools, students, faculty, administrators and staff with a commitment to create more inclusive environments.

Community email:  adea-SECGSA@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Herminio Luis Perez, D.M.D., M.B.A.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine
hlp21@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair
Bart T. Watts, D.D.S..
University of Utah School of Dentistry
bart.watts@hsc.utah.edu


Chair-elect
Kevin Frazier, D.M.D., Ed.S.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
kfrazier@agusta.edu


Secretary
Holly Sharp, D.D.S.
University of Utah School of Dentistry
holly.sharp@hsc.utah.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Gerontology and Geriatrics Education promotes the education of dental professionals in all pertinent aspects of the study of aging and the clinical care of older adults.

Community email:  adea-SECGGE@ConnecctedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Leonardo Marchini, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
leonardo-marchini@uiowa.edu


Chair
Anetty P. Soto, D.M.D.
University of Florida College of Dentistry
asoto@dental.ufl.edu


Chair-elect
David Prince, D.D.S.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine—South Jordan, Utah
dprince@roseman.edu


Secretary
Rohit Nair, B.D.S, M.D.S.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
rohit-nair@uiowa.edu

Recipient of the 2007 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The mission of the ADEA Section on Integrated Clinical and Applied Biomedical Sciences (formerly the ADEA Section on Oral Biology) is to provide a forum to address the integration of the basic sciences across the entire dental curriculum.

Community email: adea-SECICABS@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Michael G. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
schmidtm@musc.edu


Chair
Naama Sleiman, Ph.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
sleimanh@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
Alan L. Myers, Pharm.D., Ph.D., RPh
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Alan.L.Myers@uth.tmc.edu


Secretary
Anita R. Joy, B.D.S., Ph.D., FDTFEd
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Anita.JoyThomas@uth.tmc.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Minority Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion provides a vital source of leadership in promoting and sustaining optimum diversity of faculty and administrators in dental and dental hygiene education and to develop comprehensive strategies to increase the number of minorities in the oral health care professions.

Community email:  adea-SECMinAffDivInc@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Ethel Harris, D.D.S.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
eharris@mmc.edu


Chair
James Tyus, D.D.S.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
jtyus@mmc.edu


Chair-elect
Anchal Malik, B.D.S., M.H.A.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
anm287@pitt.edu


Secretary
Tawana K. Ware, D.D.S., M.S.D. 
Indiana University School of Dentistry 
tklee@iu.edu

Recipient of the 2010 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials fosters communication among educators in operative dentistry and biomaterials and others in dental education, research and behavioral disciplines. It coordinates activities with other organizations representing operative dentistry and biomaterials.

Community email:  adea-SECOpDentBioMat@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Marcela Hernandez, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
marcela-hernandez@uiowa.edu


Chair
Alma Ljaljevic-Tucakovic, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
a0ljal01@louisville.edu


Chair-elect
Aditi Jain, B.D.S., M.S.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
aditi-jain@uiowa.edu


Secretary
Melissa E. Ing, D.M.D.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Melissa.ing@tufts.edu

Recipient of the 2005 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine focuses on education of basic pathologic processes, patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and patient management.

Community email:  adea-SECOralDiagOralMed@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Gargi Mukherji, D.D.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
gargi.mukherji@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Jaisiri R. Thoppay, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.S.
Center for Integrative Oral Health—Winter Park, Florida
jthoppay@inoralhealth.com


Chair-elect
Vinu T.Sista, D.D.S.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
vinu.t.sista@uth.tmc.edu


Secretary
Charles Streckfus, D.D.S., M.A., FAAOM, FAGD
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
charles.streckfus@uth.tmc.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology enhances instruction in dentistry and oral pathology through support and participation in programs and educational research.

Community email:  adea-SECOralMaxPathology@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Rashidah Wiley, D.D.S.
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
rashidahwiley@gmail.com


Chair
Tanya A. Wright, D.D.S.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Tanya.Wright@tufts.edu


Chair-elect
Theodora Danciu, D.D.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
tdanciu@umich.edu


Secretary
Junu Ojha, B.D.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
juojha@gmail.com

 

The ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology helps to increase the knowledge in and appreciation for the art and science of teaching oral and maxillofacial radiology.

Community email:  adea-SECOralMaxRadiology@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Sajitha M. Kalathingal, D.D.S., M.S.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
skalathingal@augusta.edu


Chair
Saulo L. Sousa Melo, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
sousamel@ohsu.edu


Chair-elect
Sonali A. Rathore, B.D.S., M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
srathore@vcu.edu


Secretary
Rohan Deepak Jagtap, B.D.S., M.H.A., FPFA
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
rjagtap@umc.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia and Hospital Dentistry offers a forum for members and specialty organizations to exchange information on academic and administrative issues related to the teaching of oral and maxillofacial surgery, anesthesia and hospital delivery.

