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
Faizan Alawi, D.D.S. 
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
falawi@upenn.edu


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


Secretary
Gwen Essex, Ed.D., M.S.
California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine
gwen.essex@cnsu.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

Kerin Latocha Burdette, D.D.S., M.P.H., FAAPD
Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
burdette@tamu.edu


Chair-elect

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


Secretary

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

Eswar Kandaswamy, B.D.S., M.S.
Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry
ekanda@lsuhsc.edu

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


Secretary

Vrushali Abhyankar, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
vabhyank@uthsc.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 - South Jordan, Utah
dwinden@roseman.edu


Chair
Joshua Little, D.C., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
jlittle1@email.unc.edu


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


Secretary
Geetha Siddanna, B.D.S., M.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
geethads@umich.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
Mark Scarbecz, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
mscarbec@uthsc.edu

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


Secretary
Casey Wright, Ph.D.
Marquette University School of Dentistry
Casey.Wright@marquette.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
Joshua Thomson, Ph.D
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
thomsojo@udmercy.edu


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


Secretary
Philip Patston, D.Phil.
University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
patston@uic.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
Scott Arneson
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
scott-arneson@uiowa.edu


Chair
Michael Harner, CPA, M.B.A., M.A., Ed.D
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
mikeh@uic.edu


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


Secretary
Marla Laval
Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine
mlaval@kansascity.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
Andrea Zandona, D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
andrea.zandona@tufts.edu


Chair
Eileen Hoskin, D.M.D., M.A.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine 
hoskiner@sdm.rutgers.edu


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


Secretary
Silvia Amaya Pajares, D.D.S., M.S.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
amayas@ohsu.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
Sandra Phillips, M.P.A.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
sandyp@uw.edu


Chair
Brian Howe, D.M.D., M.S.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
brian-howe@uiowa.edu


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


Secretary

Amy Kim, D.D.S.
NYU College of Dentistry
amy.kim@nyulangone.org


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
Kathleen M. Fischer, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
kmfisc01@louisville.edu


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

Secretary
David Hannigan, D.M.D.
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
david.hannigan@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
Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Ilisagvik College Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program
sshoffstallcone@anthc.org


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


Secretary
Rachel Greene, D.D.S.
University of Washington School of Dentistry
rgdds@uw.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
Priya Thomas, D.D.S., B.D.S.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
primthom@iu.edu


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

Secretary
Philip Rinaudo, D.D.S., M.S.D.
NYU Langone Dental Medicine
Philip.Rinaudo@nyulangone.org

 

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
Kelly Fong
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
kfong@pacific.edu


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


Secretary
Melissa Fung, M.B.A.
University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
Melissa.Fung@ucsf.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
Kenneth Peters, D.D.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Kenneth.peters@cuanschutz.edu


Chair
Liliana Mosquera, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
lm685@nova.edu


Chair-elect
Kunjan Kakar, D.D.S., M.S.
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
kunjan.kakar@cuanschutz.edu


Secretary
Joseph Curtis, D.M.D., M.S.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
joseph-g-curtis@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
Cara Miyasaki, RDA, RDHEF, M.S.
Foothill College
miyasakicara@fhda.edu


Chair-elect
Hema Udupa, D.D.S., M.S., Dip.ABOMR
MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute
Hema.Udupa@MCCKC.EDU


Secretary
Delaney Nowotarski, B.S., CDA
Germanna Community College
dnowotarski@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
Julie Drury, RDH, M.S., CHPE
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
julie.drury@louisville.edu


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


Secretary
Emily Ludwig, RDH, M.S.D.H.
Old Dominion University
eludwig@odu.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

Lynda Torre, D.D.S.
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
lt2363@cumc.columbia.edu


Chair-elect

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


Secretary

Nathalie Scarpa-Lota, D.M.D.
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
scarpana@sdm.rutgers.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
Richard Bigham, M.A.
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
bighamr@umkc.edu


Chair
Susan Wold, M.S.
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
skramer@umn.edu


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


Secretary
Scott Edward, M.Ed., M.B.A.
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
sedward@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
Douglas Day
University of Washington School of Dentistry
daydoug@uw.edu


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


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


Secretary
Megan Louk
University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
megan-louk@ouhsc.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
Nyla Balakrishnan, B.D.S., M.P.H., M.S.
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
nyb1@pitt.edu


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


Secretary
Hannan Tomeh, D.D.S., M.P.H.
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
htomeh@atsu.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
Yaara Berdan, D.D.S.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
berdan@usc.edu


