47 recent dental leadership moves

Below are the 47 leadership moves Becker's Dental + DSO Review has covered since April.

1. Stephen Pachuta, DDS, began serving as the new dean of West Virginia University's dental school in Morgantown June 1.

2. The National Dental Association tapped Keith Andrew Perry as its new executive director.

3. Raymond Cohlmia, DDS, is joining the American Dental Association as its newest executive director, effective this October.

4. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry named its president-elect, Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, along with six other board officers and trustees. The other new inductees are Vice President Scott Cashion, DDS; Secretary-treasurer Scott Smith, DDS; Academic Trustee-at-Large James Boynton, DDS; Southwestern District Trustee Jeffrey Rhodes, DDS; Western District Trustee Jonathon Lee, DDS; and ABPD Director Brian Hodgson, DDS.

5. The American Board of Orthodontics elected Patrick Foley, DDS, as its new president.

6. New York City-based Tend appointed Chris Salierno, DDS, as its first chief dental officer.

7. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons selected Karin Wittich as its new executive director.

8. The Oregon Health Authority selected Kaz Rafia, DDS, as its new director of its dental program.

9. The Nevada Dental Association has announced Ed De Andrade, DDS, as its new president.

10. Chicago-based Elite Dental Partners has appointed Trish Keena as its director of dental hygiene.

11. Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has selected Robert Papenbrock as its vice president of finance.

12. Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental hired Stacy DeWalt to serve as chief marketing officer and executive vice president.

13. Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care appointed Marybeth Hays, a former senior executive at Walmart, to its board of directors.

14. Texas-based dental management company U.S. Oral Services Management introduced Gordon Brady, DMD, and Vincent Montgomery, DMD, to its clinical governance board.

15. Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental selected former CVS Health executive Johnny Khouri as its new chief operating officer.

16. Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group tapped Shawn Blake to be the organization's new chief operating officer.

17. Louisville, Ky.-based Mortenson Dental Partners named Britt Bostick, DDS, its chief dental officer.

18. North American Dental Group appointed Julie Penn as its first chief growth officer.

19. Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has appointed Chris Carlisle as general counsel and Andrea Garson as chief people officer.

20. Dental service organization Rock Dental Brands' COO, Kristi Crum, will begin her new position as the company's CEO July 1.

21. Rosalinda Olague, senior manager of dental assistant strategy and university relations for Pacific Dental Services, was reappointed to the Dental Board of California by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

22. Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental appointed Eric Royal as its newest chief compliance officer.

23. Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental appointed Keith Kooman as vice president of financial planning and analysis.

24. Medical software company Epic reappointed Pacific Dental Services Vice President of Clinical Quality Charles Rodgers, DDS, to its Dentistry Steering Board for a two-year term.

25. Tim Rogan, current senior vice president and general manager, will be Patterson Dental Supply's new president effective July 19.

26. Charlotte, N.C.-based Synergy Dental Partners welcomed Brian Dershow as COO and Jim Gochis as executive vice president of procurement.

27. Henry Schein named Reed Tuckson, MD, the company's newest member of its board of directors.

28. Delta Dental Plan of Maine recently elected Marcia Minter, Grace Odimayo, DMD, and Bradford Rand, DDS, to its board of directors.

29. Naperville-based Delta Dental of Illinois named Rheaana Guess as its vice president, people and diversity officer.

30. Delta Dental of Illinois tapped Jason Grinter, DDS, as dental director.

31. Dental software company Tab32 added Emmet Scott, president of the Association of Dental Support Organizations; Roshan Parikh, DDS, Walmart's former head of dentistry; and Visio co-founder Ellen Polsky, DDS, to its advisory board.

32. Metuchen, N.J.-based teledentistry company MouthWatch named Sylvia Rochon senior director of sales and marketing.

33. Westbury, N.Y.-based Orthosnap, a provider of dental aligner systems, welcomed Fred Joyal, co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST, to its board of advisers.

34. Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub appointed Ted Ward as a director on its board.

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