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Meet Our Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors of Penn Dental Medicine provides volunteer leadership and maintains as its standing charge to embrace the overall mission of the School to be the preeminent leader in dental education. The board acts as an advisory resource for the Dean on matters of policy, direction, practice, and effectiveness, while stewarding the historic missions of both the School and the University. It supports the continuous achievement of excellence in matters of curricular development, clinical work, research, admissions, infrastructure, alumni relations, and public relations.

William W. M. Cheung, D’81, GD’82, Chair

Dr. Cheung, a 1981 DMD and 1982 Certificate of General Practice Residency graduate of Penn Dental Medicine, is our Board Chair and an Emeritus Trustee of the University. Living and practicing in his native Hong Kong where he heads a multi-specialty dental practice, Dr. Cheung is a leader in continuing education program development throughout Hong Kong and beyond. He serves as a member of the Hong Kong Dental Association Professional Education Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the FDI World Dental Federation. The Geneva-based FDI is a conglomeration of nearly 200 dental associations worldwide with the mission to improve the oral health of people worldwide. In addition, Dr. Cheung is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Dentistry International, International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He was the recipient of Alumni Award of Merits of both the School of Dental Medicine in 2011 and the University in 2019.

Hong Kong SAR, China

Nancy Baker, Esq

Nancy L. Baker, ESQ is an attorney, practicing in Rochester, NY. She earned her law degree at State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Nancy’s father, Robert Baker Senior, was also a longtime Overseer at Penn Dental Medicine.

Rochester, NY

Stanley M. Bergman

Stanley M. Bergman is the CEO of Henry Schein Inc., the largest global supplier of dental products. Stanley credits Wharton Graduate, Edward Shils (W36, G37, GR40, L86, GL90, GRL97), with being his mentor in business. Henry Schein has been a longtime partner, advocate, and friend to Penn Dental Medicine. Key initiatives supported by Henry Schein have included the Shils Atrium in the Schattner Center, the Shils Boardroom, Henry Schein Cares Clinic, Diversity Scholarship funding,  and the Care Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Melville, NY

Sidney Bresler, Esq

Sidney Bresler is a lawyer, investor, and real estate developer. He currently serves as the President of the Robert Schattner Foundation, which has funded numerous projects at Penn Dental Medicine, including the Schattner Clinic and Schattner Pavilion.

Rockville, MD


Dirk Brunner, MSC, MBA

Dirk Brunner, President of Zeiss Microsurgery, leads the Carl Zeiss Meditec Division, providing visualization and treatment solutions that enable minimally invasive surgery, primarily for Neuro, Spine, ENT, Dental,  and Radiation Oncology applications. Prior to beginning his current role in 2019, he was the Senior VP for the microsurgery Division and prior the Co-Head of Carl Zeiss Meditec’s U.S. Sales & Service Organization.

Oberkochen, Germany

Julie Charlestein

Julie Charlestein is the fourth generation leader at Premier Dental Products Company, which was started in 1913 by her great-grandfather, Julius Charlestein. Julie currently serves as President. A native of Philadelphia, Julie graduated from Emory University with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Judaic Language and Literature, and attended Temple University for her graduate degree in Business. In her role as President of Premier, Julie was voted one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry by Dental Products Report.

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Joanne Chouinard-Luth, D’79

Dr. Joanne Chouinard-Luth, 1970 graduate of Penn Dental Medicine, is a former practicing dentist and nutritional consultant. She is currently writing a book on nutrition. Dr. Chouinard-Luth completed two master’s degrees (one in health, one in nutrition) following her time at Penn Dental Medicine. She is interested in supporting expansion of nutrition education/outreach in the dental school curriculum.

Chatham, NJ

Richard Copell, D’80

Dr. Richard Copell, a 1980 graduate of Penn Dental Medicine, is the Development Committee Co-Chair. He lives on Long Island and has multiple offices under the company name of Albee Dental on the island and in the city. Additionally, he is President of Jarmco Realty Co.

