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Committees for 2017-2018

The Academy's strength lies in its membership. Individuals contribute their skills and resources to the group by serving on its various committees. As a direct link to the membership, the Academy's committees work to impact current laser usage and future developments. For more information on the activities of our committees, download the committee descriptions or contact the appropriate committee chair listed below. A  list of available volunteer leadership positions follow below the photo gallary for Communications, International Relations, Laser Safety, Membership, Regulatory Affairs, University and Academia Relations (U & A), and the U & A Student Scholarship Sub-committee.

 

Face Time Matters at the ALD - Meet ALD's Committee Chair Volunteer Leaders

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MDS, PhD

Walid Altayeb,
DDS, MDS, PhD

Scott Benjamin, DMD

Scott Benjamin, DMD

Keith Brewster, DDS

Keith Brewster, DDS

Mel Burchman, DDS

Mel Burchman, DDS

James Carreiro, DMD

James Carreiro, DMD

Stuart Coleton, DDS

Stuart Coleton, DDS

Arun Danbar, BDS

Arun Darbar, BDS

Nancy Fitzgerald, DMD

Nancy Fitzgerald, DMD

Steven Burman, DMD

John J. Graeber, DMD

Rashita Jaju, DMD

Rishita Jaju, DMD

Ed Kusek, DDS

Ed Kusek, DDS

Mitch Lomke, DDS

Mitch Lomke, DDS

Raminta Mastis, DDS

Raminta Mastis, DDS

Jeanette Miranda, RDH

Jeanette Miranda, RDH

Scott Benjamin, DDS

Shigeyuki Nagai, DDS

Don Patthoff, DDS

Don Patthoff, DDS

Glenda Payas, DMD

Glenda Payas, DMD

Steve Parrett, DDS

Steve Parrett, DDS

Georgios Romanos, DDS, MDS, PhD

Georgios Romanos,
DDS, MDS, PhD

John Sulewski, MA

John Sulewski, MA

Ana Triliouris, DDS

Ana Triliouris, DDS

Christopher Walinski, DDS

Christopher Walinski, DDS

Angie Mott, RDH

Angie (Mott) Wallace, RDH

 

 

We welcome calls and emails.  Have a question or a specific need?
Contact the ALD office or any Committee Chair directly. 

ALD Main Office:  954-346-3776 by phone or memberservices@laserdentistry.org by email.


Become a Volunteer!

Want to volunteer and share your expertise in any area that is unique to you? Let us know. The Academy of Laser Dentistry takes pride in its volunteers. 

Download the committee descriptions and send us an email, anytime.

Complete the Volunteer Form.

 

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The Academy of Laser Dentistry's committees are:

Auxiliary Committee

Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, Chair
Sioux Falls, SD
605-371-3443
Fax 605-371-3445
jkmrdh@gmail.com


Awards Committee

Mel A. Burchman, DDS, Chair
Langhorne, PA
215-752-5505
Fax 215-752-9342
MEL712A@aol.com

Fellowship & Mastership Honors Subcommittee
TBA, Chair


Certification Committee

Rishita Jaju, DMD, Chair
Reston, VA
571-350-3663
rishita@ajaju.com

Testing Task Force
Ed Kusek, DDS, Co-Chair
Sioux Falls, SD
605-371-3443
Fax: 605-371-3445
edkusek@me.com

Technology Subcommittee
James Carreiro, DMD, Co-Chair
Largo, FL
727-595-4389
Fax: 727-517-1015
carreirojs@hotmail.com

Gerry Ross, DDS
Toronto, Canada
905-936-4663
ddsross@rogers.com


Communications Committee

Steve Parrett, DDS, Chair
Chamersburg, PA
717-263-3123
drp@cvdc.com

Jeanette K. Miranda, RDH, Vice Chair
Sioux Falls, SD
605-371-3443
Fax 605-371-3445
jkmrdh@gmail.com


The Journal of Laser Dentistry

Stuart Coleton, DDS Editor-in-Chief
Chappaqua, NY
914-238-3981
Fax: 914-238-3710
Scoleton@aol.com


Conference - Dentistry's Laser Meeting, Celebrating Lasers 25 Years and Beyond!

