May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3



March 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 2

Edward H. Moody Jr.



moodymugDr. 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 Boarof 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 served on the AAPD board of trustees from 2005-08, 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 Boys and Girls Club of Morristown. He and his wife, Jenny, are the parents of three daughters.

Robert  L. Delarosa


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.


Jade Miller


jademillermugDr. Jade Miller, of Reno, Nev., has been a full time private practitioner since 1983. In addition to private practice, he has also had the opportunity to contribute to pediatric dentistry in a variety of ways. Those include governmental agenciesdental board examination communities and dental education. He became involved with his local dental society level 30 years ago and that early beginning led to leadership and service ever since. The highlight of his professional career has been the opportunity to serve as AAPD District VI trustee. He was also part of the inaugural AAPD Leadership Institute I and II and served on the Governance Task Force, Councils of Continuing Education and Council on Communications. In Nevada, he has served as president of  the Northern Nevada Dental Society, Nevada Dental Association and Nevada Academy of  Pediatric Dentistry. Nationally, at the American Dental Association, he serves as delegate for the 14th District and is currently on the Council for Dental Education and Licensure. Representing the Council he chaired the ADA Committee on Anesthesiology and currently serves as chair of  ADA Continuing Education Recognition Process Committee (CERP). From Millers involvement in hospital department leadership, the Nevada Governor appointed him to the Nevada State Board of  Health where he was elected as the first dentist as chairman, serving for four consecutive years. The Governor has also appointed him to the Medicaid Medical Advisory Committee and Board of  Dental Examiners where he currently serves as president. Associate faculty appointments in dental and medical education have demonstrated Millers commitment to education and lifelong learning.

He has appointments as Associate Faculty at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, School of Dentistry and University of Nevada, School of Medicine.

Jessica Y. Lee


jessicaleemugDr. Jessica Y. Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina.

She is on the faculty of both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the director of the School of Dentistrys Health Services Research Program and Graduate Program Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. She is currently the parliamentarian for AAPD and has served on numerous AAPD councils and committees. She received her M.P.H. and D.D.S. degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is board-certified pediatric dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She has authored over a 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. She is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Jerome Miller "For the Kids" Award. In 2010, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers from President Barack Obama. In 2011, she was named Pediatric Dentist of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Jeffrey C. Mabry


mabrymugDr. Jeffrey C. Mabry was appointed an associate professor in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio in July, 2006. He also serves as director of the Dental Center for Children at Christus Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital. He completed his dental degree at the Oklahoma College of Dentistry, followed by a general anesthesia externship and then a general practice residency at Oklahoma Childrens Memorial Hospital.  He received his pediatric dental training and masters degree from the University of Minnesota. His professional career includes 26 years of combined federal service, including: nine years as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service (Indian Health Service), followed by 17 years in the United States Air Force. During his last tour, he served as Special Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General in Pediatric Dentistry. He served as President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (2009-10) and he served on the Board of Directors  from 2002-05. He has worked as a consultant (2007-09) and as an examiner (2010-present) for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He currently serves as a group leader (2010-present) on the Oral Clinical Examination sub-committee.


David A. Tesini


tesinimugDr. David A. Tesini graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he received both his D.M.D. and M.S. degrees before completing a three-year residency fellowship in pediatric dentistry at the Tufts New England Medical Center Boston Floating Hospital. He is an Associate clinical professor at Tufts and has taught in both the General Practice Residency Program and the Post Graduate Pediatric Dentistry Department.

While serving as the Associate Chief Dentist of the Tufts Dental Facilities for Patients with Special Needs, he developed community dental outreach models to assure dental preventive dental care during the closings of the Massachusetts institutions. He has served on several councils and committees at the state and national dental society level, most notably as chairman of the Massachusetts Council on Dental Health and Health Planning and as vice chairman of the Standards and Survey Committee of the JCAHO. He has served on the AAPD Council of Continuing Education and the AAPD Committee for CSHCN. He is the founder and past president of Project Stretch: Dentistry Reaching out to Children, which has provided free dental care to over 25,000 impoverished children in our country and abroad since 1988. He received a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland, and  in 2011 he received the AAPD Manuel M. Album award for his longstanding activities in special patient care.

Paul Andrews


andrewsmugDr. Paul Andrews received his university education at the University of Toronto including: a BSc., D.D.S., Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry, MSc., and a Fellowship in Special Needs Dentistry. He has been a member of the AAPD for approximately 20 years. Throughout, he has served on the Council on Membership, the Council on the Annual Session, the Scientific Program Committee for the Annual Session, and as the Chair of the Research Poster Committee for the Annual Session. At the District level he was a founding trustee for District IV, and past president. At the state unit level he has served on numerous committees  and served as Past President. In addition to maintaining a solo private practice he is the Director of the Graduate Clinical Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  He is passionate regarding pediatric pulp therapy and community water fluoridation. He has been interviewed locally, nationally and given numerous presentations to municipal governments on the importance of community water fluoridation. In recognition of his many years of service he has been granted honorary membership in the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He and his wife, Lil, have three wonderful children; Richard, Shannon and Eric, that light up their lives.