Leadership

Officers

Deborah Weisfuse
President

Dr. Deborah Weisfuse, President of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, has served her profession as the first woman President of the New York State Dental Association. She is presently a Trustee of the New York State Dental Foundation, Advisory Director of the New York County Dental Society, Advisory Board Member of Project Accessible Oral Health, and Board member at Large of the American Friends of the Dental Volunteers for Israel.She has been elected Read more...

Musa Bajali
Vice President

Dr. Musa J. Bajali
Mastership Laser Therapy in Dentistry; Ph.D; Periodontist
Associate Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Al-Quds University

Palestinian born in East Jerusalem – in 1963. Graduated from Collège De Frères Secondary School in Bethlehem in 1981. Received the DDS Degree in 1987 from Cluj Napoca, and the Ph.D. Read more...

Steven Kess
Treasurer

Steven William Kess is Vice President of Global Professional Relations, Office of the Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.  Mr. Kess excels in forging public-private partnerships to address complex global health issues, such as advancing access to care through wellness, prevention and treatment programs; strengthening emergency preparedness and relief; and building health care capacity.  In this catalyst role, Mr. Kess conceives and advances innovative solutions Read more...

Board Members

Allen Finkelstein
Bedford Health

Allen L. Finkelstein, DDS, the Chief Executive Officer of Bedford HealthCare Solutions is the former Chief Dental Officer of AmeriChoice/United Health Group.

Dr. Finkelstein an undergrad from the University of Pittsburgh and obtained his graduate degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. In 2009, Dr. Finkelstein was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the A.T. Still University (Hon) Read mofre...

Bruce Donoff
Professor

Dr. R. Bruce Donoff, Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, served as Dean of Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) from 1991–2019. He was born in New York City, and attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate. He received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1967 and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff’s professional Read more...

Daniel W. Perkins
Daniel W. Perkins is the Chief Executive Officer of AEGIS Publications, LLC; and Dental Learning Systems, LLC. One of the largest oral healthcare multimedia houses in North America, AEGIS publishes Inside Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Inside Dental Hygiene, and Inside Dental Technology, as well as numerous specialty pieces, all dedicated to the dissemination of the most current and relevant oral healthcare information. In addition, the company provides media solutions to create interactive content for practitioner and patient Read more...
Dr. Irvin Silverstein
Dr. Silversten received his dental degree with honors from Northwestern University in 1978. After completing a residency in general practice and hospital dentistry at UCLA, he helped start the USC County Hospital Dental Program and worked in the LA coroner’s office as a forensic dental expert. Dr. Silverstein completed a periodontic specialty program at USC School of Dentistry along with a Masters of Education and was in private practice specializing in periodontics in La Mesa, California from 1982 to 2009. In June 2016, he was awarded with a Read more...
LInda Greenwall
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics

Dr Greenwall is a Prosthodontist and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry. She lectures in the UK and internationally on tooth whitening, aesthetic dentistry and practice management. As well as running a multidisciplinary private practice in Hampstead, London, where she works with a specialist team in the practice (endodontist, periodontist, implant surgeon, oral surgeon and orthodontist), she is a founder member and past Chair of the British Dental Bleaching Society (2008-2013), Read more...

Matt Holder
Chairman

As an international leader in the emerging field of Developmental Medicine, Dr. Matthew Holder advocates on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for better quality health services.  Dr. Holder currently serves as the Global Medical Advisor and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for Special Olympics International, he is a co-founder and Past President Emeritus of the American Academy of Developmental Read more...

Maureen Perry
Professor and Director

Dr. Maureen Perry is a Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Oral Health at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry. She completed a 3-year hospital residency focused on treating patients with medically complex conditions, behavioral health issues, developmental disabilities, and geriatric patients. Dr. Perry completed her Masters of public administration at Long Island University and recently completed a Read more...

Michael Glick
DMD
Michael Glick, DMD, is Professor, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Dr. Glick has authored more than 300 journal publications, book chapters and editorials, and has edited and co-edited 10 books. He is the recipient of more than six million dollars of grant support for scientific and educational purposes, and served as chair for the Vision 2020, World Dental Federation (FDI), and is presently co-chairing FDI’s Vision 2030.Read more...
Othman Shibly
Director

Dr. Othman Shibly, Clinical Professor, is currently, Director, Post Graduate Program in Periodontics, Coordinator, International Advanced Dental Education Scholar Program and Associate director for the Center for Dental Studies at the School of Dental Medicine at University at Buffalo.

Dr. Shibly’s professional education started at Damascus University in Syria, where he received his DDS degree in 1982.  He then, Read more...

Sonia Groisman
Degree: DSc, PhD, MSc, DDS; Country of origin: Brazil; Country of residence: Brazil; Age: 58; Languages Spoken: English, French, Portuguese; Email: sonia@dentistas.com.br Academic training: 1984: D.D.S., Dental School – Niteroi Federal University, Brazil 1985: Post Graduation Periodontology – State University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1988: Post Graduation Public Oral Health Planning – Lund University, Sweden Read more...
Dr. Steven Perlman
Clinical Professor

Dr. Steven Perlman is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  For the past 40 years, he has devoted much of his private practice as well as his teaching, to the treatment of children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Perlman is a past president of the academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, the Massachusetts Academy of Read more...

Advisory Committee to the Board

Barbie Vartarian
Executive Director, Project Accessible Oral Health
Barbie Vartanian recently took on the leadership role as Executive Director of Project Accessible Oral Health, who’s mission to connect multiple stakeholders from across medical, dental, education, political and public sectors to act as a collective catalyst for action, moving the needle on policy, education and raising much-needed awareness of this crisis. This new initiative will focus on improving the health equity of the more than 57 million disabilities across the nation.Read more...
Lois Cohen
Consultant

Lois K. Cohen, PhD serves as a consultant & Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research since her retirement from U.S. government service in 2006. She is a sociologist whose research and health science administration career included service as the Director of Extramural Research, Associate Director for International Health and Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research and Training, National Institute of Dental & Read more...

Mahesh Verma
Director-Principal

Mahesh Verma graduated with a degree in dentistry (BDS) from the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and secured his master’s degree (MDS) from the same institution, specializing in prosthodontics. He joined the Institute of Dental Sciences of Maulana Azad Medical College and became the Head of the institute in 1995. He also did advanced training in prosthodontics at the State University of New York, Buffalo and earned an MBA from the Faculty of Read more...

Marion Bergman
Medical Director

Marion J. Bergman, MD, graduated in 1974 from the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa, specialized in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at SUNY Downstate (Brooklyn) and Stony Brook and practiced Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care in Patchogue, NY since 1981. Marion served a term as medical staff President of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, and also as its Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services for many years. In Read more...

Mark Wolff
Professor

Dr. Mark S. Wolff is the Morton Amsterdam Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dentistry. Formerly he was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and Associate Dean for Pre-doctoral Clinical Education and Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has designed, developed, and Read more...

Maxine Feinberg
President

Dr. Maxine Feinberg, a Cranford, New Jersey based periodontist, served President-of the American Dental Association from 2014-15. She served for four years as the Fourth District Trustee of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Feinberg graduated from New York University College of Arts and Sciences in 1977 and NYU’s College of Dentistry in 1980. She returned to NYU after her residency in anesthesiology and working as a Read more...

Michael Goldberg
Director

Graduating Magna Cum Laude and elected to OKU from Tufts, Michael took a GPR and then entered Private Practice and Academia in 1977.  He was on Faculty at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Medical Center for 30 years in many positions including Director of the GPR program and Director of the course on Practice Management.

He is a Fellow of the Read more...