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CCEPR Membership

CCEPR Board Members and Organizations

The Board of the Commission includes members appointed by the following organizations:

Recognized Dental Specialty Organizations (one member each) — 9
American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) — 1
American Dental Education Association (ADEA) — 1
American Society of Constituent Dental Executives (ASCDE) — 1
American Dental Association (ADA) — 4

Members of the Commission are appointed to a four year term.

Board of Commissioners

Dr. Paul Leary, Smithtown, NY, chair
Dr. Joseph P. Fiorellini, Philadelphia, PA, vice chair
Dr. Brian A. Beitel, Huntsville, AL
Dr. Jeffrey D. Bennett, Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Hardeep K. Chehal, Omaha, NE
Dr. Debra Dixon, Edwardsville, IL
Dr. Augusto Cesar Garcia-Aguirre, Columbus, OH
Dr. Barry Hammond, Augusta, GA
Dr. Bertram J. Hughes, Gainesville, FL
Dr. Mark C. Hutten, Hinsdale, IL
Dr. Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, Biloxi, MS
Dr. Mitchell Jay Lipp, New York, NY
Mr. Conor McNulty, Wilsonville, OR
Dr. Susan Reed, Charleston, SC
Dr. Nancy R. Rosenthal, Jenkintown, PA
Dr. Ann Steiner, Yucaipa, CA

Duties of the CCEPR

The duties of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition, established in the ADA Bylaws, shall be to:
  • Formulate and adopt requirements, guidelines and procedures for the recognition of continuing dental education providers.
  • Approve providers of continuing dental education programs and activities.
  • Provide a means for continuing dental education providers to appeal adverse recognition decisions.
  • Submit an annual report to the Association’s House of Delegates and interim reports, on request, and the Commission’s annual budget to the Board of Trustees of the Association.
  • Submit the Commission’s rules and amendments to the Association’s House of Delegates for approval by majority vote either through or in cooperation with the Council on Dental Education and Licensure.

Members of the Commission are selected in accordance with the Rules of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition (PDF) and the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Dental Association. 

Appeal Board

Members of the Appeal Board of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition are selected in accordance with the Rules of the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition and the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Dental Association. Appeal Board members are appointed by each of the organizations represented on the Commission, and must have previously served on the Board of Commissioners or the ADA CERP Committee. Current members are listed below.

Dr. Robert E. Binder, Short Hills, NJ
Mr. William Oliver Butler, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Laurie C. Carter, Richmond, VA
Dr. Jeffrey G. Chaffin, Madison, WI
Ms. Carol J. Dingeldey, Southington, CT
Dr. Alan L. Felsenfeld, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. David A. Felton, Morgantown, WV
Dr. Ralph L. Howell, Jr., Suffolk, VA   
Dr. John H. Kobs, Holland, MI
Dr. Mario E. Ramos, Midland Park, NJ
Dr. Harold S. Seigel, Falls Church, VA
Dr. Denise A. Trochesset, Stony Brook, NY
Dr. Kenneth J. Zucker, St. Paul, MN