NCOHF Board of Directors

Sept. 8, 2010
New member Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD, joins board.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Toothfairy announced the election of a new slate of officers and welcomed new Board of Directors member Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD, Aug. 27, 2010, at its quarterly meeting.

The NCOHF slate of officers includes:

Chairman: Christopher T. Clark, president & COO, Dentsply International
President: Fern Ingber, MEd, CEO, NCOHF (ex-Officio)
First Vice President: Thomas M. Prescott, president & CEO, Align Technologies
Second Vice President: Tom Engels, retired vice president & general nanager, 3M ESPE
Treasurer: P. Christopher Holden, president, Heraeus Kulzer
Secretary: John N. Williams, DMD, dean, Indiana University School of Dentistry

Dr. Keels is newly elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors. She is division chief of pediatric dentistry at Duke University, and serves as division chief of pediatric dentistry at Duke Children’s Hospital.

In 1990, she helped establish the pediatric dental program at Duke. Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Keels holds fellowships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and is a member of several national and international associations and societies. She is chair of the section of pediatric dentistry and oral health within the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Serving on the Board of Directors with Dr. Keels and NCOHF officers are:

Immediate Past Chairman: Dan Even, president, Sybron Dental Specialties
Gordon Christensen, DDS, gounder and firector, Practical Clinical Courses
Ronald Goldstein, DDS, private practice, Atlanta, Ga.
Joseph R. Greenberg, DMD, private practice, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Paul A. Guggenheim, president, Patterson Dental Supply
Leo Rouse, DDS, dean, Howard University College of Dentistry
Cherilyn G. Sheets, DDS, private practice, Newport Beach, Calif.
Huw Francis Thomas, BDS, dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry
James Vitkus, vice president and general manager, Advanstar Dental Media

“We are honored to be guided by such a strong group of industry leaders who share an unwavering dedication to children’s oral health,” said Ingber. “Because of the support and commitment we receive from our Board of Directors, NCOHF has quickly become a formidable adversary in the battle against pediatric dental disease.”

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