Meet Your Ambassadors

AAP Foundation Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers who help to educate their peers about the Foundation’s work and solicit support. They do this through writing letters, speaking at local events, hosing small information sessions, making phone calls, etc. If you are interested in becoming an AAP Foundation Ambassador, please contact Dana Camacho, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Current AAP Foundation Amabssadors:

  • Wayne A Aldredge, DMD
  • Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Monish Bhola, DDS
  • Nabil F Bissada, DDS
  • Barry S Blank, DDS
  • Julio Carrion, DMD, PhD
  • Gail G Childers, DMD
  • John E Crosland, DDS
  • Steven R Daniel, DDS
  • Satheesh Elangovan, DDS, DMSc
  • Owais A Farooqi, DDS, MDS
  • Bryan J Frantz, DMD
  • Praveen Gajendrareddy, DDS, Ph
  • Joanne Gaydos-Daniel, DDS
  • Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, DMD
  • William Giannobile DDS, PhD
  • Larry S Jacobson, DDS
  • Vanchit John, DDS, MSD
  • Susan Karabin, DDS
  • John H Kobs, DDS, MS
  • Paul A Levi Jr, DMD
  • Frank A Maggio, DDS
  • Lisa B Masters, DDS
  • Pamela K McClain, DDS
  • Patricia Miguez, DDS, PhD
  • John D Moriarty, DDS
  • Marc L Nevins, DMD
  • Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS
  • Leena Palomo, DDS
  • Steven J Peiser, DDS
  • Flavia Q Pirih, DDS, PhD, MS
  • Michael P Rethman, DDS
  • Christopher R Richardson DMD, MS
  • Hector F Rios, DDS, PhD
  • S Timothy Rose, DDS, MS
  • Ancy Verdier DMD
  • Hom-Lay Wang, DDS, MS, PhD
  • Bertina C Yuen DMD, MMSc

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Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, DDS, MS, PhD, 2011 Teaching Fellow and 2009 AAPF Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, who recently was appointed Department Chair (DEO) and promoted to Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics.