November 15, 2016

The DALE Foundation welcomes 2016-2017 Board of Trustees

The DALE Foundation, the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB), is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees. They are leaders in the dental field dedicated to helping their peers advance their careers with continuing education and the latest tools and information.

  • President – Jennifer Todd, CDA, COA, M.S.
  • President-Elect – Frank A. Maggio, D.D.S.
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Teresa Duncan, M.S., FADIA, FAADOM
  • Immediate Past President – Virginia Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, A.A.S.
  • Joanne Dawley, D.D.S.
  • Lori Gagliardi, CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D.
  • David Halpern, D.M.D., FAGD, FACD
  • Guinevere B. Juckett, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, EFDA

Jennifer Todd, CDA, COA, M.S., is the newly elected President. Before she relocated to Seattle for her current position as a Territory Account Manager for Ultradent Products, Inc., Ms. Todd was a dental assistant and very active in the Nebraska dental community, including serving as President of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association.

Frank Maggio, D.D.S., has been elected to serve as President-Elect. Dr. Maggio is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontology. His distinguished service to dentistry includes serving on numerous committees of the American Dental Association (ADA) since 1971. Dr. Maggio also served on the DANB Board of Directors for six years, which included five years as Chair of the Board.

Teresa Duncan, M.S., FADIA, FAADOM, serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. Ms. Duncan is the founder and President of Odyssey Management, a dental practice management consulting firm in Virginia.

Virginia Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, A.A.S., serves as Immediate Past President of the Board. She is a partner at Smith & Jorgensen, a dental consulting company that provides training for dental office professionals.

Joanne Dawley, D.D.S., runs her own general practice in Michigan. Dr. Dawley has been an active member of the ADA at the national, state and local levels for 25 years, including serving as a delegate or alternate delegate in the ADA House of Delegates since 2000. She is also Chair of the DANB Board of Directors.

Lori Gagliardi, CDA, RDA, RDH, Ed.D., is the Dental Assisting Program Director at Pasadena City College in California as well as an author and contributor to textbooks, articles and other publications.

David Halpern, D.M.D., FAGD, FACD, maintains a private dental practice in Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Halpern has been active in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for more than 35 years, including serving as its Secretary from 2003-2007 and President from 2009-2010, and is a recipient of the AGD Distinguished Service Award.

Guinevere B. Juckett, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, EFDA, works for a private dental practice in Middlefield, Ohio, as an expanded function dental auxiliary and dental office manager. Ms. Juckett is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and is working toward earning ADAA Fellowship.

Carol K. Oeder, CDA, COA, CPFDA, CRFDA, CDPMA, FADAA, LPN, is a consultant. Previously, she was a Compliance Specialist/Internal Auditor at Dental Associates in Wisconsin, where she was employed for more than 15 years. Ms. Oeder served on DANB's Board of Directors from 2009-2015, which included serving as Vice Chair of the Board for five years. She is a member of the ADAA and earned Fellowship in the ADAA in 2004.

The DALE Foundation thanks outgoing Trustees Darci Barr, CDA, EFDA, B.S., and Carla Schneider, CDA, RDA, for their dedicated service on the Board. Ms. Schneider also served on DANB's Board of Directors for seven years. Both Ms. Barr and Ms. Schneider are founding Trustees on the DALE Foundation Board.

Read more about the DALE Foundation’s Board of Trustees.


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