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 a Section by logging in to your ADEA membership profile. Once you have joined a Section, you are automatically opted in to the respective Listserv for the group. You will remain on the Listserv until you have opted out or until your ADEA membership expires. Learn more about using ADEA’s Listserv lists. 

 

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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.

Listserv:  AcaDent@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Sara C. Gordon, D.D.S., M.S., FRCD (Can), FDS-RCS (Edin) 
University of Washington School of Dentistry
gordons@uw.edu


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


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

 

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

Listserv: addictionedu@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair

Lisa Bilich, RDH, M.Ed.
Eastern Washington University
lbilich@ewu.edu


Chair-Elect

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


Secretary

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

Listserv:  GPGraduate@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair

Jodie Wing Lee, D.M.D.
The University of Kansas Health System
wlee@kumc.edu


Chair-Elect

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


Secretary

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

 

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

Listserv:  ASciences@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Joshua M. Polanski, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine
joshua.polanski@unlv.edu


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

Listserv:  BSciences@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Ellen S. Patterson, M.D., M.A.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
ellen.patterson@tufts.edu


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


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

Listserv:  bnut@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Ransome Van Der Hoeven, Ph.D.
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
ransome.vanderhoeven@uth.tmc.edu


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


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

Listserv:  bfad@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Marina Black, RDA, M.B.A.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
mblack@llu.edu


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


Secretary
Oksana Budinskaya, D.D.S., M.B.A.
Texas A&M University College of Dentistry
Obudinskaya@tamhsc.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.

Listserv:  cariology@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Margherita Fontana, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
mfontan@umich.edu


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


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


Secretary
Jan Mitchell, D.D.S.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
janmitchell@augusta.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.

Listserv:  cadm@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Melisa Burton, D.M.D.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois
mburton@midwestern.edu


Chair-Elect

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


Secretary

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

Listserv:  cs@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Josephine Lomangino-Cheung, D.D.S., M.S.
New York University College of Dentistry
jl71@nyu.edu


Chair
Glenn K. Rochlen, D.D.S.
New York University College of Dentistry
gkr2004@nyu.edu


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


Secretary
Dara Rogers
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Dara.Rogers@tufts.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.

Listserv:  cpd@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair-elect
Magda A. de la Torre, RDH, M.P.H.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
delatorrem@uthscsa.edu


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


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

 

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.

Listserv:  ccgd@Listserv.adea.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
Sohayla A. Mammo, D.D.S., M.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
mammosa@udmercy.edu


Secretary
Brooke Adams, D.D.S.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
bnadams2@iu.edu

 

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

Listserv:  cedu@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Martha C. Clements, M.Ed.
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona
mcleme@midwestern.edu


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


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

 

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

Listserv:  daoc@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Kenneth S. Peters, D.D.S.
University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine
kenneth.peters@ucdenver.edu


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


Secretary
Krithika Baskaran, D.D.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
krithika.baskaran@ucdenver.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.

Listserv:  daed@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Constance J. Reed, EFDA, CDA, B.S.
Hillsborough Community College
Creed17@hccfl.edu


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


Chair-Elect
Misty L. Mesimer, RDH, MSCH, CDA
Germanna Community College
Mmesimer@germanna.edu


Secretary
Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA
University of Southern Indiana
arreddingt@usi.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.

Listserv:  dhed@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Lori Coan, RDH, M.S.
University of Southern Indiana
llcoan@usi.edu


Chair
Amy Coplen, RDH, M.S.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
amy.coplen@pacificu.edu


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


Secretary
Iwonka Eagle, RDH, MS.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
ilenda@umich.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.

Listserv:  dinf@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair

Annaliese E. Cothron, M.S. 
The American Institute of Dental Public Health
cothron@aidph.org


Chair-Elect

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


Secretary

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

Listserv: DSAO@listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Jami C. Campbell, M.A.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Jami.campbell@louisville.edu


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


Secretary
Crystal Ridgley, M.B.A.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Crystal.ridgley@ucdenver.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.

Listserv:  dapr@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Taressa C. Visor, Director Alumni Affairs, Continuing Dental Education and Events
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
taressa.c.visor@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect
Randall D. Newquist, Director Alumni Relations and Events
University of Washington School of Dentistry
randyn@uw.edu


Secretary
Joanne Courville, M.P.A. Director, Advancement and Alumni Relations
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
jcourv@lsuhsc.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.

