AACD Announces Candidates For 2014 Elections

All AACD Members are encouraged to attend the AACD's Annual Membership Meeting at AACD 2014 in Orlando on Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Vice-President, Board of Directors: 
Dr. Chiann Gibson

Dr. Gibson was born in Tokyo to Taiwanese parents but grew up in Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, and her Doctorate of Dentistry at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gibson received the honorary title of “The Official Dentist of the Miss Universe Pageant” in 1998. She won Mrs. United States 2005—the first naturalized Asian American, first dentist, and the first Illinois representative to bring home the crown. Dr. Gibson was named one of America’s most outstanding female dentists and was featured on the cover of Woman Dentist Journal in September 2006. She wrote a column for the Naperville Sun dental health and wellness, “Open Wide,” and has been published in Contemporary Oral Hygiene, a Proctor and Gamble book: “Oral Health & Pregnancy Questions Answered,” and AACD’s Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. She served on the AACD Board of Directors from 2009-2011 and 2013-2014. Dr. Gibson practices general and cosmetic dentistry in Naperville, IL.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Gibson's answers.

 

Accredited Member Seats: Board of Directors
Dr. Steven Andreaus


Dr. Andreaus graduated from North Carolina State University in 1981 with a B.S. in Zoology. In the summer of 1982, he accepted a position as an orthodontic lab technician with Henry S. Zaytoun, Sr., DDS, MSO. This experience included patient care, appliance research, computer diagnosis, and the multiple phases of conducting a professional practice. In 1984, he began his dental school career and paid his way doing research. He worked two years as an associate in private practice in Raleigh, NC, and has been in solo private practice for the past 23 years. He is active with both local and national dental societies, routinely attending meetings and sessions. He also started a satellite practice on the island of Ocracoke, NC, where he operated for three years. He achieved AACD Accreditation in 2001, became an Accreditation Examiner in 2005, was a member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD) from 2006-2009.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Andreaus' answers.
 

Accredited Member Seats: Board of Directors
Dr. Randy Burba

Dr. Randy Burba earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 1995, he acquired his doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He began his dental career alongside his father, Dr. Stanley Burba, in Salem, MA. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a past president and current board member of the New England Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an AACD Affiliate. Dr. Burba is an Accredited Member; Dr. Burba is committed to providing his patients exceptional care. For 18 years, he has been practicing general dentistry in a family practice with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Burba and his team offer state-of-the-art dentistry to their patients through continuing education.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Burba's answers.

General Member Seats: Board of Directors
Dr. Nick Marongiu

Dr. Nick graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. He earned his Doctorate from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he served as President of the Dental Student Association and Chair of the California Dental Association Student Delegation. He graduated with Honors in Implant Dentistry and was recipient of several awards, most notably, Clinical Excellence Award, Student Excellence Award, Prosthodontic Scholar Award, and Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry Award. Following graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency at the West Los Angeles Wadsworth Veterans Association Hospital and postgraduate training at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. During his residency he provided comprehensive dental care to Veterans and earned licensure for intravenous conscious sedation. Dr. Marongiu is very involved with community service, loaning his expertise and training to Missions of Mercy, USNS Mercy, Flying Docs, Project Hope and several other organizations that provide dental care to underserved communities in North America, Central America, and Southeast Asia. He is a member of the AACD, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego County Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He grew up in northern California and currently resides in San Diego. Dr. Nick's active outdoor lifestyle includes surfing, kite boarding, SCUBA diving, motorcycles, hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and running.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Marongiu's answers.
 
General Member Seats: Board of Directors
Dr. Peter Auster


Dr. Peter Auster has 30 years of experience in high-end, high quality dentistry in private practice in Pomona, NY. He is the founder and current president of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which has become one of the most vibrant, successful AACD Affiliates in the United States, serving New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In 2012, he was elected to the AACD Board of Directors for a term ending in 2014. He has served on the AACD Affiliate Task Force Regional Meeting Committee and Member Relations Committee, and is currently the chairman of the AACD Affiliates Committee. Dr. Auster’s series of articles in Dentistry Today are entitled “Conquering a Difficult Case.” Auster is proud of his volunteer work, which includes annual volunteer dentistry in Jamaica; Give Back a Smile; and Smiles for Life in which his office has contributed over $25,000 to children’s charities. Dr. Auster is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is an alumnus of the Dawson Academy.
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Auster's answers.
 
Corporate Representative: Board of Directors
Mr. Michael O'Malley
 
After receiving his degree from Roosevelt University, Mr. Michael O’Malley began his career in hospital administration. Since that time, he spent the bulk of his career in the healthcare industry as administrator of group practices of medicine and dentistry. More than 30 years ago, he co-founded Cosmedent with Dr. Bud Mopper and has been president/CEO since its inception. Mr. O’Malley’s foresight has led to the development of Cosmedent’s manufacturing facility as well as The Center for Esthetic Excellence, a highly interactive educational center located in the heart of Chicago.
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Mr. O'Malley's answers.
 
University Representative: Board of Directors
Dr. John R. Calamia

Dr. John Calamia is a Full Professor, and Director of Aesthetic Dentistry for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry, New York City. He has taught Restorative Dentistry and dental material science at NYU Dental Center for 34 years and is recognized both nationally and internationally as co-developer of Etched Porcelain Laminate Veneer Technology. He is active in research, teaching, and private practice and he describes this combination as the perfect marriage within the profession. During two consecutive terms on the AACD Board of Directors, he served on numerous committees, serving as the Chairman of the University Advisory Council from 2004-2006, he oversaw the growth in this council to 51 schools. He has attained Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and American and International College of Dentists, and was 2009 President of OKU Dental Honors Society NY Chapter.
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Calamia's answers.
 