Chair
Rebeca Weisleder Urow, D.D.S., M.Ed
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
weislederurowr@umkc.edu


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


Secretary
Ane Poly da Rocha, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Texas A&M University School of Dentistry
poly@tamu.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
Jaana Gold, D.D.S., M.H.P., Ph.D.
University of Florida College of Dentistry
JGold@dental.ufl.edu


Chair
Hanan Omar, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
hananomar@atsu.edu


Chair-elect
Sobia Bilal, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry
sbilal@uic.edu


Secretary
Mohamed Shabayek, B.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
mshabayek@umaryland.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.
Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
leonardo.marchini@case.edu


Chair
Olga Ensz, D.M.D., M.P.H.
University of Florida College of Dentistry
oensz@dental.ufl.edu


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


Secretary
Karin Aresnault, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
karin.arsenault@tufts.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
Rachel Novak, Ph.D.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah
rnovak@roseman.edu


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

Secretary
Nasrin Bahari Chopiuk, Ph.D.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
bahari@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
Julie A. Gray, D.D.S., M.A. 
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry 
jgray@mmc.edu


Chair-elect
Tanya Wright, D.D.S.
Colorado School of Dental Medicine
tanya.wright@cuanschutz.edu


Secretary
Katherine Velasco, D.D.S.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah
kvelasco@roseman.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.
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics
aditi-jain@iowa.edu


Chair
Mary Anne Melo, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., FADM
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
MMelo@umaryland.edu

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


Secretary
Yvette Alania, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
yalania@umaryland.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.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
gargi.mukherji@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
David Ojeda Diaz, D.D.S.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
OjedaDiza@uthscsa.edu


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


Secretary
Sahar Mirfarsi, D.D.S.
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
sahar.mirfarsi@westernu.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
Anupama Grandhi, B.D.S., D.D.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
agrandhi@llu.edu


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


Secretary
Brandon Veremis, D.D.S.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
bmveremis@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
Aniket Jadhav, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.S.H.A., FADI, FICD, Dipl. ABOMR
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
abjadhav@vcu.edu


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


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


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

 

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
Michael Hansen, D.M.D., B.S.
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
mwhansen3@gmail.com


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


Secretary
Christopher Daniel, D.D.S., M.D.
UT Health Houston School of Dentistry
christopher.s.daniel@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
Karthikeyan Subramani, B.D.S., M.Sc., M.S.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine - South Jordan, Utah
ksubramani@roseman.edu


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


Secretary
(Monica) Chenshuang Li, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
lichens@upenn.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
Priyanshi Ritwik, B.D.S., M.S.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
priyanshi.ritwik@uth.tmc.edu


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


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


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
Kai-Chiao (Joe) Chang, D.D.S., M.S.
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
kjchang@usc.edu


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


Secretary
Beatriz Bezerra, D.D.S., Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry
bbezerra@dentistry.ucla.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
Neha Parikh, Ph.D., M.S.
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
neha.parikh@uth.tmc.edu


Chair
Amandeep Gupta, M.D
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
guptaak@udmercy.edu


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

Secretary
Farzana Alam, Ph.D
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
Farzana.Alam@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
Clifford Lisman, D.M.D., M.S., FACD, FAAPD, M.B.A
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
clifford.lisman@gmail.com


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


Secretary
VaCora Rainey, D.D.S.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
oliverrainv@vcu.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
Harold Jennings, RDH, M.A.
Plaza College
hjennings@plazacollege.edu


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


Secretary
Jompobe Vuthiganon, D.M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
vuthigan@musc.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
John Won, D.D.S., M.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
jwon@llu.edu


Chair
Ahmed Mahrous, D.D.S., M.S.
A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health
ahmedmahrous@atsu.edu


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


Secretary
Mayumi Onoe-Miyamoto, D.D.S., CAGS
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
mayumio@bu.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
Nancy Young, D.M.D., M.Ed.
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
nayoung@augusta.edu


Chair
Parvati Iyer, D.D.S.              
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
piyer@pacific.edu

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


Secretary
Rita Patterson, D.M.D., FAGD      
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
pattersr@ohsu.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
Marlise Perry, B.S.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
mdperry@llu.edu


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


Secretary
Danielle Harris, M.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
harrisdm@udmercy.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
Lea Hachem, D.D.S., M.S.
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry
Elhachem@uthscsa.edu

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

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