OSAP announces new board

July 11, 2008
Lori Paulson will serve as chair of OSAP's Board of Directors for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures has selected Lori Paulson to serve as chair of its Board of Directors for the 2008-09 fiscal year.

The organization also announced three new Board members: Doug Braendle, Boyd Relac, and Chris Rice.

Paulson, vice president of marketing and dental programs for National Distribution & Contracting, Inc., has been managing director of the American Dental Cooperative and United Dental Dealers, two NDC subsidiaries for more than eight years. NDC is the largest organization of independent medical, surgical, veterinary, dental, and laboratory supply distributors in the United States.

Paulson holds an MBA from University of Denver and a BS in marketing from Lewis University. She has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry and has been affiliated with OSAP since 1990, most recently serving as a chair Eelect.

Braendle is U.S. product manager for SciCan Inc. He has worked for SciCan since 1994, moving from territory manager to sales administrator and then product manager. Prior to that, Braendle worked for Buffalo Dental, Healthco, and then Brasseler. He has a degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. He has been a long-time OSAP member and supporter.

Relac is director of marketing, merchandise, for Patterson Dental. He has a BA degree from Auburn University where he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He subsequently served as a U.S. Army officer in a series of leadership and staff positions in Airborne Infantry, Psychological Operations, and Special Forces units on both active duty and in the Florida Army National Guard. He has worked in the dental industry since 1997.

Dr. Rice, DDS, MA, EdS, is associate professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine at the University of Missouri, School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Rice received his BS and DDS degrees from Creighton University. He has been a member and officer in the Society of Infection Control in Dentistry, and a member of OSAP.

In addition to clinical teaching and supervision, Dr. Rice coordinates and teaches multiple courses, many of which include infection control content. He currently is serving on the Dental Assisting National Board as an infection control consultant.

The Board of Directors for OSAP also includes Immediate Past Chair Linda Basquill, DDS; Chair Elect Doni Bird, CDA, RDH, MA; Secretary Jeff Sherman; Treasurer Peggy Cottrell; John Hunt OBE, FFGDP(UK), BDS; Cheryl Wolf, CDA; and Ex-Officio Therese Long, MBA, CAE.

For more information, call (800) 298-OSAP (6727) or go to OSAP.

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