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.

Ms. Sue Scherer

Education and Professional Relations Manager, Water Pik, Inc. | May 3, 2024

Dr. Elizabeth Shick

Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine | April 5, 2024

Dr. Amirreza Ghassemi

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology; Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Graduate Periodontic, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry | March 1, 2024

Mr. Austin Intrieri

Third-year Dental Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine | February 2, 2024

Dr. Dwight E. McLeod

Dean and Professor of Periodontics, A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health | January 5, 2024

Mr. Matt Ingram

Vice President – Sales, Dental, BroadcastMed | December 1, 2023

Ms. Janika James

Third-year dental student, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry | November 3, 2023

Mina Ghorbanifarajzadeh, D.M.D.

Clinical Manager, Overjet | October 6, 2023

Ms. Brooke Crouch

Professional Education Specialist, Elevate Oral Care | September 1, 2023

Ms. Shannon Nanne

Director, Professional Relations and Education, Curaden USA | August 4, 2023

Ms. Jia Kim

Class of 2023, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine | July 7, 2023

Ms. Rachel Utomo

Third-year Dental Student, Columbia University School of Dental Medicine | June 6, 2023

Mr. Shahzad Mumtaz

Third-year Dental Student, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine | May 5, 2023

Ms. Jessica Poon

Fourth-year Dental Student, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry | April 7, 2023

Dr. Leila Jahangiri

Ira E. Klein Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics, NYU College of Dentistry | March 3, 2023

Mr. Tommy Lau

Dental Student, Class of 2024, University of Michigan School of Dentistry | February 3, 2023

Dr. Michelle Brady

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