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
Emily Sabato M.S.Ed., Ed.D.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
sabatoeh@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair
Liz Kaz Ed.D., M.S.
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
kazm@umkc.edu


Chair-elect
Gwen Essex, Ed.D., M.S.
California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine
gwen.essex@cnsu.edu


Secretary
Dolores Cannella, Ph.D.
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
dolores.cannella@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Recipient of the 2021 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section.

 

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

Sanjay Chand, M.B.B.S., M.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
chandsp@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect

Manish Bhagania, D.D.S.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Bhagania@bu.edu


Secretary

Meoshi Hicks, RDH
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine           
Mhicks815@student.roseman.edu


Recipient of the 2019 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section.

 

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

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


Chair

Amirreza Ghassemi, D.D.S., M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
ghassemia2@vcu.edu


Chair-elect
Vrushali Abhyankar, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
vabhyank@uthsc.edu


Secretary

Linda Sangalli, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
lsanga@midwestern.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
Duane Winden, Ph.D., M.S.N./E.D., M.S., RN
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
dwinden@roseman.edu


Chair
Vuvi Nguyen, Ph.D., M.S.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
Vuvi.H.Nguyen@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect
Geetha Siddanna, B.D.S., M.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
geethads@umich.edu


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


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


Chair
Melanie Mayberry, D.D.S., M.S., HCM
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
mayberme@udmercy.edu


Chair-elect
Casey Wright, Ph.D.
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Casey.Wright@marquette.edu


Secretary
Jamie Burgess-Flowers, M.S.W., LCSW
High Point University Workman School of Dental Medicine
jburges3@highpoint.edu

 

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


Chair
Sarah B. Peters, M.S., Ph.D.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
peters.1026@osu.edu


Chair-elect
Philip Patston, D.Phil.
University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
patston@uic.edu


Secretary
Barbara McCracken, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
bmccrac@siue.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
TBD


Chair
Megan Sage, M.B.A.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
sagme@ohsu.edu


Chair-elect
TBD


Secretary
TBD


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
Andrea Zandona, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
andrea.zandona@tufts.edu


Chair
Donald Lapine, D.M.D.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
dpl67@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair-elect
Silvia Amaya Pajares, B.D.S., M.H.A.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
amayas@ohsu.edu


Secretary
Anchal Malik Chopra, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
anchal.malik@pitt.edu, anm287@pitt.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
TBD


Chair
Alan Furness, D.M.D.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
afurness@augusta.edu


Chair-elect
TBD


Secretary

TBD


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
Shaista Rashid, B.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
A.T. Still University
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
shaistarashid@atsu.edu


Chair
Tarin Williams, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
tarin.williams@louisville.edu


Chair-elect
David Hannigan, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
david.hannigan@louisville.edu


Secretary

Megan O’Malley Degaris, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
megan.degaris@louisville.edu

 

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

Community email:  adea-SECComPrevDent@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

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


Chair
Cynthia Yered, D.M.D.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Cynthia.YeredMclaughlin@tufts.edu


Chair-elect
Rachel Greene, D.D.S.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
rgdds@uw.edu


Secretary
Salma Elwazeer, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.P.H
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
salma.elwazeer@ttuhsc.edu


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
Elmer (E.J.) Newness, D.D.S., M.B.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
newnesej@udmercy.edu


Chair
Afsheen Lakhani, D.D.S., CAGS
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
alakhani@bu.edu


Chair-elect
Philip Rinaudo, D.D.S., M.S.D.
NYU College of Dentistry
Philip.Rinaudo@nyulangone.org


Secretary

Vasiliki Maseli, D.D.S., CAGS, M.S., Ed.M.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
vmaseli@bu.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
Martha Clements, M.Ed.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona 
mcleme@midwestern.edu


Chair
David Minjoon Kim, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
dkim@hsdm.harvard.edu


Chair-elect
Melissa Fung, M.B.A.  
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry             
Melissa.Fung@ucsf.edu


Secretary
Chia-Yu (Jennifer) Chen, D.D.S.  
Harvard School of Dental Medicine          
Chia-yu_chen@hsdm.harvard.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
TBD


Chair
TBD


Chair-elect
TBD


Secretary
TBD

 

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


Chair
Delaney Nowotarski, B.S., CDA
Germanna Community College
dnowotarski@germanna.edu


Chair-elect
Carol Gohdes, CDA, RDH, B.S.
Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Health Science Institute
Carol.Gohdes@mcckc.edu


Secretary
Taylor Rupard, CDA
Germanna Community College
TRupard@germanna.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
Iwonka Eagle, RDH, M.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
ilenda@umich.edu


Chair
Holly Erenfeld, RDH, M.D.H., EPDH
Pacific University Oregon School of Dental Hygiene Studies
holly.erenfeld@pacificu.edu


Chair-elect
Emily Ludwig, RDH, M.S.D.H.
Old Dominion University
eludwig@odu.edu


Secretary
Melody McGee, RDH, M.B.A
Pacific University
melody.mcgee@pacificu.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

Nathalie Scarpa-Lota, D.M.D.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine          
scarpana@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair-elect

