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DCDS Committees

Below is a listing of the DCDS Standing Committee. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee please click here to notify the Board of Directors.
Committee Name
Advisory Committee to the NCDM
Dr. Angela P. Noguera, Chair
Dr. Paul D. Cohen
Dr. Michael M. Blicher
Dr. James K. Feldman
Dr. Stephen Tigani
The Advisory Committee to the Nation's Capital Dental Meeting shall provide advice to the NCDM Committee, provide an independent and historical perspective on the NCDM, provide long range analysis of issues affecting the dental meeting industry and market and consider long range options for creating a successful meeting.
Awards and Nominating
Dr. Johanna Huijssoon, Chair
Dr. Robert Emery
Dr. Julian Moiseiwitsch
Dr. Leo Rouse
Dr. Paul Cohen
The Awards and Nominating Committee shall:
  1. Select Society Award Recipients
  2. Vet Nominees / Make nominations if no public nominations are made
  3. Supervise elections/results
Constitution and Bylaws
Dr. James Ryan, Chair
Dr. Robert Tigani, Past-Chair
Dr. Bobek Noohi
Dr. Margaret Culotta-Norton
Dr. Ghassan Jacklis
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall consider matters pertaining to the Constitution and Bylaws. All proposed amendments or revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be referred to the committee for review and recommendation
Dr. Said Mokhtarzadeh, Chair
Dr. Chris Loukaitis
Dr. Mark Tromblay
Dr. James Ryan
Dr. Adam Eskow
The Education Committee shall be responsible for providing knowledge and opportunities to ensure the highest levels of clinical, business, and ethical competency for our members. The Committee will secure speakers for the monthly meetings as well as evaluate and promote education opportunities in coordination with the NCDM Committee.
Finance and Advisory
Dr. Michael M. Blicher, Chair
Dr. Stephen P. Tigani
Dr. Patrick M. Grogan
Dr. Ali R. Fassihi
Dr. Johanna Huijssoon
The Finance and Advisory Committee shall advise the Board on matters pertaining to the Society's funds. The Finance and Advisory Committee shall have final approval of the Budget.
Dr. Chris Loukaitis, Chair
Dr. Paula Russo, Past-Chair
Dr. Lindsay Friedman
Dr. Maya Oliver
Dr. Shawn Alex
The Membership Committee shall recruit, retain, investigate all candidates for membership in the Society, and provide their recommendation to the Board.
Membership Benefits
Dr. Robert Tigani, Chair
Dr. Steve Kaufman
Dr. Marie Stiles
Dr. Sheila Samaddar
Dr. Nishan Halim
The Member Benefits Committee shall develop, recommend, evaluate and promote membership benefits.
Dr. Thomas Sokoly, General Chair
Dr. Said Mokhtarzadeh, General Chair-Elect
Dr. Christos C. Loukaitis, Vice General Chair
Dr. Robert Smyth
Dr. Luis J. Barr
Dr. Lawrence E. Bowers
Dr. Robert J. Caldwell
Dr. Catherine M. Dietrich Pulse
Dr. Robert G. Donahue
Dr. Isabelle Lass
Dr. Maria C. Rey
Dr. Scott Hetz
Dr. Michael Bauer
Dr. Michael Pollowitz
Dr. Kathryn Clark
Dr. James Ryan
Dr. Ladan Basiri
Dr. David Spiegelman
Dr. Andrew Schwartz
The NCDM Committee shall develop the meeting budget, submit it to the Finance and Advisory Committee, plan, and execute all facets of the meeting.
Professional Standards
Dr. Kim Menhinick, Chair
Dr. Carole Richardson, Past-Chair
Dr. Charles Dietrich
Dr. Richard Roen
Dr. Gary Kaihari
The Professional Standards Committee shall consider patient initiated complaints of unethical or unprofessional conduct on the part of any member of the Society not consistent with the ADA Code of Ethics or the Standard of Care.
Public Policy
Dr. Robert Caldwell, Chair
Dr. Patrick Grogan
Dr. Michael Blicher
Dr. Sally Cram
Dr. Eugene Giannini
The Public Policy Committee shall investigate proposed legislation and all matters of public policy, local or national, affecting the profession.
Public Relations
Dr. Mark Tromblay, Chair
Dr. Ricardo Perez
Dr. Sally Cram
Dr. Stephen Tigani
Dr. Steve Guttenberg
The Public Relations Committee shall study and make recommendations to the Board on matters relating to methods and means of educating the public to understand and appreciate the function and care of the oral cavity and related areas. It shall serve as liaison between the Society and public media. It shall gather suitable material from all Society-sponsored activities and prepare and present it in appropriate form for publication in all media. It shall edit the scientific proceedings of the Society and arrange for their publication in such dental periodicals as the Society may direct and edit each issue of the Newsletter. The Chair of this Committee shall serve as the Editor of the Society.
Strategic Planning
Dr. Robert Emery, Chair
Dr. Julian Moiseiwitsch
Dr. Sally Cram (2014)
Dr. Patrick Grogan (2015)
Dr. Paula Russo (2016)
The Strategic Planning Committee shall recommend to the Board a long range plan that it has developed to incorporate the goals and objectives of the Society and on an annual basis review and recommend revisions to the existing long range plan.
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