Brooklyn, NY


Teresa Dolan, DDS, MPH

Dr. Teresa Dolan is Vice President and Chief Dental Officer for Dentsply Sirona, an oral health products manufacturer. She is Dean Emeritus of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Her academic focus has been on geriatric dentistry, access to care and oral health promotion for older populations.

York, PA

Matthew J. Doyle, PhD

Dr. Matthew J. Doyle is the VP of Global Research for Procter & Gamble. Dr. Doyle has been a member of the Schoenleber Research Award committee voting on significant collaborative research efforts at Penn Dental Medicine

Mason, OH


C. Mitchell Goldman, WG’75

Mitchell Goldman is CEO of Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a dental support organization. The company contracts with dental practices to provide business management and non-clinical operations support. He also hosts a regular radio show on the business of healthcare on Business Radio Powered by Wharton, Sirius XM. He received his undergraduate degree from Temple and is a professor of healthcare finance at Drexel’s law school.

Plymouth Meeting, PA

Patrik Eriksson

Patrik Eriksson is President of Nobel Biocare, SVP Envista Holdings Corp, a group of dental companies under Danaher. He was formerly the President of Kavo-Kerr, and Ormco.

Orange, CA


Steven W. Kess

Steven W. Kess serves as Vice President of Global Professional Relations of Henry Schein, Inc. He is also co-founder of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program and serves as the Founding President of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation. Mr. Kess is presently President of the Santa Fe Group (SFG), a nonprofit think tank dedicated to improving oral health for the public and has served on the boards of the American Dental Association Foundation, Oral Health America, the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance, Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.

New York, NY

Anne Klamar, MD

Dr. Anne Klamar is the Chairman of the Board of Midmark Corporation, a leading manufacturer of medical, dental, and veterinary solutions headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. She holds an MD from Ohio State University.

Dayton, OH


Anne Koch, D’77, GD’93

Dr. Anne Koch began her dental career in the military, serving in the Far East and U.S. as a prosthodontist. She then returned to Penn Dental Medicine to pursue her Endodontic career. She was the founding director of the post graduate endodontics program at Harvard Dental School. Dr. Koch is President and CEO of Koch Consulting and presents at conferences globally.

West Palm Beach, FL

Madeline Monaco, PhD, MS, Med

Dr. Madeline Monaco is the President of Monaco Consulting LLC. She is the former Senior Director of Global Scientific and Professional Affairs with Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide.

Asbury Park, NJ


Haruo Morita

Haruo Morita is currently the President of J. Morita Corporation, one of the world’s largest dental manufacturers and distributors of dental equipment and supplies with its world headquarters in Osaka, Japan, and other divisions around the world. Haruo also serves as President of J. Morita Europe GmbH, Morita Dental Asia PTE, Ltd., Siamdent Co., Ltd., System Planning Corporation – all divisions of J. Morita Corporation. In addition, he is Chairman of J. Morita Mfg. Corporation, J. Morita Tokyo Mfg. Corporation, and J. Morita USA, Inc. Active in leadership roles within professionals and trade associations, he presently serves as Chairman of the Japan Dental Computer Association and the Japan Dental Industry Council among many others.

Osaka, Japan

Vincent Mosimann

Vincent Mosimann is the President and Chairman of the Board of Bien-Air Holding SA, a privately held medical instrument manufacturer based in Bienne, Switzerland. His company has grown to be a worldwide leader in the design and development of specialized dental and microsurgical instruments and is known for the efficiency and quality of its products. He is trained as a mechanical engineer with specialization in biomedical and micro mechanics and has attended several engineering schools in the Jura Region of Switzerland.

Bien, Switzerland

Joan O’Shea, MD

Dr. Joan O’Shea is the founder and president of the Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey, the first outpatient ambulatory spine surgical center in the region. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University and an M.D. from the Status University of New York. Dr. O’Shea is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in orthopedic spine surgery and specializes in treating spinal disorders.