Alexander Lee, D.M.D.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
allee@westernu.edu


Secretary

Meg Mullen, B.S.D.H., RDH
NYU College of Dentistry
mmm27@nyu.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
Susan Wold, M.S.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
skramer@umn.edu


Chair
Dayna Myers, M.S., RDH
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
dmyers19@uthsc.edu


Chair-elect
Scott Edward, M.Ed., M.B.A.
A.T. Still University
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
sedward@atsu.edu


Secretary
Corey Berry, B.A.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
cberry@ostrow.usc.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
Douglas Day
University of Washington School of Dentistry
daydoug@uw.edu


Chair
Daisy Lee
NYU College of Dentistry
dl147@nyu.edu


Chair-elect
Marcy O’Leary
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
molea2@lsuhsc.edu


Secretary
Melissa Evans
Indiana University School of Dentistry
mae3@iu.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
Se-lim Oh, D.M.D., M.S.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
soh@umaryland.edu


Chair
Meixun Sinky Zheng, Ph.D.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
szheng@pacific.edu


Chair-elect
Hannan Tomeh, D.D.S., M.P.H.
A.T. Still University
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
htomeh@atsu.edu


Secretary
Wilmer Abshier, D.M.D., M.S.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
wilmer.abshier@louisville.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
Leticia Guajardo-Morales, D.D.S.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
Leticia.Guajardo@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Ana Andrada, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
caldeiradea@vcu.edu


Chair-elect
Ane Poly da Rocha, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D. 
Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
poly@tamu.edu


Secretary
Omer Sheriff Sultan, B.D.S.M, M.D.S., Ph.D.
A.T. Still University
Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
omersultan@atsu.edu


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

 

The mission of the ADEA Section on Evidence-based Dentistry is to promote Evidence-based Dentistry in dental school curriculums; define competencies for EBD; facilitate faculty education on EBD skills; improve our teaching efforts to promote oral health of individuals, populations and communities; and to increase the ethical and quality evidence-based care

Community email: adea-SECEBD@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
TBD


Chair
TBD


Chair-elect
TBD


Secretary
TBD

 

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.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
leonardo.marchini@case.edu


Chair
Kadambari Rawal, B.D.S., CAGS, M.S.D.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
kady@bu.edu


Chair-elect
Karin Aresnault, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
karin.arsenault@tufts.edu


Secretary
Dayana Escobar, D.D.S., M.M.Sc.
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
escobard@bu.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
Anita Joy-Thomas, B.D.S., Ph.D.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
Anita.JoyThomas@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Cheryl Samaniego, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
cheryl.samaniego@ttuhsc.edu


Chair-elect
Nasrin Bahari, Ph.D.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Bahari@ostrow.usc.edu


Secretary

Arezou Shahbazi, D.D.S., M.S.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Arezoush@usc.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
Tanya Wright, D.D.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
tanya.wright@cuanschutz.edu


Chair-elect
Katherine Velasco, D.D.S.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
kvelasco@roseman.edu


Secretary
Carlos Smith, D.D.S., M.Div., FACD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
cssmith2@vcu.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
Aditi Jain, B.D.S., M.S.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
aditi-jain@uiowa.edu


Chair
Supattriya Chutinan, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Supattriya_Chutinan@hsdm.harvard.edu


Chair-elect

Yvette Alania, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
yalania@umaryland.edu


Secretary
Hiroe Ohyama, D.M.D., M.MSc., Ph.D.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
hiroe_ohyama@hsdm.harvard.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
Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Rutgers Jersey School of Dental Medicine
fatahza@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair
Sonal Shah, D.D.S.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
sonal.shah@unlv.edu


Chair-elect
Sahar Mirfarsi, D.D.S.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
sahar.mirfarsi@westernu.edu


Secretary
Roopali Kulkarni, D.M.D., M.P.H
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Roopali.Kulkarni@pennmedicine.upenn.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
Tanya Gibson, D.D.S.
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
gibsontm@umkc.edu


Chair
Joanne Leger Prasad, D.D.S., M.P.H.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
jlp92@pitt.edu


Chair-elect
Brandon Veremis, D.D.S.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
bmveremis@gmail.com


Secretary
Daria Vasilyeve, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
dv2350@columbia.edu

 

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
Suvendra Vijayan, B.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
suv16@pitt.edu


Chair
Michelle Briner-Garrido, D.D.S., OMFR
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
mbrinergarrido@umkc.edu


Chair-elect
Anusha Vaddi, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.D.Sc.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
vaddia@vcu.edu


Secretary
Niranzena Paneer Selvam, B.D.S., M.D.S.,
Creighton University School of Dentistry
NiranzenaPanneerSelvam@creighton.edu, dr.niranzena@gmail.com

 

The ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesia and Hospital Administration 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
Faisal A. Quereshy, M.D., D.D.S.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
faq@case.edu


Chair
Steven Saxe, D.M.D.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine
nvjawdoc@aol.com


Chair-elect
Christopher Daniel, D.D.S., M.D.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
christopher.s.daniel@uth.tmc.edu


