Examination Committee

The Examination Committee (EC) was formed to insure that our examinations test the Candidates' in-depth knowledge of the specialty of pediatric dentistry. 

Committee member assignments are based on individual preference and/or the needs of the Examination Committee.

Depending on the committee assignment, members develop items for the Qualifying Examination or the Renewal of Certification examination, assist in the development of vignettes for the Oral Clinical Examination, or the Continuous Quality Improvement modules for the Renewal of Certification Process.

Committee members are eligible to serve as examiners for the Oral Clinical Examination, if needed and invited.

2021 Examination Committee Member Criteria:

A Diplomate shall meet the following criteria to be considered for a committee member appointment of the Examination Committee (EC):

Appointments are a 1-year term and may be extended annually to a maximum of five years. Reappointments are based on performance and the needs of the Examination Committee.  After a Diplomate has served a five-year term on the Examination Committee and wish to serve again, they can reapply following a 12-month hiatus.

Committee members must participate in the Examination Committee Workshop scheduled in February 2021.  Committee members will also be required to participate in the Renewal of Certification Process, if not already enrolled.

2021 Examination Committee Application:

The application will be open June 15-August 1, 2020.  To apply, please login to your ABPD profile and click on the EC Online Application link located in the top-left menu.  A​n application, including completed reference forms, must be submitted by August 1, 2020.  If your application and completed reference forms are not received by the deadline, your application will not be considered.  Please contact info@abpd.org or 615-432-0082, with any questions.

2020 Examination Committee (EC)

Examination Committee Chair: 
Leila Younger, Barrington, IL

Qualifying Examination Committee:   
Board Liaison: Greg Olson, Houston, TX
Chair: Anupama Tate, Washington DC
Vice Chair: Rochelle "Shelley" Lindemeyer, Philadelphia, PA

Oral Clinical Examination Committee:  
Board Liaisons: Dorothy Pang, San Francisco, CA
Chair: ​Steven Rayes, Lyme Center, NH

Renewal of Certification Process Committee:  
Board Liaison: Marcio Guelmann, Gainesville, FL
Chair: Andrea Gonzales, Flower Mound, TX
Vice Chair: Nancy Rajchel, Mechanicsburg, PA

Examination Committee (EC) Members

  • Shreekrishna Akilesh - Phoenix, AZ
  • Mira Albert, Hinsdale, IL
  • Alexander Alcaraz - Sierra Madre, CA
  • Mark Boone - Virginia Beach, VA
  • James Boynton - Belleville, MI 
  • Ann Bynum - Simpsonville, SC
  • Jorge Caceda - Monroe Twp, NJ
  • Erica Caffrey - Kensington, MD
  • Glenn Canares - Baltimore, MD
  • Neeta Chandwani - Lexington, MA
  • Willie Chao - FPO, AP
  • Judith Chin - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • David Ciesla - Greenwood, AR
  • Richard Cohen - Niles, MI
  • James Coll - York, PA
  • Brian Collins - Middlebury, VT
  • Matthew Cooke - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Yasmi Crystal - Bound Brook, NJ
  • Jennifer Criss, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Yasmi Crystal - Bound Brook, NJ
  • Jennifer Cully, Cincinnati, OH
  • Vineet Dhar - Ellicott City, MD
  • Hani Eid - Longview, WA
  • Roopa Gandhi - Aurora, CO
  • Matthew Geneser - Iowa City, IA
  • Andrea Gonzales - Flower Mound, TX 
  • Elizabeth Gosnell - Cincinnati, OH
  • Kim Hammersmith - Columbus, OH
  • Jennifer Hargleroad - Fort Collins, CO
  • Colleen Helder - Mickleton, NJ
  • Sharon Hill - Dallas, TX
  • Cynthia Hipp - Charleston, SC
  • Brian Hodgson - Milwaukee, WI
  • Craig Hollander - Saint Louis, MO
  • Janice Jackson - Birmingham, AL
  • Bina Katechia - Glastonbury, CT
  • Kavita Kohli - Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Reena Kuba - Irving, TX
  • Flavia Lamberghini - Chicago, IL
  • Jacob Lee - San Clemente, CA
  • Jean Lewis - Fruitland, MD
  • Rochelle Lindemeyer - Philadelphia, PA 
  • Sally Sue Lombardi - Issaquah, WA
  • Cheen Loo - B​oston, MA
  • Tad Mabry - Iowa City, IA
  • Jennifer MacLellan - Halifax, NS
  • Manav Malik - Sarasota, FL
  • Alton McWhorter - Dallas, TX
  • Madhu Mohan - Warren, NJ
  • Brent Moody - Oklahoma City, OK
  • Robert Nieders - Lexington, SC
  • Scott Nieman - Westerville, OH
  • Elizabeth Palmer - Lake Oswego, OR
  • Mitali Patel - Arlington, VA
  • Harold Pincus - Potomac, MD
  • Janell Plocheck - Fort Worth, TX
  • Danna Radcliff - Bastrop, TX
  • Nancy Rajchel - Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Steven Rayes - Lyme Center, NH
  • Hans Reinemer - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jeffrey Rhodes - Rogers, AR
  • Priyanshi Ritwik - Metairie, LA
  • Michael Roseff - Wellington, FL
  • Sarita Shah John - Irving, TX
  • Daniela Silva - Los Angeles, CA
  • Shera Sims - Harrisonville, MO
  • Toddrick Smith - Germantown, TN
  • David Stanley - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Lisa Stanley - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Thomas ​Stark - APO, AE
  • Deborah Studen-Pavlovich - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Leslie Tanimura - Lafayette, CA
  • Anu Tate - Washington, DC
  • Adesegun Tewogbade - Stone Mountain, GA
  • Janice Townsend - Columbus, OH
  • Joseph Tylka - Long Grove, IL
  • Viviene Valdez - Concord, CA
  • Kaaren Vargas - North Liberty, IA
  • Mitzi Wasden - Cottonwood, AZ
  • Martha Wells - Memphis, TN
  • Whitney Wignall - Portland, ME
  • Karen Yee-Lo - Lakewood, WA