Community email:  adea-SECOMSAnesHospDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor



Chair
Gregory K Spackman, D.D.S., M.B.A.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
spackman@uthscsa.edu


Chair-elect
Bridget M. Ferguson, D.D.S.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
bf2310@cumc.columbia.edu


Secretary
Sabah Kalamchi, D.D.S., FFDSRS
Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health A.T.Still University
skalamchi@atsu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Orthodontics represents the interests of those in orthodontic education and fosters liaisons with academic and specialty organizations.

Community email:  adea-SECOrtho@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Edmund Khoo, B.D.Sc., FICD, FACD, Dip ABO
NYU College of Dentistry
dr.edmund.khoo@hotmail.com


Chair
Thikriat Al-Jewair, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.Sc., M.S., FRCD(C), Dip ABO
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
thikriat@buffalo.edu


Chair-elect
Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj, B.D.S., Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
sheelapremaraj@gmail.com


Secretary
Sudha Gudhimella, B.D.S., M.S.
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
sudha.gudhimella@louisville.edu


Recipient of the 2013 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Pediatric Dentistry supports excellence and innovation in predoctoral and advanced education in pediatric dentistry and advocates improved oral health for children.

Community email:  adea-SECPedDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Abimbola O. Adewumi, B.D.S., FDSR
University of Florida College of Dentistry
aadewumi@dental.ufl.edu


Chair
William Dahlke, D.M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
wodahlke@vcu.edu


Chair-elect
Kimberly K. Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
Pattersonk8@vcu.edu


Secretary
Glenn Canares, D.D.S., M.S.D.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
GCanares1@umaryland.edu


Recipient of the 2020 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Periodontics promotes excellence in the teaching of periodontics and serves as a source of expertise for clinical and didactic periodontal education. It actively works with related specialty organizations.

Community email:  adea-SECPerio@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Jessica L. Owens, D.M.D
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
jowen6@lsuhsc.edu


Chair
Janina Golob Deeb, D.D.S, M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
jgolobdeeb@vcu.edu


Chair-elect
Robert N. Bitter, D.M.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
rbitter@siue.edu


Secretary
Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, B.D.S., M.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Sangeetha.Chandrasekaran@cuanschutz.edu


Recipient of the 2006 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Physiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics exchanges ideas concerning human physiology pedagogical and research issues in dental education, as well as ideas related to the teaching of pharmacology and therapeutics. 

Community email:  adea-SECPPT@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Dharini van der Hoeven, M.Sc., Ph.D.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
dharini.vanderHoeven@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Neha Parikh, M.S., Ph.D.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
neha.parikh@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect
Jayne S. Reuben, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
reuben@tamhsc.edu


Secretary
Deepthy A. Nair, B.D.S., M.D.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
nairda@udmercy.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Postdoctoral General Dentistry offers a network to discuss and advance issues related to postdoctoral general dentistry education.

Community email:  adea-SECPostdocGenDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Mike Webb, D.D.S.
U.S. Air Force Dental Corps
website98@hotmail.com


Chair
Melissa Ivers, D.M.D.
University of New Mexico
melissaivers@hotmail.com


Chair-Elect
Luis Yepes, D.D.S.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
yepes@uthscsa.edu


Secretary
Rebecca Dayanim, D.D.S.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
dayanim@usc.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Practice Management facilitates communication between teachers of dental practice administration and acts as a forum for issues in the disciplines of economics, marketing, finance, sociology, informatics, law and policy and management.

Community email:  adea-SECPracticeManagement@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
David J. Thein, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.B.A.
University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Dentistry
theind@umkc.edu


Chair
James L. Harrison, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
james.harrison@louisville.edu


Chair-elect
James H. Cottle, D.D.S.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
cottle.1@osu.edu


Secretary
Clifford G. Lisman, D.M.D., M.S., FACD, FAAPD, M.B.A.
Newark Beth Israel GPR
clifford.lisman@gmail.com


Recipient of the 2009 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Prosthodontics addresses the specific needs of dental educators who have interests in fixed and removable prosthodontics. It actively collaborates with specialty organizations and sponsors regional meetings for members.

Community email:  adea-SECProstho@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
John Won, D.D.S., M.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
jwon@llu.edu


Chair
Fengyuan Zheng, D.D.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 
zheng.504@osu.edu


Chair-elect
Judy Chia-Chun Yuan, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
yuanjudy@uic.edu


Secretary
Cortino Sukotjo, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.M.Sc.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
csukotjo@uic.edu


Recipient of the 2004 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section. 

 

The ADEA Section on Student Affairs and Financial Aid promotes the professional development and education of those in student affairs and financial aid administration, as well as offering a forum for the exchange of ideas in these areas.

Community email:  adea-SECSAFA@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Dianne D. Foster, RDH, M.A.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
dianne.foster@louisville.edu


Chair
Juliette C. Daniels, Ed.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
danieljc@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
Margaret Yang, M.S.Ed.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
xiaojiao@upenn.edu


Secretary
Susannah Turner, M.A.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
turner.647@osu.edu