March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2
Warren A. Brill
PRESIDENT ELECT NOMINEE
Dr. Warren A. Brill, D.M.D., M.S. (HYG), FAAPD, the current Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and did his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland and the School of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College and Master of Science in Hygiene degree from the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Brill served as Chairman of the Oral Health Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. He is a member of the ADA/AETNA Advisory Committee and is a consultant for pediatric oral medical devices for the Food and Drug Administration. Brill is a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Maryland State Dental Association and chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland.
Brill is a former member of the board of trustees of the AAPD, representing District II, the Eastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry from 2005-2008. He has also served as chair of the AAPD’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and Council on Government Affairs. He is the 2009 recipient of the Pediatric Dentist of the Year Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Brill maintains a full-time private practice in Baltimore, Md.
Edward H. Moody Jr.
VICE PRESIDENT NOMINEE
Dr. Edward H. Moody Jr. is in private practice in Morristown, Tenn. He is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and received his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Medical College of Virginia. A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, he is active in numerous professional organizations, including the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, where he served on the board of directors and then held every elected office, completing his year as president in 2004. His involvement in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has included seats on the Council for Clinical Affairs, Annual Session Committee, Local Arrangements Committee for the 2000 Annual Session in Nashville, PAC Steering Committee, and as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, for which he was awarded the prestigious Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003. He recently completed a term on the AAPD board of trustees where he was a member of the Budget & Finance and Strategic Planning Committees, and was Board Liaison to the PAC Steering Committee and the Council on Communications. A Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, his community activities include a term on the Executive Board of the Great Smoky Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America, positions on numerous church councils and committees, and a long standing membership on the board of directors of the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Morristown. He and his wife, Jenny, are the parents of three daughters.
Robert L. Delarosa
SECRETARY - TREASURER CANDIDATE
Dr. Robert L. Delarosa, D.D.S., is the founding partner in a group private practice in Baton Rouge, La. He received his dental degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been a member of AAPD for 25 years and has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 1991. Prior to serving as the District V Trustee, he was Chair of the Council on Clinical Affairs, the District V Representative to the AAPD Political Action Committee, and the Louisiana State Leader for the AAPD Head Start Dental Home Oral Health Initiative. As the District V Trustee, he also served on the Budget and Finance Committee and Ethics and Credentials Committee, as well as Liaison to the Council on Clinical Affairs and the AAP Section on Oral Health. Delarosa is a native of New Orleans and resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Mary, and their twins, Matt and Sara.
Catherine B. Flaitz
ACADEMIC TRUSTEE AT LARGE CANDIDATE
Dr. Catherine Flaitz, D.D.S., M.S., is professor of the Departments of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences and of Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). She is also adjunct faculty in the Campus-Wide Ethics Program, through The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics and holds an adjunct appointment at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, she served as dean (2002-2009), chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences (2002) and director of the surgical oral pathology laboratory service (1992-2004). She maintains an active intramural practice treating children and adults with a wide range of oral health problems and complex medical condition. Flaitz earned her dental degree from Creighton University and received specialty certification and a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry, followed by specialty certification in oral and maxillofacial pathology from The University of Iowa. She is board certified in oral and maxillofacial pathology.
Flaitz is a member of the Council on Clinical Affairs, the editorial board for Pediatric Dentistry, and faculty for the course, Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Dentistry. For 10 years, she served previously on the Research Committee (Council for Scientific Affairs). Flaitz was the first full time academician to support the President’s Circle of the AAPD Foundation and has participated in the Grants and Fellowship Committee and the Recognition Awards Committee. She is a Fellow in both the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Flaitz has been a recipient of numerous teaching, journalism, and research awards from a variety of institutions and professional organizations. Most recently, she was honored with the 2011 President’s Service Recognition Award for Dedication and Willingness to Speak Out for Houston and Texas’ Children, sponsored by Children at Risk. In 2010, she received the President’s Service Recognition Award for Commitment to Dental Education, Texas Dental Association and the President’s Service Recognition Award from the American Academy of Oral Medicine. That same year, Flaitz was elected into The University of Texas (UT) Academy of Health Science Education, a faculty honors academy, recognizing innovations in teaching throughout UT Health Centers. She has received continuous grant support in the areas of cariology, pathogenesis and management of oral diseases and early oral cancer detection. Flaitz has published over 280 original papers in dental and medical journals, and authored or co-authored 20 book chapters and monographs and a color atlas.
AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY DIRECTOR
Dr. William A. Greenhill, D.M.D., is in private practice in Union, Kentucky and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He attended dental school at the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in Jackson, Miss. Upon graduation in 1989, Greenhill entered the United States Air Force and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Langley AFB, Va., in 1990. He received his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1995. Greenhill served as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Yokota AB, Japan and Barksdale AFB, La., and left the service in 1999. He received his American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification in 2011. Greenhill has served as an examiner for the American Board since 2005. He served as Chair of Part IV of the Oral Clinical Exam from 2006-2007 and has served as Chair of Part B of the Oral Clinical Exam from 2009-2012. He and his wife, Beth, reside in Union, Ky., with their four children.
Joseph B. Castellano
DISTRICT 5 TRUSTEE-ELECT
Dr. Joseph B. Castellano attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and received his D.D.S. degree in 1990. He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency and later his specialty training in pediatric dentistry, both at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas (UTHSC-SA). He is board certified in pediatric dentistry. Castellano is an assistant clinical professor for the department of pediatric dentistry at UTHSC-SA Dental School and has authored and co-authored several publications in the dental literature. Castellano is active in the AAPD and has served on the Council on Clinical Affairs (2004-2012; chair 2009-2012), and its Committees on the Adolescent, Perinatal Oral Health, and Behavior Guidance; he is a member of the Task Force on Strengthening the Science in AAPD’s Guidelines and Journals, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Policy and Research Center. He is currently serving as the president of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Castellano is in private practice in Laredo, Texas.
Santos Cortez Jr.
DISTRICT 6 TRUSTEE-ELECT
Dr. Santos Cortez Jr. received his D.D.S. from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in 1976 and his certificate in pediatric dentistry and cleft palate rehabilitation in 1976 from USC. He is the immediate past chair of the Government Affairs Council of the California Dental Association and is a member of the CDA Foundation Board of Advisers. He is past president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and current District VI representative to the Council on Government Affairs of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Cortez was a member of the 2009 ADA-HOD Reference Committee on Governmental Affairs and participated in the ADA’s Washington Leadership Conference. He has a private practice in Long Beach, and is an Associate Clinic Instructor at the Children’s Dental Health Clinic, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, where he is an active staff member.
His association memberships are AAPD, HDA and he is a fellow of ACD and ICD. Local activities include advocacy for children’s oral health and current chair of Long Beach Children’s Oral Health Taskforce. Personal interests include golf, international dental missions and attending his five grandchildren’s activities.