AADC BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Mary Essling, RDH

Profession:  Director of Dental Benefits Programs, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Expertise: Procedural coding, reimbursement  and contractual expertise

Personal Interests: Travel, family and dogs

Location: Chicago, IL

Affiliate Liaison
1st Term 2024

 

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Dr. Michael Goldberg

Profession: Periodontist, private practice for 29 years. Board of Director for Northeast Delta Dental for 12 years.

Expertise: Periodontics and Implants. Knowledgeable in corporate dental insurance policy.

Personal Interests: Family, golf, travel.

Location: Bangor, ME

Associate Liaison

2022

 

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Dr. H. Fred Howard, Parliamentarian

Profession: Private practice of General Dentistry for 37 years, Dental Consultant for Avesis and Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry, University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry.

Expertise:  Claims review

Personal Interests: Travel, Hiking and Photography

Location: Harlan, Kentucky

Parliamentarian

2022

 

Dr. D. Scott Navarro

Profession: DDS, Masters in Health Services Administration, Certified Dental Consultant, Independent contractor Guardian First Commonwealth Dental Plan

Expertise: Dental Program Policy, Benefit Design, Dental Claims and Utilization Review, Liaison with Organized Dentistry

Personal Interests: Theater, Acting, Writing short stories, Reading, Walking, Spectator sports

Location: Oakland, Florida

1st Term 2025

 

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Dr. Clayton O. Pesillo, Editor

Profession: General dental practice for 42 years. Dental advisor/director for Pennsylvania Blue Shield/UCCI for 39 years. 

Expertise: Utilization Review, claims payment policy, benefit design, EBD, network communication, quality assurance. 

Personal Interests: Private pilot, golf, travel 

Location: Harrisburg, PA

Editor 
6th Term 2022

 

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Dr. Terrence Poole

Profession: General Dentistry, Private Practice, Certified Dental Consultant  

Expertise: Comprehensive dentistry, Consulting in areas of Hospital Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Pedodontics, Public Health Dentistry, General Dentistry, Fraud, Waste and Abuse  

Personal Interests: Promoting dental and overall health and wellness. Emphasizing exercise and healthy food choices. Skiing, Running, Cycling, Golf, Travel and Family activities

Location: Residence and Office in Cincinnati, OH, Residence in Phoenix, AZ

2nd Term 2024

 

Dr. Wayne Silverman

Profession: General Dentist, practicing part time; Dominion National Dental Director

Expertise: Utilization Management

Personal Interests: Golf; Reading, Travel

Location: Hanover, PA

Term 2025
 

 

Dr. Madeline Anderson Thomas

Profession: Dental Director 

Expertise: Quality Management, Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Complaint Resolution, Clinical Policy

Personal Interests: Family, Community Involvement, Reading, Travel

Location: Cedar Hill, TX

1st Term 2023

 

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Dr. Randi S. Tillman

Profession: Chief Dental Officer, 2nd Vice President, Guardian

Expertise: Clinical policy, fraud waste and abuse identification and investigation; dentist consultant training; dental product and plan design; thought leadership; promoting knowledge of the importance of oral health to overall health

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and grandchildren; travel and reading.

Location: Boston, MA

1st Term 2023

 

Dr. Linda Vidone

Profession: Vice President of Clinical Management at Delta Dental of MA and Dental Director at DentaQuest.  Part time private practice as a Periodontist

Expertise: Claim Review, Fraud and Abuse, Quality Improvement Programs and Dental Implants

Personal  Interests: Travel, movies and sports

Location: Boston, MA

2nd Term 2024

 

Ellen Kessler

Profession: Executive Director

Expertise: Association Management

Location: St. Louis, MO