5 Questions With ...

ADEA membership is made up of a diverse group of professions that span all facets of dentistry and dental education. But we are more than just our professions.

In the feature 5 Questions With..., we shine a spotlight on various ADEA members, asking them five questions (both professional and personal), giving us all a chance to get to know one another better.


To commemorate ADEA’s centennial celebration, throughout 2023 we will run a new series profiling notable figures in ADEA history. Each interview will highlight these figures’ contributions to dental education and ADEA as an organization.

Michelle Brady, D.D.S.

Course Director, Diagnostic Sciences and Interprofessional Education Coordinator, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry |  January 6, 2023


Dr. Tawana K. Lee-Ware

Pediatric Dentist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Dentistry |  December 2, 2022


Dr. Lea Hachem

Associate Professor and Predoctoral Program Director, UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry  |  November 4, 2022


Dr. Enrique Mendez

Dental Assistant Program Director, Concorde Career Colleges-Miramar  |  October 7, 2022


Dr. Erin L. Gross

Assistant Professor – Clinical and Director of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry  |  September 2, 2022


Dr. James R. Lott

Associate Professor, Care Planning and Restorative Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry  |  August 5, 2022


Dr. Hiroe Ohyama

Assistant Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry, Harvard School of Dental Medicine  |  July 1, 2022


Dr. Burke Soffe

Director of Clinical Education, Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan, Utah  |  June 3, 2022


Dr. Cameron B. Jeter

Associate Professor, Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston  |  May 6, 2022


Dr. Ahmad Maalhagh-Fard

Associate Professor and Director, Faculty Success Program University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry  |  April 4, 2022


Dr. Eugenia P. Roberts

Clinical Associate Professor, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona  |  March 4, 2022


Dr. Steven W. Friedrichsen

Dean, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine  |  Feb 4, 2022


Mr. Gary J. Pickard

Senior Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Pacific Dental Services  |  Jan. 7, 2022


Dr. Janet Sell

Program Director Dental Assisting Program Ozarks Technical Community College  |  Dec. 3, 2021


Dr. Lynn Russell

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry  |  Nov. 5, 2021


Dr. Jessica Kiser

Dental Hygiene Program Director, Cape Fear Community College  |  Oct. 4, 2021


Prof. Annette Stelter

Course Director, West Coast University  |  Sept. 3, 2021


Ms. Kayla Ellis

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Class of 2022; ADEA Student Body President  |  July 30, 2021


Dr. Juliette Daniels

Assistant Dean for Student Services & Enrollment Management, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry  |  July 2, 2021


Ms. Julia M. Hwang

Director, Learner Success Center, University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry  |  June 4, 2021


Mr. Lamont Lowery

Assistant Dean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry  |  May 1, 2021


Dr. Caroline Carrico

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry  |  April 1, 2021


Dr. Adriana Reppell

D4 Student, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine  |  Feb. 26, 2021


Dr. Leonardo Marchini

Associate Professor, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics  |  Jan. 29, 2021


Dr. Robert M. Trombly

Professor and Dean, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health  |  Jan. 8, 2021

Ms. Phyllis Martina

Senior Professional Education Manager, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  |  Dec. 2, 2020

Prof. Rachel Kearney

Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry  |  Nov. 9, 2020

Dr. Ryan Quock

Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors; Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston  |  Oct. 14, 2020

Timothy J. Treat, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinic Director, DDS Group 1, Indiana University School of Dentistry |  January 19, 2023