Constituent Dental Care/Practice Chairperson’s Resource Manual September 2010 Originally Published: August 1992 Revised: November 1994 Revised: February 1997

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AGD Access to Care White Paper

In 2008, the AGD HOD passed the White Paper on Increasing Access to and Utilization of Oral Health Care Services (White Paper). Please visit the AGD site and read/familiarize yourself with the White Paper as it argues succinctly against the establishment of non-dentists (independent midlevel providers) to provide dentistry and for approximately 30 solutions to access to care that are tried and true, and must be funded in order to improve care in the United States. You will be asked to use this policy to take further action with state boards, legislators, dental organizations, the public, and other communities of interest within your constituent!


The use of fluoride in the prevention of dental caries has been supported by the dental profession for years. In a study backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dated August 17, 2001, and titled Recommendations for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States, in-depth recommendations for fluoride indications and use are discussed.
The report includes sections on: 1) How Fluoride Prevents and Controls Dental Cares; 2) Risk for Dental Caries; 3) Risk for Enamel Fluorosis; 4) National Guidelines for Fluoride Use; 5) Fluoride Sources and Their Effects—subsections include a) Drinking Water, b) Bottled Water, c) Fluoride Toothpaste, d) Professionally Applied Fluoride Compounds, and more; 6) Quality of Evidence for Dental Caries Prevention and Control; 7) Cost-Effectiveness of Fluoride Modalities; 8) Recommendations; and 9) Conclusion. Also included are charts showing the method of action of fluoride in remineralization of enamel and a map of state populations by percentage with access to fluoridated water supplies.
Additionally, in the prevention and control of dental caries, community water fluoridation is strongly recommended. It was found that in municipal water supplies starting or continuing community water fluoridation (CWF) effectively prevents dental caries at varying levels, and conversely stopping CWF resulted in increased rates of caries in communities where that occurred.
The ADA Web site also has a wealth of information. There are statements from the ADA addressing fluoride use, facts about fluoride safety, and a list of non-ADA Internet sites that provide information on fluorides and fluoridation issues.
Again, as the oral health professionals in our communities, it is incumbent upon all of us to stay informed in caries and periodontal disease prevention modalities, as well as other oral health components and linkages to overall health.
Our offices can be centers for the dissemination of learning materials for our patients that are geared toward their levels of understanding. The Dental Practice Council is actively involved in improving health literacy for various populations. Further developments are forthcoming.
VII. Workforce / Independent Midlevel Providers

As a constituent leader, you will undoubtedly be faced with proposals or discussions in your state regarding whether to implement non-dentists working without the direct supervision of a dentist to provide care to patients. However, certain care falls within the scope of dentistry and should require the minimal education of a dentist to engage in.
You will be asked to stand up and be the voice of your constituent for the profession of dentistry and the well-being of patients in your state.
AGD HOD policy recognizes the dentist as the captain of the dental team, the person to ensure the optimal oral health of the public he or she serves, and the only dental team member with the complete education and training to form a diagnosis, create a comprehensive treatment plan, and perform irreversible procedures, surgeries, and other treatments that will physically alter the patient. Direct supervision of the dental team by the dentist is critical to ensuring the safety and well-being of the patient.
The AGD believes its core principles and values are in the best interest of its patients and the profession, and it is for this reason that these principles and values will not be subject to alteration in response to outside influences and/or agendas.
AGD’s individual policies on workforce are encapsulated in Section V above. However, for your convenience, please read the online summary of AGD’s policies here.
VIII. Available Resources


The following pages contain information that is available to you. You may also want to use this section to store additional mailings you receive from AGD Headquarters.

Resource Staff

The following individual is available to you throughout your tenure as your Constituent’s Dental Care/Practice Chair.

Srinivasan (Srini) Varadarajan, JD

Director, Dental Practice Advocacy

Academy of General Dentistry

211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 900

Chicago, IL 60611-1999

888.243.3368, ext. 4973

312.440.4973 Direct Line

312.335.3454 Fax
2010-2011 AGD Dental Practice Council

The following Council members can offer assistance and guidance with constituent dental care activities.