Listserv:  erdu@Listserv.adea.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
Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, M.S., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Creighton University School of Dentistry
ssanchez@creighton.edu


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


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

Listserv:  endo@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Mark A. Schachman, D.M.D.
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
mark.schachman@uky.edu


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


Secretary
Natasha M. Flake, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.D.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
nflake@uw.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.

Listserv:  gsa@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine
chaviaro@sdm.rutgers.edu


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


Secretary
Donald Lapine, D.M.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine
dpl67@sdm.rutgers.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.

Listserv:  gge@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Maryam Tabrizi, D.M.D., M.P.H.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
maryam.tabrizi@uth.tmc.edu


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


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

Listserv: icabs@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Anita Joy-Thomas, B.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry
Anita.JoyThomas@uth.tmc.edu


Chair-elect
Naama H. Sleiman, M.S., Ph.D.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
sleimanh@udmercy.edu


Secretary
Alan L. Myers, PharmD, Ph.D., R.Ph.
The University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry
Alan.L.Myers@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.

Listserv:  maff@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Cherae Farmer-Dixon, D.D.S., M.P.H., FACD
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry
cdixon@mmc.edu


Chair
Madge Potts-Wiiliams, D.D.S.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine
mpotts-williams@lecom.edu


Chair-Elect
L. Alexandra Manibo, D.D.S.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine 
amanibo@lecom.edu


Secretary
Anchal Malik, B.D.S., MHA
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
amm287@pitt.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.

Listserv:  oden@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Michael Metz, D.M.D., M.S.D., M.S., Ph.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
michael.metz@louisville.edu


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


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

Listserv:  odom@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Mahnaz Fatahzadeh, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Dental Medicine
fatahza@sdm.rutgers.edu


Chair-Elect
Jaisiri Thoppay, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
jthoppay@vcu.edu


Secretary
Cathy Nikdel, D.D.S., M.P.H.
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
cathy.k.nikdel@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.

Listserv:  path@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Tanya M. Gibson, D.D.S.
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
gibsontm@umkc.edu


Chair
Leticia Ferreira Cabido, D.D.S.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
lferreira@pacific.edu


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


Secretary
Theodora Danciu, D.D.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
tdanciu@umich.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.

Listserv:  omra@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Rujuta A. Katkar, B.D.S., M.S.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
katkarr@uthscsa.edu


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


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

 

The ADEA Section on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Anesthesiology, 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.

Listserv:  omsu@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Anders Nattestad, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
anattestad@pacific.edu


Chair
Takako Imai Tanaka, D.D.S., F.D.S., RCSEd
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
takakot@upenn.edu


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


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

 

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

Listserv:  orth@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Edmund Khoo, B.D.Sc., FICD, Dip ABO
New York University College of Dentistry
Edmund.khoo@nyu.edu


Chair
Ahmed Ghoneima, B.D.S., M.Sc., M.S.D., Ph.D., Dip ABO
Indiana University School of Dentistry
aghoneim@iu.edu


Chair-Elect
Thikriat Al-Jewair, B.D.S., M.B.A., M.Sc., M.S., FRCD(C), Dip ABO
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
aljewairt@umkc.edu


Secretary
Thyagaseely Sheela Premaraj, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
sheelapremaraj@unmc.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.

Listserv:  pden@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Sahar Alrayyes, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
salray1@uic.edu


Chair
Carolyn Zeitz, RDH, B.S.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
zeitzca@udmercy.edu


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


Secretary
Kimberly Patterson, D.D.S., M.S.
Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
patterki@musc.edu

 

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.

Listserv:  peri@Listserv.adea.org

 

Councilor
Harlan J. Shiau, D.D.S., D.M.Sc.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
hshiau@umaryland.edu


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


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


Secretary
Robert N. Bitter, D.M.D.
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
rbitter@siue.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. 

Listserv:  ppt@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Bruce D. Gitter, Ph.D.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
bdgitter@iu.edu


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


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

 

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

Listserv:  pgd@Listserv.adea.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.

Listserv:  padm@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Dieter Schonwetter, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Manitoba Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
dieter.schonwetter@umanitoba.ca


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


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

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.

Listserv:  pros@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Damian Lee, D.D.S., M.S.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
lee.6221@osu.edu


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


Secretary
Judy Yuan, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
yuanjudy@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.

Listserv:  safa@Listserv.adea.org

 

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


Chair
Maya Ardon, M.A.
New York University College of Dentistry
ma1381@nyu.edu


Chair-Elect
Juliette Daniels, M.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
danieljc@udmercy.edu


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