New Mexico Dental Association vice president is second woman to hold office

Sept. 3, 2009
Dr. Wendy Churchill in line to become NMDA's second woman president.

The New Mexico Dental Association has announced its 2009-2010 officers.

Among the group is Dr. Wendy Churchill of Anthony, N.M., who will serve as the second woman vice president in NMDA's 100-year history. Dr. Churchill is in line to become the second NMDA woman president, following Dr. Gail Willow of Silver City, N.M., who served in 2005-06.

"Dr. Churchill provides services to children and low-income families in rural New Mexico," said Mark Moores, NMDA executive director. "Her commitment to serving the community is a shining example of NMDA's Brighter Smiles for New Mexico campaign."

Dr. Churchill attended the University of Kansas and dental hygiene school at Johnson County Community College. She earned her dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She practices dentistry at La Clinica de Familia Dental Center in Anthony, N.M. Dr. Churchill's husband, Chris, is an astronomer at New Mexico State University.

NMDA's 2009-2010 officers also include:

* Dr. Robert Gherardi of Albuquerque, N.M.,president
* Dr. Robert Manzanares of Española, N.M., president-elect
* Dr. Harry Espinoza of Albuquerque, N.M., secretary-treasurer
* Dr. Dale Goad of Carrizozo, N.M., past president

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