Joseph Battaglia, DMD, FAGD


516 Hamburg Tpke Ste 9

Wayne, NJ 07470-2063

Office: 973.595.1888

Fax: 973.595.1353

Susan Bishop, DMD, MAGD

Division Coordinator

7314 N. Edgewild Dr.

Peoria, IL 61614-2114

Office: 309.679.6141

Fax: 309.692.1796

Myron J. Bromberg, DDS


7012 Reseda Boulevard, Suite G

Reseda, CA 91335

Office: 818.345.3366

Fax: 818.345.4958

Richard Crowder, DDS

14922 W 87th Street Pkwy

Lenexa, KS 66215-4159

Office: 913.322.2222

Fax: 913.825.9177


John W. Drumm, DMD

3301 New Mexico Avenue NW, #230

Washington, DC 20016

Office: 202.244.1601

Fax: 202.244.1604


Richard Dycus, DDS, MAGD

1005 E 6th St

Cookeville, TN 38501-2830

Office: 931.528.7977

Fax: 931.528.7987


Willis Hardesty, Jr., DDS, FAGD

2321 Blue Ridge Rd. Ste 103

Raleigh, NC 27607-6453

Office: 919.781.0018

Fax: 919.571.9114


Richard Kanter, DMD, FAGD

Board Liaison

801 W. Fletcher Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612-3424

Office: 813.961.1727

Fax: 813.968.7220

Robert Margolin, DDS, FAGD

1 Fountain Ln Apt. 3L

Scarsdale, NY 10583-4656

Office: 718.220.2020 ext. 8967

Fax: 718.960.9350


Dan McCauley, DDS, FAGD

1603 N. Jefferson Ave.

Mount Pleasant, TX 75455-2329

Office: 903.572.3981

Fax: 903.577.0643


Anita Rathee, DDS

23101 Sherman Pl Ste 415

West Hills, CA 91307-2037

Office: 818.348.8898

Fax: 818.348.1841


M. Samantha Shaver, DMD, FAGD

7926 Preston Hwy

Preston Medical Ctr Ste 201

Louisville, KY 40219-3848

Office: 502.968.1412

Fax: 502.968.8797


Resource Materials

The following resources will be available to you throughout your tenure as your Constituent’s Dental Care Chair.

1. Twice each year, a summary report noting the activities and issues of the most recent meeting of the AGD’s Dental Practice Council, will be provided to you along with pertinent information on dental care issues and the most current regional listing of constituent chairpersons available.
2. You will receive a short annual Constituent Dental Care Questionnaire or other communication from the members of the Dental Practice Council that you will be asked to respond to. You may be asked to identify and to discuss key dental care issues taking place within your state as well as the type of relationship you have with your state dental association. Your input will greatly aid the Dental Practice Council in advocating for the general dentist.
4. You will also receive updates to the Constituent Dental Care Resource Manual and other materials as warranted.

State Dental Association Contacts, Telephone Numbers, and Addresses

Listed below are the contact names, telephone numbers, and addresses for each state dental association.

Alabama Dental Association

Dr. Zack Studstill

Interim Executive Director

836 Washington Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104-3839

334.265.1684 (Office)

334.262.6218 (Fax)
Alaska Dental Society

Mr. Jim Towle

Executive Director

9170 Jewel Lake Road, Suite 203

Anchorage, AK 99502-5381

907.563.3003 (Office)

907.563.3009 (Fax)
Arizona State Dental Association

Mr. Kevin B. Earle

Executive Director

3193 Drinkwater Boulevard

Scottsdale, AZ 85251-6491

480.344.5777 (Office)

480.344.1442 (Fax)
Arkansas State Dental Association

Mr. Billy Tarpley

Executive Director

7480 Hwy 107

Sherwood, AR 72120

501.834.7650 (Office)

501.834.7657 (Fax)

California Dental Association

Mr. Peter DuBois

Executive Director

1201 K Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

916.443.0505 (Office)

916.443.2943 (Fax)
Colorado Dental Association

Mr. Jim Young

Executive Director

3690 S. Yosemite, Suite 100

Denver, CO 80237-1808

303.740.6900 (Office)

303.740.7989 (Fax)
Connecticut State Dental Association

Ms. Carol Dingeldey

Executive Director

835 West Queen St.

Southington, CT 06489

860.378.1800 (Office)

860.378.1807 (Fax)
Delaware State Dental Society

Ms. Betty J. Dencler

Executive Director

The Christiana Executive Campus

200 Continental Drive, Suite 111

Newark, DE 19713

302.368.7634 (Office)

302.368.7669 (Fax)

District of Columbia Dental Society

Mr. C. Jay Brown, CAE

Executive Director

502 C Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20002-5810

202.547.7613 (Office)

