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New Dentist Committee

 
2016-2017 ADA New Dentist Committee

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 2016-2017

Chair
District 3 Representative (PA) 
Nipa R. Thakkar, D.M.D. 
75 East Avenue
Wellsboro, PA 16901
nipa815@gmail.com
516.859.5777

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) 
Lauren E. Vitkus, D.D.S.
6428 Winding Creek Way
Victor, NY 14564
lauren.vitkus@gmail.com
315.798.2045

District 4 Representative (DE, DC, MD, NJ, PR, VI) 
Michael Saba, D.M.D.
1598 Ridgeway St
Union, NJ 07083
mike.saba@gmail.com
908.531.8406

District 5 Representative (AL, GA, MS )
Britany F. Matin, D.M.D.
670 N College Street, Suite D
Auburn, AL 36830
bmatin42@gmail.com
334.209.1352

District 6 Representative (KY, MO, TN, WV) 
Emily A. Mattingly, D.D.S.
850 Fairway Drive
Chillicothe, MO 64601
emily@msmdental.net
660.247.3128

District 7 Representative (IN, OH) 
Lauren M. Czerniak, D.D.S. 
6014 Holly Glenn Drive
Toledo, OH 43612
laurenczerniak@gmail.com
419.704.6652

District 8 Representative (IL) 
Bejamin C. Youel, D.D.S.
3759 N. Wilton Ave, Unit 3B
Chicago, IL 60613
bcyouel@gmail.com
312.841.7570

District 9 Representative (MI, WI)
Colleen Greene, D.M.D.
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 310
Milwaukee, WI 53226
greene.colleen@gmail.com
810.394.6539

District 10 Representative (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD) 
Sara E. Stuefen, D.D.S. 
207 E 4th St.
Vinton, IA 52349
sarastuefendds@gmail.com
319.472.3282

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. 
1010 Jefferson St.
Red Bluff, CA 96080 
jpascarella@gmail.com
530.200.5801

District 14 Representative (AZ, CO, HI, NV, NM, UT, WY) 
Lindsay M. Compton, D.D.S.
8595 Ralston Road
Arvada, CO 80002
lindsay.compton.dds@gmail.com
515.708.0985

District 15 Representative (TX) 
Adam C. Shisler, D.D.S. 
5252 Westchester St., Ste 190
Houston, TX 77005
Acshisler@gmail.com
713.818.9152

District 16 Representative (NC, SC, VA) 
Daniel W. Hall, D.M.D
603 Wren School Road
Piedmont, SC 29673
halldw2015@gmail.com
864.366.5511

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 
Gary E. Jeffers, D.M.D.
2700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MO 48208
jeffersg@ada.org
313.494.6654

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)