American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry Member:
Dr. Marshall Hanson

Dr. Hanson is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Denstitry. He Graduated with Honors from the University of the Pacific Aurthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry (UOP) in 2007, and has owned a private practice in Chandler, Arizona since 2008. Due to his love for teaching and learning, while at UOP, Dr. Hanson founded Clinic Survival Courses, a series of presentations designed by and for students to facilitate achieving predictable and successful clinical outcomes. He endeavors to maintain education and teaching a continually growing part of his future dental career. Dr. Hanson loves spending time with his wife and four children, competing in triathlons and other outdoor sports. Ever seeking further learning and progress, he continually works to improve his clinical and artistic skills as a dentist, completing much of his own dental lab work for his patients.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Hanson's answers.
 
American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry Member:
Dr. Adamo Notarantonio

Dr. Adamo Notarantonio completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Psychology. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine (2002), where he received honors in both removable and fixed prosthodontics. He completed his residency in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Stony Brook in 2003, and was chosen by faculty to complete a second year as Chief Resident. In 2011, he received his AACD Accreditation. He has completed The Dawson Academy Core Curriculum Series. Dr. Notarantonio is currently training at the Kois Center under Dr. John Kois. He is certified in the surgical placement of dental implants, Invisalign® invisible braces, and CEREC® single visit crowns/onlays. Dr. Notarantonio recently received his fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He also volunteers for AACD’s Give Back A Smile (GBAS) program.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Notarantonio's answers.
 
American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry Member:
Dr. W. Johnston Rowe, Jr.

Dr. W. Johnston Rowe, Jr. maintains a practice dedicated to general, cosmetic, and complex restorative dentistry located in Jonesboro, AR. Dr. Rowe is an AACD Accredited Member, a member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry (ABCD), and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He currently serves as the Chairman of the ABCD and as an Accreditation Examiner. Dr. Rowe graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry with a DDS degree in 2000. He was honored by being inducted into the Imhotep Leadership Society and, more recently, as a recipient of the AACD’s Rising Star Award. Dr. Rowe is a trained artist having graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, with a BA in Studio Art. Dr. Rowe is a published author who alsolectures locally and nationally on cosmetic dentistry techniques and procedures and has served as a consultant to several dental materials manufacturers.
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Rowe's answers.
 
American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry Member:
Dr. Michael Bannan (Running From the Floor)

A 1980 graduate of the University Of Michigan School of Dentistry, Dr. Bannan provided cosmetic restorative, orthodontic and implant services in his two Michigan practices for 30 years and is now practicing part-time in Raleigh and Burgaw, NC. Since moving to NC, he became an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology in the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Bannan has been a passionate AACD member since 1995 and his Accreditation in 2007 is his proudest accomplishment.  With over 3,000 hours of continuing education, he is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is also an alumnus of several extended postgraduate continuums including the United States Dental Institute (orthodontics), Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (cosmetic dentistry),University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry (cosmetic dentistry), Toronto Implant Institute (implant surgery), and the Faculty for Orthodontic Research and Continuing Education (orthodontics). Some of Dr. Bannan's additional professional affiliations include the, Tri-County Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.  He serves as a volunteer provider for Give Back a Smile, Medical-Dental Mission to Panama and multiple, Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinics in North Carolina. Dr. Bannan enjoys spending time with his three adult sons, daughter-in-law and two delightful grandsons, Logan and Miles Bannan.  As an avid outdoor recreation enthusiast, Dr. Bannan enjoys fishing, hiking, golfing and scuba diving.

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Bannan's answers.
 
 
Nominating and Leadership Development Commitee 
University Representative: Board of Directors
Dr. John R. Calamia

Dr. John Calamia is a Full Professor, and Director of Aesthetic Dentistry for the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, New York University College of Dentistry, New York City. He has taught Restorative Dentistry and dental material science at NYU Dental Center for 34 years and is recognized both nationally and internationally as co-developer of Etched Porcelain Laminate Veneer Technology. He is active in research, teaching, and private practice and he describes this combination as the perfect marriage within the profession. During two consecutive terms on the AACD Board of Directors, he served on numerous committees, serving as the Chairman of the University Advisory Council from 2004-2006, he oversaw the growth in this council to 51 schools. He has attained Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and American and International College of Dentists, and was 2009 President of OKU Dental Honors Society NY Chapter.
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Calamia's answers.


Laura Kelly, AACD Accredited Laboratory Technician

Ms. Kelly is president of LK Dental Studio, a Ceramist, and an AACD Accredited Laboratory Technician. She served as President of the AACD from 2007 to 2008. She has 24 years of experience as a dental technician, building and managing relationships amongst dental professionals, launching successful marketing strategies. She was the first technician to be elected to AACD Board of Directors (1996). In May of 2007, Ms. Kelly was the first woman and only dental technician to be elected and serve as President of AACD. 
 
All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Ms. Kelly's answers.

Susan Hollar, AACD Accredited Fellow

A graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Susan Hollar maintains a private practice in Arlington, Texas where she limits her practice to reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. She is an AACD Accredited Fellow and a Pankey Scholar.
 
Dr. Hollar serves as visiting faculty with the L. D. Pankey Instititute and the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. She is an Accreditation Examiner with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a board member of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry, and past editor of the Accreditation Essentials for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is a frequent national lecturer on cosmetic dentistry. 

All candidates were required to answer several questions. Click here to read Dr. Hollar's answers.