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New Dentist Committee

 
Members of the 2015-2016 New Dentist Committee pose with keynote speaker Daymond John at the New Dentist Conference at ADA.

What is the ADA New Dentist Committee?

The New Dentist Committee serves as the voice of the new dentist. Comprising of 17 members representing each of the ADA's regional districts, the New Dentist Committee is a national committee of the ADA Board of Trustees. Their primary purpose is to advise the Board of Trustees on matters relating to new dentists. They:

  • Review and advise the Board on member benefits and the member experience from a new dentist perspective
  • Review and make recommendations regarding policy affecting new dentists.
  • Promote the role of new dentists and foster leadership development in national, state and local societies
  • Provide a new dentist perspective to councils through a liaison relationship or as designated consultants
  • Work with the Council on ADA Sessions on the successful implementation of a new dentist program at the ADA annual meeting
  • Advise on and assist in implementation of the ADA dental school strategy, including oversight of the ADA Success program
  • And address other matters as assigned by the Board of Trustees

The Committee typically meets twice per year and provides recommendations on policies and programs that meet the needs of new dentists. Members can access the major actions and minutes from the Committee in the Leadership and Governance area of ADA.org.

New Dentist Conference

The Committee also hosts the New Dentist Conference, now part of the ADA annual meeting, bringing together new dentists to network, earn CE, advance leadership skills and have fun. You won’t want to miss the 2016 Conference in Denver, October 20-23.

A Network of New Dentist Leaders

New dentists from across the country participate in new dentist committees or other leadership roles at the state and local level. To find out more about your state or local new dentist committee or to get more new dentists involved in the network, contact your state dental society or the ADA New Dentist Committee Office at 800.621.8099.

Make your voice heard!

Do you have an idea or concern? Reach out to your New Dentist Committee representative today or contact the New Dentist Committee office at newdentist@ada.org or 800.621.8099.


New Dentist Committee Roster 2015-2016

Chair 
District 5 Representative (AL, GA, MS)
Chris M. Hasty, D.D.S.
209 24th Street E
Tifton, Georgia 31794
cmhasty@gmail.com
229.382.8711
229.382.8714 (fax)

Vice Chair
District 14 Representative (AZ, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT, WY)
Emily Ishkanian, D.M.D
275 N. Pecos
Henderson, NV 89074
Emily.ishkanian@yahoo.com

District 1 Representative (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 
Andrea C. Fallon, D.M.D. 
154 Rachael Terrace
Westfield, MA 01085
afallondmd@gmail.com 
413.786.0085

District 2 Representative (NY) 
Kendra Zappia, D.D.S. 
3 Pine West Plaza, Ste 316 
Albany, NY 12205
kendrafryzap@hotmail.com

518.221.5365 

District 3 Representative (PA)
Nipa R. Thakkar, D.M.D. 
28 Trenton Court
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
nipa815@gmail.com
516.859.5777

District 4 Representative (DE, DC, MD, NJ, PR, VI) 
Michael Saba, DMD
1205 Coolidge Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
mike.saba@gmail.com
908.531.8406

District 6 Representative (KY, MO, TN, WV) 
Rachel D. Hymes, D.M.D.
222 Oak Street 
Mountain City, TN 37683
rachel.dasher@gmail.com
423.727.6319
423.727.4164 (fax)

District 7 Representative (IN, OH) 
Lauren M. Czerniak, D.D.S. 
3951 W. Sylvania Ave.
Toledo, OH 43623
laurenczerniak@gmail.com

District 8 Representative (IL) 
Lindsey J. Yates, D.D.S
333 S. Ashland Ave., Fl. 4
Chicago, IL 60607
516.428.0458 
ljkdds@gmail.com

District 9 Representative (MI, WI)
Eric T. Childs, D.D.S.
365 N. Willowbrook Rd. Ste #C
Coldwater, MI 49036
echilds@gmail.com
517.278.3000
517.278.3333 (fax)

District 10 Representative (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD) 
Ryan L. Ritchie, D.D.S. 
20110 Nature Ave. 
Hutchinson, MN 55350
ritch014@umn.edu
320.587.3993
320.587.0600 (fax)

District 11 Representative (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA) 
Brittany T. Dean, D.D.S. 
16101 Bothell Everett Hwy., #G5
Mill Creek, WA 98012
brittanydeandds@gmail.com
253.224.7758

District 12 Representative (KS,OK,AK, LA)
Raymond Jarvis, D.D.S.
10037 Ferry Creek Dr
Shreveport, LA  71106
rjarvosdds@gmail.com
318.426.6015

District 13 Representative (CA) 
John R. Pascarella, D.D.S. 
225 Howell Ave.
Red Bluff, CA 96080 
jpascarella@gmail.com
310.530.200.5801

District 15 Representative (TX) 
Andrea K. Janik, D.D.S. 
11010 W. FM 471 Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78253
akjanik@yahoo.com
210.688.9386 

District 16 Representative (NC, SC, VA)
 
Justin Norbo, D.D.S.
441 E. Main St.
Purcellville, VA 20132
norbojr@gmail.com

804.513.0311

District 17 Representative (FL) 
Robin M. Nguyen, D.D.S. 
8804 Hawbuck St.
Trinity, FL 34655
robinmaianh.nguyen@gmail.com
727.796.2183

Board of Trustees Liaison 
Andrew J. Kwasny, D.D.S.
6470 Field Valley Ln.
Fairview, PA 16415
kwasnya@ada.org
814.490.4641

Staff 
Tera Lavick, director 
lavickt@ada.org   
312.440.2386

General Contact Information 
New Dentist Committee 
211 East Chicago Avenue, 20th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60611 
newdentist@ada.org  
312.440.2779 
312.440.2883 (fax)