202.546.1482 (Fax)
Florida Dental Association

Mr. Daniel J. Buker, Jd, MS

Executive Director

1111 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 102

Tallahassee, FL 32308-6913

850.681.3629 (Office)

850.561.0504 (Fax)
Georgia Dental Association

Ms. Martha S. Phillips

Executive Director

7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE

Suite 200, Building 17

Atlanta, GA 30328-1655

404.636.7553 (Office)

404.633.3943 (Fax)
Hawaii Dental Association

Mr. Loren Liebling

Executive Director

1345 S. Beretania Street, Suite 301

Honolulu, HI 96814-1821

808.593.7956 (Office)

808.593.7636 (Fax)
Idaho State Dental Association

R. Quinn Dufurrena, DDS, JD

Executive Director

1220 W. Hays Street

Boise, ID 83702-5315

208.343.7543 (Office)

208.343.0775 (Fax)
Illinois State Dental Society

Mr. Greg Johnson

Executive Director

1010 S. Second Street

P.O. Box 376

Springfield, IL 62705

217.525.1406 (Office)

217.525.8872 (Fax)
Indiana Dental Association

Mr. Douglas M. Bush

Executive Director

P.O. Box 2467

Indianapolis, IN 46206-2467

317.634.2610 (Office)

317.634.2612 (Fax)
Iowa Dental Association

Mr. Lawrence F. Carl, CAE

Executive Director

5530 West Parkway, Suite 100

Johnston, IA 50131

515.986.5605 (Office)

515.986.5626 (Fax)
Kansas Dental Association

Mr. Kevin J. Robertson, CAE

Executive Director

5200 SW Huntoon Street

Topeka, KS 66604-2398

785.272.7360 (Office)

785.272.2301 (Fax)
Kentucky Dental Association

Mr. Michael R. Porter

Executive Director

1920 Nelson Miller Parkway

Louisville, KY 40223-2164

502.489.9121 (Office)

502.489.9124 (Fax)
Louisiana Dental Association

Mr. Ward Blackwell

Executive Director

7833 Office Park Boulevard

Baton Rouge, LA 70809-7604

225.926.1986 (Office)

225.926.1886 (Fax)
Maine Dental Association

Ms. Frances C. Miliano

Executive Director

P.O. Box 215

Manchester, ME 04351-0215

207.622.7900 (Office)

207.622.6210 (Fax)
Michigan Dental Association

Mr. Drew Eason, CAE

Executive Director

3657 Okemos Road, Suite 200

Okemos, MI 48864-3927

517.372.9070 (Office)

517.372.0008 (Fax)
Minnesota Dental Association

Mr. Richard Diercks

Executive Director

1335 Industrial Blvd.

Minneapolis, MN 55413

612.767.8400 ext. 100 (Office)

612.767.8500 (Fax)
Mississippi Dental Association

Ms. Connie F. Lane

Executive Director

2630 Ridgewood Road, Suite C

Jackson, MS 39216-4903

601.982.0442 (Office)

601.366.3050 (Fax)
Missouri Dental Association

Ms. Vicki Wilbers

Executive Director

3340 American Avenue

Jefferson City, MO 65109

573.634.3436 (Office)

573.635.0764 (Fax)
Montana Dental Association

Ms. Mary McCue, Esq.

Executive Director

171/2 Last Chance Gulch

P.O. Box 1154

Helena, MT59624

406.443.2061 (Office)

406.443.1546 (Fax)
Nebraska Dental Association

Mr. David J. O’Doherty

Executive Director

7160 South 29th Street, Suite 1

Lincoln, NE 68516

402.476.1704 (Office)

402.476.2641 (Fax)

Nevada Dental Association

Dr. Robert Talley

Executive Director

8863 W. Flamingo Road, Suite 102

Las Vegas, NV 89147702.255.4211 (Office)

702.255.3302 (Fax)
New Hampshire Dental Society

Mr. James J. Williamson

Executive Director

23 S. State Street

Concord, NH 03301

603.225.5961 (Office)

603.226.4880 (Fax)
New Jersey Dental Association

Mr. Arthur Meisel, Esq.

