14 dental leadership changes this fall

From appointments to retirements to deaths, here are the leadership changes Becker's Dental Review has reported since Sept. 1.

  1. William Giannobile, DDS, a key figure in periodontal research, became Boston-based Harvard School of Dental Medicine's dean Sept. 1.

  2. Minnesota dentist Daniel Allman, DDS, died after falling from a cliff over Labor Day weekend.

  3. Arthur Dugoni, DDS, the first and only person in the country to have a dental school named after them while holding the position of dean, died Sept. 23 in his Palo Alto, Calif., home at age 95.

  4. James Nickman, DDS, became the Minnesota Dental Association's new president during the organization's Sept. 25 house of delegates meeting.

  5. Wayne Mortenson, DMD, who founded Mortenson Dental Partners with his wife, retired from the DSO Sept. 30.

  6. Former American Dental Association vice president Robert Ferris, DDS, died Oct. 1 at age 83.

  7. After serving as Walgreens' senior vice president of pharmacy and retail operations, Jeffrey Koziel joined Saratosa, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance as its new president Oct. 6.

  8. Chicago-based Webster Dental Care, a dental service organization with 12 locations, appointed Michelle Chua as its new chief operating officer and its first human resources officer Oct. 6.

  9. Anthony Volpe, DDS, Colgate's vice president of scientific affairs until 2013, died Oct. 8.

  10. Daniel Klemmedson, DDS, MD, took over as the American Dental Association's new president Oct. 19, succeeding Chad Gehani, DDS, and becoming the organization's 157th president.

  11. Coral Gables, Fla.-based dentist Cesar Sabates, DDS, was named as the American Dental Association's new president-elect Oct. 19.

  12. Aquebogue, N.Y.-based dentist Maria Maranga, DDS, was voted second vice president during the Oct. 19 American Dental Association's House of Delegates meeting.

  13. Western Dental promoted Patricia Himpelmann to senior vice president of specialty services Oct. 27.

  14. Delta Dental Plans Association named James “Wells” Hutchison as its new president and CEO Nov. 2.

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