Secretary
Brandon Key, D.D.S.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
brandon.c.key@uth.tmc.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
Mitchell Lipp, D.D.S.
NYU College of Dentistry
mitchell.lipp@nyu.edu


Chair
Dimitrios Michelogiannakis, D.D.S., M.S.
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
dmichelogiannakis@gmail.com


Chair-elect
(Monica) Chenshuang Li, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
lichens@upenn.edu


Secretary
Asma Almaidham, B.D.S., M.S.
NYU College of Dentistry
aaa566@nyu.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
Kimberly Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
kimberly.patterson@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Chair
Allison Scully, D.D.S., M.S.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
scullya@iu.edu


Chair-elect
Chaitanya Puranik, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
chaitanya.puranik@childrenscolorado.org


Secretary
Sorcha Harding, B.D.S., M.S.
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
sorcha.harding@exchange.tamu.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 Owens, D.D.S., M.A.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
jessica.owens@unlv.edu


Chair
Anuja Doshi, D.D.S., M.S.
University of New England College of Dental Medicine
Adoshi1@une.edu


Chair-elect
Beatriz Bezerra, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry
bbezerra@dentistry.ucla.edu


Secretary
Sukirth Ganesan, B.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics
sukirth-ganesan@uiowa.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
Jayne S. Reuben, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
jsreuben@tamu.edu


Chair
James Cade, D.D.S.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
jcade@mmc.edu


Chair-elect
Farzana Alam, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
Farzana.Alam@ttuhsc.edu


Secretary

Atasi Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
Atasi.Chatterjee@ttuhsc.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
Dieter Schonwetter, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Manitoba Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Dieter.Schonwetter@umanitoba.ca


Chair
Vaishali Singhal, Ph.D., D.M.D., M.S.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
singhava@shp.rutgers.edu


Chair-elect
VaCora Rainey, D.D.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
oliverrainv@vcu.edu


Secretary
Julie Gray, D.D.S.
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
jgray@mmc.edu


Recipient of the 2022 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section

 

The ADEA Section on PRIDE, Promoting Respect for Identity Dignity and Expression 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-SECPRIDE@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Herminio Perez, D.M.D., M.B.A.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine 
hlp21@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair
Colin Haley, D.D.S., M.Ed.
University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
chaley1@uic.edu


Chair-elect
Joe Vuthiganon, D.M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
vuthigan@musc.edu


Secretary
Carter Bruett, D.D.S., M.Ed
University of Utah School of Dentistry
carter.bruett@hsc.utah.edu

 

The ADEA Special Interest Group on Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues provides a forum for ADEA members to address issues in ethics, professionalism and legal matters in dental education.

Community email:  adea-SIGProfEthLgl@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Pamela Zarkowski, J.D., M.P.H.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
zarkowp1@udmercy.edu


Chair
Preetha Kanjirath, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
pkanji@midwestern.edu


Chair-elect
Breacya Washington-Hayes, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
breacya.washington@louisville.edu


Secretary
Andrea Pobocik, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
mantesso@umich.edu

 

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
James Harrison Damian, D.D.S., M.S., FACP
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
damian.lee@tufts.edu


Chair
Peixi Liao, B.D.S., D.Sc.D., CAGS
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
liaopx@bu.edu


Chair-elect
Mayumi Onoe-Miyamoto, D.D.S., CAGS
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
mayumio@bu.edu


Secretary
Ekaterini Antonellou, D.D.S., D.M.D.., M.D.S.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
ekaterini.antonellou@tufts.edu


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

 

The ADEA Section on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a rich discussion forum that provides members the opportunity to learn and build upon the experiences and knowledge of their teaching peers within an infrastructure to support the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning throughout dental education.

Community email:  adea-SecSoTL@ConnectedCommunity.org

 

Councilor
Denise Mills, D.D.S., M.H.A., Ed.D.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
dmills@midwestern.edu


Chair
Gregory Griffin, D.M.D.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
ggriffin@augusta.edu


Chair-elect

Rita Patterson, D.M.D., FAGD
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
pattersr@ohsu.edu


Secretary
Marija Sasek, D.M.D., M.A.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
marija.sasek@louisville.edu


Recipient of the 2023 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
Juliette C. Daniels, Ed.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
danieljc@udmercy.edu


Chair
Shannon Gilligan Wehr, B.A., M.A.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
gill0391@umn.edu


Chair-elect
Danielle Harris, M.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
harrisdm@udmercy.edu


Secretary
Alisha Marble
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
amarble@bu.edu

 

The ADEA Section on Women in Leadership provides a forum for ADEA members interested in advocating for the advancement of women in dental education and gender equity.

Community email:  adea-SECWIL@ConnectedCommunity.org


Councilor
Michelle Brady, D.D.S.
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
mbrady1@pacific.edu


Chair
Nathalia Garcia, D.D.S., M.S.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
migarci@siue.edu


Chair-elect

Lisa Cain, Ph.D.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
lisa.cain@uth.tmc.edu


Secretary

Elizabeth VanTubergen, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
evantub@umich.edu


Recipient of the 2023 ADEA COS Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Outstanding Performance by a Section.