Executive Director

One Dental Plaza

P.O. Box 6020

North Brunswick, NJ 08902-6020

732.821.9400 (Office)

732.821.1082 (Fax)
New Mexico Dental Association

Mr. Mark D. Moores

Executive Director

9201 Montgomery Boulevard NE,

Suite 601

Albuquerque, NM 87111

505.294.1368 (Office)

505.294.9958 (Fax)
New York State Dental Association

Dr. Mark J. Feldman

Acting Executive Director

20 Corporate Wood Blvd., #602

Albany, NY 12211

518.465.0044 (Office)

518.465.3219 (Fax)
North Carolina Dental Society

Dr. M. Alec Parker

Executive Director

1600 Evans Road

Cary, NC 27513

919.677.1396 (Office)

919.677.1397 (Fax)
North Dakota Dental Association

Mr. Joseph J. Cichy

Executive Director

P.O. Box 1332

Bismarck,ND 58502-1332

701.223.8870 (Office)

701.223.0855 (Fax)
Ohio Dental Association

Mr. David J. Owsiany, JD

Executive Director

1370 Dublin Road

Columbus, OH 43215-1098

614.486.2700 (Office)

614.486.0381 (Fax)
Oklahoma Dental Association

Ms. Lynn Means

Executive Director

317 NE 13th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405.848.8873 (Office)

405.848.8875 (Fax)

Oregon Dental Association

Mr. William E. Zepp, CAE

Executive Director

P.O. Box 3710

Wilsonville, OR97070-3710

503.218.2010 (Office)

503.218.2009 (Fax)
Pennsylvania Dental Association

Ms. Camille Kostelac-Cherry, Esq.


3501 North Front St.

P.O. Box 3341

Harrisburg, PA 17105-3341

717.234.5941 (Office)

717.234.2186 (Fax)
Colegio De Cirujanos Dentistas De Puerto


Dra. Dalia E. Verge Quiles

Executive Director

200 Calle Manuel V. Domenech Hato Rey, PR 00918

787.764.1969 (Office)

787.763.6335 (Fax)
Rhode Island Dental Association

Ms. Valerie G. Celentano

Executive Director

875 Centerville Commons, Bldg. 4, Suite 12

Warwick, RI 02886

401.825.7700 (Office)

401.825.7722 (Fax)
South Carolina Dental Association

Mr. Phil Latham

Executive Director

120 Stonemark Lane

Columbia, SC 29210

803.750.2277 (Office)

803.750.1644 (Fax)
South Dakota Dental Association

Mr. Paul Knecht

Executive Director

804 N. Euclid, Suite 103

P.O. Box 1194

Pierre, SD 57501

605.224.9133 (Office)

605.224.9168 (Fax)
Tennessee Dental Association

Mr. David S. Horvat

Executive Director

660 Bakers Bridge Avenue, Suite 300

Franklin, TN 37067

615.628.0208 (Office)
Texas Dental Association

Ms. Mary Kay Linn

Executive Director

1946 South IH-35, Suite 400

Austin, TX 78704

512.443.3675 (Office)

512.443.3031 (Fax)
Utah Dental Association

Mr. Monte Thompson

Executive Director

1151 East 3900 South, Suite 160

Salt Lake City, UT 84124-1255

801.261.5315 (Office)

801.261.1235 (Fax)
Vermont State Dental Society

Mr. Peter Taylor

Executive Director

100 Dorset Street, Suite 18

South Burlington, VT 05403-6241

802.864.0115 (Office)

802.864.0116 (Fax)
Virginia Dental Association

Dr. Terry D. Dickinson

Executive Director

7525 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, VA 23228

804.261.1610 (Office)

804.261.1660 (Fax)
Washington State Dental Association

Mr. Stephen A. Hardymon

Executive Director

126 NW Canal St.

Seattle, WA 98107

206.448.1914 (Office)

206.443.9266 (Fax)
West Virginia Dental Association

Mr. Richard D. Stevens

Executive Director

2016 1/2 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston, WV 25311

304.344.5246 (Office)

304.344.5316 (Fax)

Wisconsin Dental Association

Mr. Mark Paget

Executive Director

6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2360

West Allis, WI 53214

414.276.4520 (Office)

414.276.8431 (Fax)
Wyoming Dental Association

Ms. Diane Bouzis

259 South Center Suite 201

Casper, WY 82601

307.237.1186 (Office)

307.237.1186 (Fax)
Air Force Dental Corps

Maj Katherine Morganti

Bolling Air Force Base

110 Luke Avenue SW, Room 300

Washington, D.C. 20032

202.404.4119 (Office)
Army Dental Corps

Col Kay Malone

Bldg 4011, MCCS-HE

1750 Greeley Road

Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5075

210.295.9604 (Office)
Navy Dental Corps

LCDR Wade Wallace

2300 E Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20372-5300

901.874.9381 (Office)

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