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.
Jeffrey S. Albert, D.M.D., CEC Chair
Member 2016 – 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Albert practices clinical endodontics in West Palm Beach, Fla. 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 three-year term with the AAE Public and Professional Relations Committee. He prides himself on giving back to the community and providing excellent patient care.
Anita Aminoshariae, D.D.S., M.S.
Member 2018 – 2021
Dr. Anita Aminoshariae is a professor (with tenure) and director of the Predoctoral Endodontics at Case Western Reserve University. She obtained her endodontic training, certificate and masters from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. She also worked as a contract dentist for the U.S. Navy. She became a Diplomate in 2005. Dr. Aminoshariae has served as a member of the AAE’s Board of Directors; president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society; delegate of the Ohio Dental Association; a member of National Board Endodontics Test Construction Committee for Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations; chair of the ADEA Endodontic Section; and a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards for the Journal of Endodontics and Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Aminoshariae has published numerous articles in the field of endodontics and evidence-based dentistry.
Daniel Bartling, D.D.S.
Member 2017 – 2020
Dr. Daniel Bartling is a second-year endodontic resident at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., 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 Dr. Bartling plays Ultimate Frisbee in tournaments across the country and skis double black diamonds throughout the Rockies. After graduation, he plans to follow his wife to Richmond, Va., where she has recently been accepted into the Endodontic Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sonia Chopra, D.D.S.
Member 2017 – 2021
Dr. Sonia Chopra was born and raised in Upstate New York. She studied anthropology at the University of Buffalo. She then went on to complete dental school at the University of Maryland and graduated in 2003. In order to live at least one year of her life in New York City, she committed to a GPR program at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. She loved it so much, she practiced general dentistry in the Big Apple for two years upon completion of this program. It was during these two years that she realized she wanted to learn more and “be really good at one thing.” Dr. Chopra decided to continue her education and completed an endodontic residency at Nova Southeastern University in 2008. She became a Diplomate in 2014.
Callee Cosby Clark, D.D.S.
Member 2018 – 2021
Dr. Callee Cosby Clark is a private practice endodontist in Grand Junction, Colo. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry, and minors in anthropology and sociology. Dr. Clark received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She was accepted to the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, where she earned a Top 10 award for her Oral Research Presentation at the Annual Session. Upon completion of her certificate of training, Dr. Clark opened a private practice in her hometown of Columbus, Miss. She then earned her Diplomate status.
Peter Ham, D.D.S.
Resident 2018 – 2019
Dr. Peter Ham is currently a second-year endodontic resident at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He received his bachelor's degree from Whitman College in 2004, D.D.S. from NYU College of Dentistry in 2011 and completed his AEGD program in Norfolk in 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy as a dental officer from 2011-2017. During this time, he was assigned to Norfolk Branch Dental Clinic from 2011-2012, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) from 2012-2014, and U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, from 2014-2017. His interests include landscape and wildlife photography, playing the guitar, motorcycles and boxing.
L. Keith Hildebrand, D.D.S., M.S.
Member 2016 – 2019
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 30 years in Huntington, W.V., until he was recruited to academics in September 2014. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the West Virginia Dental Association.
Karl Keiser, D.D.S.
ADA CERP Representative 2017 – 2020
Dr. Karl Keiser has divided his dental career into three roughly equal segments: as a general dentist for 12 years, a full-time endodontic educator for 12 years, and a private practicing endodontist for the past 10 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a past director and Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, D.D.S.
Member 2013 – 2020
Dr. Timothy C. Kirkpatrick is a Professor in the Department of Endodontics at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where he also is the Program Director of the Endodontics Residency. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University (1985), D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School (1989), Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from the University of Florida in Gainesville (1990) and certificate in Endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center (2000). He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2004 and is currently a Director of the American Board of Endodontics, currently serving as Secretary
Kathy McNally, D.D.S.
Member 2018 – 2021
Dr. Kathy McNally is a graduate of the University of Maryland and served in the U.S. Army for 24 years where she was appointed the assistant director for the Army Endodontic Postgraduate Program in Fort Gordon Georgia from 2007-2011 and the Navy’s Endodontic Postgraduate Program in Bethesda, Maryland from 2011 to 2016 when she retired. She is a Diplomate (2008) and earned both her B.S. (1982) and D.D.S. (1992) degrees from the University of Maryland. She went on to earn her AEGD Certificate at the U.S. Army base in Fort Jackson, S.C., in 1993, before completing her endodontic residency at Maryland from 1999-2001.
Daniel J. Pierre, D.D.S., M.S.
Board Liaison 2018 – 2019
Dr. Daniel Pierre is a District VII Director representing California. Dr. Pierre has been in private practice in Monterey, Calif., since 2008. He received his D.D.S. from Marquette School of Dentistry and his M.S. from the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Pierre is a past president of the Monterey Bay Dental Society and is active in the California State Association of Endodontists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association.
The AAE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, a recognized provider in California (#2030), Florida (#PP0049). Programs of the AAE (#214682) are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The AAE designates this activity for up to 10.75 continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ada.org/cerp.
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