Mt. Laurel, NJ

Daniel Perkins

Daniel Perkins is President & CEO of AEGIS Communications, LLC. AEGIS is one of the largest oral health publishing outlets in the U.S. He has served as a liaison between corporate groups and academic leaders at the nation’s dental schools. Mr. Perkins has served on many dental-related boards, including the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Hadassah University School of Dental Medicine (Israel), The Dental Trade Alliance, and the Corporate Councils of the National & Hispanic Dental Association.

Newtown, PA

Lewis E. Proffitt, D’73, WG’80

Dr. Lewis Profitt is a Penn Dental Medicine DMD and Wharton graduate. He recently retired and lives part time in NJ and part time in Florida. Dr. Proffitt has been a member of the Schoenleber Research Award Committee voting on significant collaborative research efforts at Penn Dental Medicine.

Kissimmee, FL


Garry Rayant, BDS, DDS, LDSRCS, GD’77

Dr. Garry Rayant is a dental specialist in periodontics & implant dentistry, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the editor-in-chief emeritus and was co-founder and partner in Dear Doctor Magazine, Inc, a print and on-line national consumer healthcare magazine. Dr. Rayant is a graduate of the London Hospital Medical College Dental School (1972) and holds a master’s degree in behavioral science (1975) and is a graduate of Penn Dental Medicine’s postdoctoral periodontal program (1977). He has interest and expertise in oral epidemiology & dental public health.

San Francisco, CA

Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD

Dr. Maria Ryan is Vice President and Chief Dental Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Co. She is a 1989 graduate of Stony Brook Dental School, with a PhD from the same institution in Oral Pathology and Pathology. Dr. Ryan is a recognized authority on the connections between oral and systemic health, including the need for early detection of periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Piscataway, NJ

Tony Saito, DMD, D’95

Dr. Tony Saito is a 1995 graduate of Penn Dental Medicine. He owns a private dental practice specializing in pediatric dentistry in West Boylston, MA. He has served as president of the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been a volunteer for the Penn Alumni Interview program and has served as a career mentor for predental and current Penn Dental Medicine DMD students and residents

West Boylston, MA

Ken Serota

Ken Serota is the operating partner at Paragon Biosciences, an early stage creator of life science companies focusing on artificial intelligence, cell and gene therapy, synthetic biology and biopharmaceuticals. Formerly he was president of HuFriedyGroup, the dental arm of Cantel Medical Corporation. Mr. Serota became affiliated with Cantel through the acquisition of Hu-Friedy in 2019, where he had served as president since 2011. He has held various executive-level and board of director positions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, business process optimization, and overall financial management. Mr. Serota earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. As a member of the Board of Advisors, Mr. Serota is interested in working with Penn Dental Medicine to explore dental bioengineering and innovation.

Chicago, IL

Alfred L. Spencer, Jr.

Alfred L. Spencer Jr. is the former Master Facilitator of Production Systems for the DuPont Company, working on efforts to implement world-class productivity and continuous improvement processes across the North American Manufacturing and the Global Safety, Health and Environmental Organizations. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and an Executive MBA from the University of Delaware.

Bear, DE

David Tai-Man Shen, D’79, GD’81

Dr. David Shen lives and works in San Francisco as an orthodontist. He currently has nine offices in the region. David is the Co-Chair for the Power of Penn Dental Medicine Campaign.

San Francisco, CA


David S. Tarica, D’83

Dr. David S. Tarica lives and works in New York. He has six dental offices in New York City and is the Development Committee Co-Chair.

New York, NY


Larry Turner, Esq

Larry Turner is a partner at Morgan Lewis, one of the largest law firms in the world, where he co-leads the firm’s Labor and Employment practice section and is co-chair of the firm’s diversity committee. At Penn Dental Medicine, he created a diversity scholarship and has been participating on the diversity committee of the school. He has also served on the Penn Dental Dean’s Council.

Philadelphia, PA

Robert Zou, WG’94

Robert Zou lives in Beijing. He is the Founder and President of Arrail Group, consisting of 110 dental offices throughout China. Robert is a Wharton Grad and as such is also the Chair for the Beijing-based Penn Wharton China Center.

Beijing, China

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