14 female dental leadership moves this summer

Below are 14 female dental leadership moves occurring this summer, as covered by Becker's:

1. The American Dental Association appointed Elizabeth Shapiro, DDS, as chief of governance and strategy management.

2. Elizabeth Macready, former senior orthodontic regional manager for Align Technology, joined Irvine, Calif.-based DSO Smile Brands as director of mergers and acquisitions.

3. Kelly Cunning Riedel, former director of global operations at Amazon Robotics, joined Boston-based LightForce Orthodontics as its first chief operating officer.

4. The American Dental Hygienists' Association elected Dawn Ann Dean to be its next president.

5. On July 22, Carmel, Ind.-based Vista Verde Dental Partners introduced Jill Cruz as its director of operations.

6. The Maine Dental Association board of directors elected Norma Desjardins, DDS, as its next president.

7. K. Jean Beauchamp, DDS, was named president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

8. Delta Dental Plan of Maine added Marcia Minter to its board of directors July 9.

9. Sacramento, Calif.-based Tab32 added Visio co-founder Ellen Polsky, DDS, to its advisory board.

10. Delta Dental of Illinois named Rheaana Guess as its vice president, people and diversity officer.

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

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

13. Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners appointed Andrea Garson chief people officer to oversee all human resources functions.

14. Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands appointed Kristi Crum as the company's CEO.

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