Raminta Mastis, DDS, Co-Chair
St. Clair Shores, MI
586-778-3870
Fax: 586-778-9469
milaserdentist@comcast.com

General & Scientific Sessions
Arun Darbar, BDS, Co-Chair
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
44-1525-383065
Fax: 44-1525853482
adsmiles4u@aol.com

Scott Benjamin, DMD, Co-Chair
Sidney, NY
Phone: 607-563-3927
Fax: 607-563-8946
E-Mail: sbenjamin@dentalaim.com

Host, Moderators & Monitors
ALD Staff

Future Site Selection
Mel A. Burchman, DDS, Chair
Langhorne, PA
215-752-5505
Fax 215-752-9342
MEL712A@aol.com


Constitution & Bylaws Committee

Arun Darbar, BDS, Secretary, Chair
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
44-1525-383065
Fax: 44-1525853482
adsmiles4u@aol.com


Education Committee

Sam Low, DDS, Chair
Palm Coast, FL
352-538-9654
slow@dental.ufl.edu


Ethics Committee

Donald Patthoff, DDS, Chair
Martinsburg, WV
304-263-0411
Fax: 304-263-3288
donaldpatthoffdds@gmail.com


Finance Committee

Ed Kusek, DDS, Treasurer
Sioux Falls, SD
605-371-3443
Fax: 605-371-3445
edkusek@me.com


International Relations Committee

Walid Altayeb, DDS, MDS, PhD Chair
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Phone: +97444502929
Fax: +97444606193
E-Mail: dreltayeb@hotmail.com


Laser Safety Committee

Grace Sun, DDS, Chair
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 310-274-4200
Fax: 310-274-5901
E-Mail: drsun@sundds.com

Nancy Fitzgerald, DMD
Midwestern College of Dentistry
Glendale , AZ
E-Mail: nfitzg@midwestern.edu


Membership Committee

Gerry Ross, DDS
Toronto, Canada
905-936-4663
ddsross@rogers.com

Corporate Member Subcommittee
Steve Parrett, DDS, Chair
Chambersburg, PA
717-263-3123
Fax: 717-264-4346
drp@cvdc.com


Nominations Committee

Raminta Mastis, DDS, President Elect & Chair
St. Clair Shores, MI
586-778-3870
Fax: 586-778-9469
milaserdentist@comcast.com


Past Presidents Committee

John Graeber, DMD
E. Hanover, NJ
973-884-1046
hitekdr@mac.com


Regulatory Affairs Committee

Keith Brewster, DDS, Co-Chair
Dallas, TX
214-761-1171
Fax: 214-761-1644
drkbrewster@sbcglobal.net

Angie Wallace, RDH, Co-Chair
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-492-3003
angie@laserrdh.com


Science & Research Committee

Georgios Romanos, DDS, MDS, PhD
Stonybrook School of Dentistry
Stonybrook, NY
631-632-8755
georgios.romanos@stonybrookmedicine.edu


Strategic Plan Steering Committee

John Graeber, DMD
E. Hanover, NJ
973-884-1046
hitekdr@mac.com


University & Academia Relations

Chris Walinski
Tennessee School of Dentistry
Memphis, TN
901-448-7686
cwalinsk@uthsc.edu

Dr. Eugene Seidner Silent Auction Committee
James Carreiro, DMD, Co-Chair
Largo, FL
727-595-4389
Fax: 727-517-1015
carreirojs@hotmail.com

Angie Wallace, RDH, Co-Chair
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-492-3003
angie@laserrdh.com

Dr. Eugene Seidner Board of Trustees
Glenda Payas, DMD
Tulsa, OK
drglendapayas@msn.com

Ana Triliouris, DDS
Merrick, NY
amtdds@gmail.com

 

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Become a Volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee, please indicate your preference on your membership application or complete the Volunteer form in the members-only section of the website.


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