NIIOH is facilitating links with other organizations that share our goal of engaging primary care clinicians of all types in the delivery of oral health preventive services to patients of all ages.


American Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Education Association
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
University of Colorado Physician Assistant Program


New York University College of Nursing


DentaQuest Foundation
Washington Dental Service Foundation
Connecticut Health Foundation
The REACH Healthcare Foundation


Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C
Associate Professor
MEDEX NW Division of Physician Assistant Studies
University of Washington School of Medicine

Lauren Barone, MPH
Manager, Oral Health
American Academy of Pediatrics

Jonathan Bowser, MS PA-­C
Director, Associate Dean and Section Head Physician Assistant Program
University of Colorado

Marcia Brand
Deputy Administrator
U.S Department of Health and Human Services

Melinda Clark, MD
Editor, Smiles for Life Curriculum Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Albany Medical Center

Jeanne Conry, MD PhD
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Mark Deutchman, MD
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado at Denver

Maria Dolce, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Associate Professor, Interim Director of Nursing PhD Program
Northeastern University -­ Bouve College of Health Sciences

Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS
Associate Professor
University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

Alan Douglass, MD
Director of Family Practice Residency Program
Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, CT

Alexander Enurah, MD
Student Rep., Inter Health Professionals Alliance (IHPA) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC)

Irene Hilton, DDS MPH
Dental Consultant
National Network for Oral Health Access

Rita Jablonski, PhD RN ANP-­BC
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Renee Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD
Senior Advisor for Oral Health
Health Resources and Services Administration

Lorrie Kaplan, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
American College of Nurse-­Midwives (ACNM)

Kim Kimminau, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center

David Krol, MD, MPH
Team Director and Senior Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Cynthia Lord, PA-­C
Director of Physician Assistant Program
Quinnipiac University

Russell Maier, MD
Program Director
Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program
Yakima, WA

Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS
Director of Policy and Programming
DentaQuest Foundation

Dawn Morton-­Rias, EdD PA-­C
Dean and Professor
College of Health Related Professions
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD MPH
Executive Director
American Dental Association

James Tysinger, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center

Don Weaver, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Association of Community Health Centers
Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH
Associate Dean for Prevention & Public Health Sciences
University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Ralph Fuccillo, MA
DentaQuest Foundation

Tracy Garland, MUP
Program Director
National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health

Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW
Program Director, Physician Assistants Program
University of Colorado at Denver School of Medicine

Francisco Ramos Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH
Professor Pediatric Dentistry
UCLA School of Dentistry

Wanda Gonsalves, MD
Medical Director, Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Jane Grover, DDS MPH
Director, Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (CAPIR)
American Dental Association

Judith Haber, Ph.D., ARPN
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
College of Nursing, New York University

Erin Hartnett, DNP APRN-­BC CPNP
Program Director, Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP)
NYU College of Nursing

Monica Hebl, DDS
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
American Dental Association

Lindsey Robinson, DDS
California Dental Association

Renee Samelson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Albany Medical College

Donna Shelley, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
New York University College of Dentistry and School of Medicine

Brian Sick, MD
Team Leader, Minnesota Nexus
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician
Hahnemann Family Health Center, Worcester, MA

Lyubov Slashcheva
Student Rep., Inter Health Professionals Alliance (IHPA)
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

James Sledge, DDS
EWU RIDE Regional Clinical Director
University of Washington School of Dentistry

Laura Smith, MPA
President and CEO
Washington Dental Service Foundation

Barbara Springer, JD
Vice President
Delta Dental Plan of Colorado

W. Roy Thompson, DDS
Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (CAPIR)
American Dental Association

Norman Tinanoff, DDS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Health Promotion & Policy
University of Maryland Dental School

Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD MPH MS RN
Associate Professor, Dept. of Family and Child Nursing
University of Washington

A. Steven Wrightson, MD
Family Physician Bluegrass Medical Group
Lexington, KY