December 4, 2017

Pensacola, Florida

 

 

The American Association of Women Dentists Installs Dr. Tamara Berg as 2018 President

The American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) recently installed its new officers, including Tamara Berg, of Yukon, Oklahoma, as president of the organization. Dr. Berg has been a leader in organized dentistry for more than 20 years. Previously president-elect, Dr. Berg will serve in this role for one year. The installation of officers took place during the AAWD Annual Meeting, held September 23, 2017, in Amelia Island, Florida.

Officers who were elected during the AAWD Annual Meeting include:

  • Brittany Bergeron, DDS, of Baltimore, Md., as President-Elect;
  • Daphne Ferguson Young, DDS, MSPH, of Nashville, Tenn., as Vice President;
  • Jodie Wing Lee, DMD, of Kansas City, Mo., as Secretary;
  • Tanya Gibson, DDS, of Kansas City, Mo., as Treasurer;
  • Elizabeth Ramos, DDS, MSD, of Indianapolis, Ind., as Editor; and
  • Karyl Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, of Atlanta, Ga., as Immediate Past President.

The AAWD board is responsible for overseeing operations, while maintaining the commitment to the mission of the organization. Founded in 1921, AAWD is the only association that exclusively serves the needs and represents the interests of female dentists.

For more than 96 years, AAWD has supported women in dentistry. Originally a social organization, the association adapted to changing times and member concerns. After World War II, when women dentists forfeited positions held in men’s absence, AAWD guided members toward new goals, and the tradition of mentoring was born. As membership increased, AAWD became a national network for employment opportunities and scientific exchange.

 


 

Dr. Tamara Berg of Yukon, Oklahoma, who was recently installed as 2018 President of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Brittany Bergeron, DDS, of Baltimore, Md., who was recently installed as 2018 President-Elect of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Daphne Ferguson Young, DDS, and MSPH, of Nashville, Tenn., who was recently installed as 2018 Vice President of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Jodie Wing Lee, DMD, of Kansas City, Mo., who was recently installed as 2018 Secretary of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Tanya Gibson, DDS, of Kansas City, Mo., who was recently installed as 2018 Treasurer of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Elizabeth Diaz Ramos, DDS, MSD, of Indianapolis, Ind., who was recently installed as 2018 Editor of the American Association of Women Dentists.


 

Karyl C. Patten, DDS, MPH, JM, of Atlanta, Ga., who was recently installed as 2018 Immediate Past President of the American Association of Women Dentists.