March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2

 
 
 
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AAPD 2021 Nominations

March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2

Amr M. Moursi
PRESIDENT-ELECT NOMINEE
Dr. Amr M. Moursi is professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. He completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Chil- dren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pe- diatric Dentistry and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the International College of Dentists. Moursi received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award in 2014, and was selected for the AAPD Leadership and Advanced Leadership Institutes. Moursi has served the AAPD in many capacities, including Academic Trustee-at- large on the Board of Trustees, Liaison to the American Acad- emy of Pediatrics, Regional Consultant on the Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, and Director of the Comprehensive Review Course.
 
Moursi serves as an examiner for the Royal College of Sur- geons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health. He is a for- mer member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
 
Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs. He has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international confer- ences and universities with presenta- tions on variety of top- ics including Behavior Guidance, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs. In addition, he has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pe- diatric dental training, education and care to underserved ar- eas around the world including Tanzania, Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.
 
 
Scott W. Cashion
VICE PRESIDENT NOMINEE
Dr. Scott Cashion is a 1994 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Den- tistry and finished his Residency and Masters in Pediatric Dentistry there in 1997. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the Ameri- can Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been in private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina for over 20 years.
 
Cashion has served as a leader with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He currently serves as the chair of the Pediatric Medicaid/CHIP Advisory committee and is President of the Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Dental Services As- sociation (MSDA). Cashion served on the Board of Trustees of the AAPD (2008-2011) and was Parliamentarian (2012-2013). In May of 2013 he was awarded the Merle C. Hunter Award for Leadership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
Cashion currently serves as an ADA Delegate At-Large for the NC Delegation and has been a Delegate or Alternate Delegate since 2009. Cashion is the Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation. In 2018 he complet- ed his service on the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP, formerly CAPIR).
 
Cashion is past president of the North Carolina Dental Society (2015). He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Dental Society. Cashion is a member of the Guil- ford County Dental Society and served as president in 2005- 2006. He was president of the North Carolina Third District Dental Society in 2004.
 
Cashion was awarded the North Carolina Dental Society’s Com- mendation Award in 2007. He is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
 
Cashion is involved in the Greensboro Community and served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, is active in his church and is a member of the Greensboro Sports Council. He is an avid runner and has ran three marathons.
 
Scott D. Smith
SECRETARY-TREASURER NOMINEE
Dr. Scott D. Smith received his D.D.S. from the University of Michigan in 1986, and his MS in pediatric dentistry in 1988. Upon completion of his Graduate and Post-Graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Dr. Smith and his wife Debbie moved to Denver, Colorado, to establish a private practice. He currently has offices in Denver and Centennial, Colorado. In addition to private practice, he is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Instructor at both the University of Colorado and at the University of Michigan, traveling back to Ann Arbor monthly.
 
Soon after arriving in Denver, he became involved in the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Metro Denver Dental Society holding multiple offices with each group. In ad- dition to being a founding member of the Rose Medical Center Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Anomalies Team, Dr. Smith has contributed to the Bright Futures Program with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
In 1996, Dr. Smith was appointed by the Governor of Colorado to the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners and served as President of the Board from 2000- 2004. During his tenure on the State Board he also served as an examiner for the Central Regional Dental Testing Service.
 
As a member of the AAPD, Dr. Smith has served on multiple Councils and Committees including Chair of Annual Session Local Arrangements Denver 2001, Council on Clinical Affairs Committee on Adolescent Health and the Council on Continu- ing Education. In June of 2017, he completed a three-year term on the AAPD Board of Trustees. In addition to Council and Committee Work, Dr. Smith has participated in the Leadership Institute at Kellogg and both cohorts of the Advanced Leader- ship Institute at Wharton.
 
Outside of his involvement in the AAPD, Dr. & Mrs. Smith enjoy an active Colorado lifestyle that includes skiing, cycling and fly fishing. Additionally, Dr. Smith plays ice hockey in an Adult Hockey League.
 
James R. Boynton
ACADEMIC TRUSTEE AT LARGE
Dr. James Boynton is Clinical Professor, Pedi- atric Dentistry Division Head, and Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Boynton received his dental degree and specialty training at the University of Michiganand has served on the faculty since 2005. Dr. Boynton is a board certified pediatric dentist with an active private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has co-authored more than 30 publica- tions and three book chapters, is the primary investigator on a HRSA-funded project on improving pre-doctoral dental student clinical experience with young children, and given multiple present tions to local, national, and international audiences. He has served nationally as an item writer/consul- tant for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as a consul- tant/site visitor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, has chaired the AAPD Council on Pre-doctoral Education and Journal-based Continuing Education Committee, and served as a consultant to State agencies and private law firms.
 
Jeffrey D. Rhodes
SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT TRUSTEE
Dr. Jeffrey D. Rhodes is a 1984 graduate of Austin College in Sherman, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1988 and completed specialty training in pediatric den- tistry in 1990. He has completed specialty fel- lowships at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. While at Baylor College of Dentistry he published research in growth and development of young children’s faces. In addition, he has taught dental students at Baylor College of Dentistry, and is now teaching pediatric dental residents at Jordan Valley Community Center in Springfield, MO. His special interests lie in the growth and development of children’s smiles. He is passionate about ensuring children receive education on how to have healthy, beautiful smiles for life.
 
Dr. Rhodes has held numerous leadership roles for the South- west Society, AAPD, and the Arkansas Society. He served on the SWSPD Board from 1997 through 2017, including a term as President in 2003-2004, and is currently the Public Policy Advocate for Arkansas. Dr. Rhodes is a member of the AAPD’s Committee for Special Health Care Needs, a Board Examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and a mem- ber of the ABPD subcommittee that writes exam questions. He is currently participating in the AAPD Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.
 

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