May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3



March 2014 Volume L Number 2

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 pediatric dental certificate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been a member of the AAPD since 1988 and has been a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 1991. Prior to serving as then-District V (now Southwestern District) trustee, he was chair of the Council on Clinical Affairs and the Committee on Behavior Guidance, 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 being 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.

Dr. Jade Miller, D.D.S., of Reno, Nev., has been a full time private practitioner since 1983. In addition to private practice, Miller has also had the opportunity to contribute to pediatric dentistry in a variety of ways including governmental agencies, dental board examination communities and dental education. He became involved with his local dental society 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 first cohorts of the Leadership Institute and Advanced Leadership Institute.

In Nevada, Miller 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).

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. 

Dr. Jim Nickman (North Oaks, Minn.) earned his D.D.S. and Master's Degree from the University of Minnesota. He has been a member of the AAPD since 1999 and a diplomate of the ABPD since 2002.


Nickman currently serves as the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Public Policy Advocate. He has served on the AAPD board of trustees as the then-District IV (now Western District) trustee, Council on Government Affairs, Council on Dental Benefit Programs, the Committee on the Adolescent and the Council on Membership. He is the past president of the Minneapolis District Dental Society and serves as the chair of the Minnesota Dental Association Barriers to Care Committee and MINDENPAC Board. He also is the past-president of the North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Alumni Society. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.


Nickman maintains a private practice in the Twin Cities and teaches part-time at the University of Minnesota. He and his wife, Jean, have three children: Beth, Kyle and Noah. He enjoys the outdoors and travel. 

Dr. Scott Smith maintains a practice in Centennial, Colo. After completing his graduate studies at The University of Michigan in 1988, he partnered with his brother, Dr. Brad Smith to establish Southmoor Pediatric Dentistry. Additionally, he serves on the Medical Staff Board and as an Adjunct Faculty at the Children's Hospital of Colorado. As a member of the AAPD, Smith has served on multiple committees including Local Arrangements chair for the Annual Session in Denver in 2001. He was part of both the Leadership Institute II and the Advanced Leadership Institute.


Smith, his wife Debbie and their three sons enjoy an active Colorado lifestyle that includes skiing, cycling and fly fishing. Additionally, he enjoys playing in an adult ice hockey league.

Kerry Maguire, D.D.S., M.S.P.H., is associate clinical investigator and director of ForsythKids, a school-based prevention program of The Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass. She also holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Washington Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.


Maguire completed her dental degree at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1988 and earned a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry the following year. In 1993, she received a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has experience in dental education and industry, having previously held positions as director of the Advanced Clinical Training and Service Program at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry (1989-1996), academic relations manager at Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (1996-1999), associate professor and head of the division of Public Health at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (1999-2003) and director of Professional Advocacy for Tom's of Maine (2003-2009).


Maguire is co-founder and chair of the non-profit dental aid organization Options for Children in Zambia. She is active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the American Dental Association, among other national and international organizations dedicated to oral health and health access.

TRUSTEE Dr. Brian A Beitel earned a B.S. in biology from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia and his D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tenn., followed by an M.S. in pediatric dentistry also from the University of Tennessee. Since 2006, Beitel has served on the Education Board of the University of Tennessee Pediatric Dental Alumni Association. He has been a member of the AAPD for over 27 years. During this time he has served on the New Pediatric Dentist Committee of the Council on Membership and Membership Services, Scientific Program Committee for the Council on Annual Session and the Council for Continuing Education, which he presently chairs. Beitel also is a member AAPD's Task Force on Enhancing the Value of General Dentist Membership and is scheduled to begin his assignment as the AAPD's representative to the ADA's CERP Committee in Spring of 2014.


Beitel has been in private practice in Huntsville, Ala., for over 27 years where he has served as president of the Huntsville-Madison Dental Society and presently holds seats on the boards of The Riley Center for Autism, United Cerebral Palsy and The Calhoun Community College Dental Assisting Program. He lives with his wife, Christy, children Caroline and Connor, and stepchildren Taylor, Abbey and Simon. Caroline is currently in her third year at University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham and Connor is a senior at Sewanee: The University of the South.

Dr. Man Wai Ng is chief of the Department of Dentistry at Boston Children's Hospital and is an assistant professor of Developmental Biology (Pediatric Dentistry) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She received her D.D.S. from Stony Brook University and her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard. She has been a member of the AAPD since 1992 and received her ABPD certification in 1997.


AAPD Activities Council on Scientific Affairs, Chair (2003-2006), Consultant (2013present), Board of Trustees (2010-2013)


Pediatric Dentistry Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009-Present) Editorial Board Member, Pediatric Dentistry (2008-2009) Leadership Institute (2007-2010)


Council on Postdoctoral Education, Chair (2007-2010)


Committee on Perinatal and Infant Oral Health, Member (20052010) Ad Hoc Committee on Residency Standards, Member (20052006)


ABPD Activities Qualifying Examination Part-Leader (2013-present) Examination Committee member (2010-2012) Qualifying Examination Subcommittee (2012-present) Consultant (2006-2010)


Other Professional Affiliations American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, Consultant (20052010, 2013-Present), Review Committee, Member (2013-present)


Federal Drug Administration, Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Consultant (20032010)


HRSA Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, Vice Chair (2004-2005), Member (2003-2006)


Personal Ng and her husband Douglas Chin live in Brookline, Mass., with their two sons, Brendan (12) and Devin (6).