May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Meet our New HSHC Trustees

September 2016 Volume LI Number 5


Dr. Shari Kohn has been practicing pe- diatric dentistry since 1992. She has owned her private practice in Hunt Valley, Md., Dentistry for Kids, since 2004. Since 1999, Kohn has been a part-time clinical instruc- tor at the Baltimore College of Dental Sur- gery, University of Maryland Dental School for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.

In 1998, Kohn became a board certified pediatric dentist. At that time, she was offered fellowship into the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Diplomate status to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In May of 2011, Kohn was elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry where she repre- sented District II of the AAPD. Kohn completed her trustee posi- tion in 2014. She is still active in the AAPD as the chairman of the council on membership and membership services, a member of the Council on Government Affairs, and she is the assistant treasurer of the AAPD PAC (Political Action Committee). Kohn is strongly committed to making sure that every child has a Den- tal Home. She is a committed member and donor of Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) and serves on the Grants and Programs Committee. This year she and the other members evaluated over 300 applicants and awarded over $500,000 to children in need of dental care. These commitments require Kohn to travel several times during the year to attend Academy and Foundation events. It is an amazing honor for Kohn to be involved with such important and prestigious groups.


Dr. Mario E. Ramos is a board certified pediatric dentist who graduated from Ra- mapo College of New Jersey with a bach- elor of science degree in business admin- istration. He received his doctorate dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry–New Jersey Dental School and a certificate in pediatric dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine–Boston’s Children’s Hospi- tal. Ramos is an adjunct associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

He is a past At-Large Trustee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past member and chairman of the AAPD Council on Continuing Education. Presently, he is a member of the Millennial Member Task Force and the Commit- tee on Interprofessional Relations. He is a national spokesperson for the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives. Ramos is a past member of the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program Committee, and was a member of the Workshop on Children’s Oral Health for the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. He is the founder and director of the Smiles with Pride Project which provided dental care to home- less children living in shelters throughout Newark, N.J. He is a volunteer pediatric dentist at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, N.J., and at Eva’s Village Dental Center in Paterson, N.J. He has lectured nationally and internationally on many topics related to pediatric dentistry. He has maintained a private practice in pedi- atric dentistry in Midland Park, N.J., for the past 18 years.


Dr. Teresa Fong is a board certified pediatric dentist in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She has been in private practice at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates for the past 27 years and also teaches in the predoctoral pediatric dental clinic at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Fong is married to Ron Sit. Their son Andrew will be a sophomore at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall. When not spending time with fam- ily, Fong serves as a trustee to the Minnesota Dental Association for the Minneapolis District. She also serves as program chair and secretary-treasurer for the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Fong is enjoying her participation in the Advanced Leadership Institute at Wharton this year with the awesome Team S.M.A.R.T.

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