March 2019 Volume LIV Number 2



March 2018 Volume LIII Number 2

Kevin J. Donly


Dr. Kevin Donly is currently a professor and chair in the Department of Developmental Den- tistry and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Previous positions include professor and associate director of the Center for Clinical Studies at the University of Iowa; associate professor, Pediatric Den- tistry at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston; and asso- ciate professor, The University of Texas Medical School. He received his D.D.S. in 1984, certificate in pediatric dentistry in 1986, and M.S. in 1986 from the University of Iowa.

Donly is active in the AAPD and currently serves on the board of trustees as Vice President. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the board of trustees for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, was on the board of directors for the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Foundation, is the previous chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Post-doctoral Education, is past president of the American Society of Dentistry for Children and past chair of the Public Information Com- mittee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He com- pleted his four year term as the Pediatric Dentistry Commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. He has published over 300 chapters, manuscripts and abstracts associated with pediatric dentistry and dental restorative materials research and clinical utilization. He has received grants or research support from the National Institute of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Health Resources and Services Administration, 3M, ESPE, Premier, Bisco, GC, Dentsply, Ivoclar, Kerr, NuSmile, Procter and Gamble, Church and Dwight, Optiva, Oral-B, Enamelon, Atrix Laboratories, Inc. and Guidor companies.

Jessica Y. Lee


Dr. Jessica Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of North Carolina. She is also a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently serving on the board of trustees as Secretary-Treasurer, she has served on over 15 AAPD councils and committees ranging from the Council on Scientific Affairs to the Council on Governmental Affairs. Lee received her M.P.H. and D.D.S. degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pedi- atric Dentistry and Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a 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, ab- stracts and book chapters. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several funded research grants. Her pri- mary research interests are in infant oral health, access to dental care for young children, and health services research. Lee 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, Lee was named the Pediatric Dentist of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, she loves travelling and spend- ing time outdoors. She is an avid runner and has completed over 50 marathons and ultramarathons.

K. Jean Beauchamp


Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp was raised in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She practiced dental hygiene for seven years before returning to dental school. She earned her D.D.S. degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She then completed a two year pediatric residency there. Since 1993, she has practiced in Clarksville, Tenn. She established Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry, PC in 1999.

She is a board certified pediatric dentist and is very involved in local, state and national dental societies. She has been active with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has been on the Board of Trustees as Parliamentarian and as the Southeast Trustee. She was chair of the Council on Communications and is currently Chairman of the Political Action Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Interprofessional Relations. Presently she serves on American Den- tal Association Council of Government Affairs. She was a member of the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and ADA’s representative on an Advisory Committee of the Joint Commis- sion on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Beauchamp is also active with the Tennessee Dental Association, currently serving as the Secretary and Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. She has served as a Tennessee delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for 11 years. She is past president of the Eighth District Dental Society.

She is a Fellow of American College of Dentists, Fellow of Inter- national College of Dentists, and a Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow. She was voted dentist of the year in 2012 by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry. Also, she is the Alumnus of the year for 2018 for the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry.

Homa Amini


Dr. Homa Amini is professor of clinical dentistry and the post-doctoral program director of pediatric dentistry at the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry. She received her dental de- gree and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Ohio State University and Master of Science and certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediat- ric Dentistry since 2002.

Amini has taught at OSU for 17 years; her research interests are infant oral health, health literacy and child advocacy. She has served on numerous committees at the state, local and national level, including the AAPD Pre-doctoral Education Committee, Nomination Committee, In-service Committee, Journal-based CE Committee; the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry; the ABPD Qualifying Examina- tion Committee; and has served as an Ohio Department of Health grant reviewer and on the Ohio Dental Association Dental Education and Licensure Committee.

John T. Fales


Dr. John Fales earned his Bachelor of Science degree in cellular biology from the University of Kansas in 1978. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1982. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry in 1991 at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri. Also in 1991, Fales earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the UMKC School of Dentistry.

Fales has a private practice in Olathe, Kansas, since 1991. He gives back to his community by volunteering with the Kansas Donated Dental Services Program, Olathe Schools Community Care Program, Pet Partners/Delta Society, Kiwanis International, and the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently the vice-president of the Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation and is a past-president of the America’s Den- tists Care Foundation.

He is a past-president of the Fifth District Dental Society of Kansas where he has been a member since 1982. Fales is the immedi- ate past-president of the Kansas Dental Association and currently serves as president of the Kansas Association of Pediatric Dentists. He recently served on the board of directors for Oral Health Kansas and the America’s Dentists Care Foundation. Fales serves on the Oral Health Kansas Advisory Committee and the Oral Health Kansas Dental Champions Advisory Board.

Jacob K. Lee


Dr. Jacob Lee attended the University of Toronto and received his D.D.S. degree in 1984. He completed an internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, earned his diploma in pedi- atric dentistry at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, and was conferred Fellowship by the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Lee has been a faculty member at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, served as associate professor and director of the Gradu- ate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota, chairperson of Pediatric Dentistry at the Dugoni Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and director of the USC Pediatric Dental Residency Program and dental director of the Children’s Dental Health Clinic at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Lee is a Fellow of AAPD, a graduate of AAPD Kellogg Leadership Institute III, and is an AAPD Media spokesperson. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as a member of the Examination Committee. He has served the American Acad- emy of Pediatric Dentistry as a member of the Council on Continu- ing Education, the Research Committee and the Editorial Board of the AAPD Journal. As an avid lecturer and a member of the AAPD Speakers Bureau, he is keen on sharing his experiences as a dental materials researcher and a clinician.

Lee is currently the president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and as a trustee of the Western Society of Pediatric Den- tistry. Currently, Lee serves as the president of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and as a trustee of the Western Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Gregory W. Olson


Dr. Gregory Olson is an associate professor in the Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) School of Dentistry for the Departments of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry. He was appointed as a Faculty Scholar in the LLUH Institute for Health Policy and Leadership in 2014. Along with Olson’s teaching responsibilities, he is active in advocacy, research, data analytics, curriculum design, and administration. He also serves as a chair for a national Legislative Advisory Council on dental educa- tion.

Prior to Olson’s current appointments and orthodontic practice, he provided pediatric dental care in Washington state. During this time, he actively engaged in organized dentistry with the Washington State Dental Association and University of Washington’s efforts expand access to care.

Olson has been involved with the ABPD since 2012 and is the chair of the Renewal of Certification Process.

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