2016-2017 Continuing Education Committee
Each year, the Continuing Education Committee meets in Chicago to plan the program for the Insight Track meeting. The CEC reviews feedback and suggestions from past meeting attendees to begin developing the various courses, all centered around one main topic or theme.
Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, D.D.S.
ADA CERP Representative 2013-2017
CEC Chair 2016-2017
Dr. Timothy Kirkpatrick currently serves as the program director for the Keesler Medical Center endodontics residency, and as military consultant to the Air Force surgeon general for endodontics. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1985, D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in 1989, advanced education in general dentistry certificate from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1990 and certificate in endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center in 2000. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2004. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists and is a Director of the American Board of Endodontics.
Jeffrey S. Albert, D.M.D.
Member 2016 - 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Albert practices clinical endodontics in West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan in 1996, DMD from Nova Southeastern University in 2004 and certificate in endodontics from NYU in 2012. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a recent recipient of the AAE Spirit of Service Award. He is Vice President of the Central Palm Beach Dental Association and recently completed a 3-year term with the AAE Public and Professional Relations Committee. He prides himself on giving back to the community and providing excellent patient care.
Brian D. Barsness, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Brian Barsness received his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 2004 and his certificate of residency in endodontics and M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Prior to specializing in endodontics, Dr. Barsness completed a General Practice Residency program at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Minneapolis in 2005, and maintained a private practice in general dentistry for seven years. He joined the University of Minnesota faculty in May 2014 and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in the Twin Cities.
Daniel Bartling, D.D.S.
Resident 2016 - 2017
Daniel Bartling is a second-year Endodontic resident at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He did a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida after completing his formal dental training at West Virginia University graduating in 2014. Daniel is currently working on a research project looking at prevention of tooth discoloration as it relates to Regenerative Endodontics. He also helps plan events for the Endodontic Department such as golf outings and cooking parties. In his free time Daniel plays Ultimate Frisbee in tournaments across the country and skis double black diamonds all throughout the Rockies. After graduation he plans to follow his wife to Richmond, Virginia where she has recently been accepted in the Endodontic Residency Program at VCU.
Steven E. Fegan, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Steven Fegan received a B.S. in biological sciences from Wayne State University in 1984. In 1988 he completed his D.D.S. at the University of Detroit. He finished his M.S. degree and Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Detroit in 1991. For three years following his endodontic residency, he was a part-time preclinical instructor in endodontics. He has been the past chairman of the Macomb Dental Society Young Professionals, past president of the Thumb District Dental Society, past chairman of the Michigan Dental Asssociation’s public relations committee, the immediate past president of the Michigan Association of Endodontists, and currently is a representative to the Council of Michigan Dental Specialties. Since 1991, Dr. Fegan has practiced full-time with Bluewater Endodontics/Michigan Endodontics in Port Huron and Warren, Michigan.
Darlene R. Hachmeister D.M.D.
Dr. Darlene Hachmeister received her D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1994. She served in the United States Air Force from 1994 to 2003, receiving an advanced education in general dentistry certificate at Bolling Air Force Base in 1995 and a specialty Certificate in Endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center in 2001. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2005. She maintains a private practice and serves as a reviewer for the scientific advisory board for the Journal of Endodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Florida Association of Endodontists and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics.
L. Keith Hildebrand, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Keith Hildebrand presently serves as Interim Chairman of Endodontics at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He received his dental hygiene degree in 1975 from West Virginia Institution of Technology, his D.D.S. from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1980 and his Master of Science in Endodontics in 1984 from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Dr Hildebrand was in specialty private practice of endodontics for thirty years in Huntington, WV until he was recruited to academics in Sept. 2014. He is currently a member of good standing in the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontist, the American College of Dentist, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the West Virginia Dental Association.
Umadevi P. Nair, B.D.S., D.M.D., M.D.S.
Dr. Umadevi P. Nair received her D.M.D. degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her master's degree in India and Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Pittsburgh. She joined University of Florida’s College of Dentistry as a faculty member in endodontics in 2005 and is currently the director of predoctoral endodontics there. Her research interests include pathogenesis and 3-D imaging of vertical root fractures and the applications of CBCT in endodontics.
Rebeca Weisleder Urow, D.D.S.
Dr. Rebeca Weisleder Urow graduated dental school from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. After graduation, she did a preceptorship in endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. When she returned to Mexico City, she worked in private practice and became a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and and the Universidad Tecnológica de México, teaching endodontics to undergraduates and graduate students. She obtained her Certificate in Endodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also taught at the undergraduate clinic. She has lectured nationally and internationally. Presently, she is an associate professor at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Maria C. Maranga, D.D.S.
Board Liaison 2014-2016
Dr. Maria Maranga received her D.D.S. from New York University in 1988 and her specialty Certificate in Endodontics in 1991. She has served as consultant to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and several general practice residency hospital programs, as well as on faculty at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine. She is the immediate past president of the New York State Association of Endodontists, past president of the Suffolk County Dental Society, immediate past chair of the New York State Dental Association Membership Council, member of the American Dental Association Council on Membership and district director for the AAE. She is a graduate of the ADA’s Institute for Diversity in Leadership. Most notably, she is the co-founder of Scrubs & Stilettos, a woment’s dental conference, and she was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Business Women on Long Island.”