AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at Annual Session in New York City

CHICAGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children's oral health, inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session at the New York Hilton on May 26th, 2011.

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Rhea M. Haugseth, DMD, President.  Haugseth has been an AAPD member for 29 years and has maintained a private practice in Marietta, Georgia.  She attended dental school at University of Louisville and received her pediatric dental certificate from Case Western Reserve University.  She has served as the AAPD's president-elect (2010-2011), vice president (2009-2010), secretary-treasurer (2008-2009), parliamentarian (2005-2006) and the AAPD's District III trustee (2002-2005).  Haugseth is a fellow of AAPD and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  She is also past president of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (2010-2011). Dr. Haugseth's AAPD presidential agenda will focus on welcoming all dialogue that will advance its efforts in the fight for children's oral health.  Through their dedicated advocacy endeavors, the AAPD will continue to provide a voice for all children, so that a foundation for a lifetime of oral and overall health is established in every home.  Haugseth's family includes her father, four brothers and their wives, six nieces and nephews and her Wheaten Terrier, Maggie.  She is a national media spokesperson for the AAPD.

Joel H. Berg, DDS, M.S., President-Elect.  Berg has been a member of the AAPD for 25 years.  He received his pediatric dentistry certificate and attended dental school at the University of Iowa.  He most recently served as vice president (2010-2011), secretary-treasurer (2009-2010) and the AAPD's District VI trustee (2006-2009).  Berg is also a past president of Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children: the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  In addition to his leadership roles with the Academy, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a fellow of the International College of Dentists.  Berg is the Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle.  He is also the Director of Dentistry at Seattle Children's Hospital and the holder of the Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health. Berg resides in Bellevue, Washington, and has two daughters, Dena and Jessica.  He has lectured in more than 30 countries and enjoys studying the viticulture of Washington State and surfing in Hawaii.  Berg is a national media spokesperson for the AAPD.

Warren A. Brill, DMD, M.S., (Hygiene), Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Vice President.  Brill has a full-time private practice in Baltimore, Maryland.  He has been an AAPD member for the past 19 years.  He received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland and the School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University.  Brill is a former secretary-treasurer (2010-2011) and member of the board of trustees of the AAPD, representing District II.  Prior to his Board election, he was chair of the AAPD Council on Government Affairs and expert consultant to the Council on Dental Benefit Programs.  He has also served as chair of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs. Brill is chair of the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (MAPD) Legislative Affairs Committee (2000-2011), member of the MAPD Executive Committee (2000-2011) and chair of the MAPD Annual Meeting General Arrangements Committee (2006-2011).  Brill also serves as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration, section on Oral Medical Devices.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.  Presently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland.  Brill is the 2009 recipient of the AAPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year Award.  He resides in Maryland with his wife, Eva.  They have two daughters (and sons-in-law), one grandson, one granddaughter and a frisky Airedale Terrier, Oliver.  Brill is a national media spokesperson for the AAPD.

Edward H. Moody, Jr., DDS, Secretary-Treasurer.  He is in private practice in Morristown, Tennessee.  Moody 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.  He has been a member of the AAPD for 24 years.  A Diplomate of the American Board of 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 completed his term as president in 2004.  His involvement in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 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 Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003.  Moody recently completed a term on the AAPD Board of Trustees 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 Boy's and Girl's Club of Morristown.  Moody and his wife, Jenny, are the parents of three daughters.

Scott W. Cashion, DDS, M.S., Parliamentarian.  Cashion has a private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina, and teaches one day a week at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  He has been a member of the AAPD for 14 years.  He attended dental school and received his Masters and certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of North Carolina.  Cashion served on the AAPD's Board of Trustees as trustee at large from 2008-2011.  He had previously served as chair of the AAPD's Council on Membership and Membership Services.  Cashion is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and past president of the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Cashion is a national media spokesperson for the AAPD.

John R. Liu, DDS, Immediate Past-President.  Liu has a private practice in Issaquah, Washington, and has been an AAPD member for 23 years.  He attended dental school at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and received his pediatric dentistry certificate from Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Recently, Liu served as the AAPD's president (2010-2011), vice president (2008-2009), secretary-treasurer (2007-2008) and trustee at large.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a fellow of both the American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.  Liu is a national media spokesperson for the AAPD.  Liu and his wife, Kari, are the parents of two daughters, Clara and Tara.

John A. Hendry, DDS, At-Large Trustee.  Hendry has been a member of the AAPD for 32 years.  He has been in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, since 1980. He attended Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, and also received his pediatric dentistry certificate from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.  Hendry has served the AAPD on multiple committees and has been a national spokesperson since 1988.  He is a Diplomate and fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  Hendry is a Presidential level member of the Foundation of the AAPD, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children.

Shari C. Kohn, DDS, District II Trustee.  Kohn is a private practitioner in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and has been an AAPD member for 19 years.  She completed both dental school and her pediatric dentistry certificate at the University of Maryland-Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where she now serves as a part-time clinical instructor.  Kohn has served on the AAPD Council on Pre-Doctoral Education since 2007.  In 2008, she was the Chairman of the post-graduate poster clinic competition at the AAPD Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.  Kohn has been very active in the Maryland Academy of Pediatric Dentistry serving as President.  She is a fellow of the AAPD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Kohn has been consistently voted as one of Baltimore's Top Pediatric Dentists by her peers in Baltimore Magazine.  In 2010, she was honored as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by The Maryland Daily Record.  Kohn lives in Lutherville, Maryland, with her husband, Tom, and her teenage children, Rachel and A.J.

K. Jean Beauchamp, DDS, District III Trustee.  Beauchamp has been an AAPD member for 18 years and maintains a private practice in Clarksville, Tennessee.  She attended dental school and received her pediatric dental certificate at the University of Tennessee.  Beauchamp was an AAPD chair of the Communication Committee and represents the Children's Oral Health Planning Group/State of Tennessee.  She has been a delegate of the American Dental Association since 2007 and served as a PTAC Representative to the Joint Commission (2003-2009).  Beauchamp is the 8th District Trustee and chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Tennessee Dental Association.  She is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.  She and her husband, Lee Scott, reside in Springfield, Tennessee.

Cynthia L. Hipp, DDS, Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).  Hipp is an associate professor and pediatric dentistry program director at the Medical University of South Carolina.  She attended dental school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; received her pediatric dentistry certificate from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina.  She has been an AAPD member for 21 years and received her American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification in 1997.  Hipp has served as an ABPD consultant and Oral Clinical Examination Sub-committee co-chair and is a member of the South Carolina Oral Health Advisory Coalition.  She and her husband, Bill, reside in Charleston, South Carolina.

About the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not-for-profit membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry.  AAPD's 8,000 members are predominately pediatric dentists and primary care providers who deliver comprehensive specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs.  As advocates for children's oral health, the AAPD aims to promote the use of evidence-based policies and guidelines, foster research concerning pediatric oral health, and educate health care providers and the public to improve children's oral health.  For further information, please visit the AAPD website at www.aapd.org.

SOURCE American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry



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