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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to Board of Dentistry

Friday, May 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Board of Dentistry.

The 19-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing and regulating the practice of more than 7,800 dentists, 10,100 dental hygienists and 1,400 dental assistants.

"These individuals bring decades of experience to this board," Snyder said. "I am confident they will do good work to help ensure improved quality of oral health services for all Michiganders."

William Maher, of Troy, serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University and is retired from Endodontic PC. He operated a retail pharmacy and practiced hospital pharmacy before turning to private dentist practice. He served as a teaching consultant at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Maher earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and both a doctorate and master’s degree in endodontics from the University of Detroit. He represents dentists and replaces Craig Spencer.

William Perrone, of East Lansing, is the office managing member for the Lansing office of Dykema Gossett PLLC and has also served as assistant attorney general. Perrone earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University. He represents the general public and replaces Donna Hondorp.

Daniel Briskie, of Grand Blanc, is owner and a pediatric dentist at Arnold Tracht and Daniel Briskie DDS PC. He served as the department head of Mott Children’s Health Center and an adjunct clinical professor in the department of orthodontics and pediatric dentistry at the University of Michigan. He also serves on the Access to Care Committee of the Genesee District Dental Society. Briskie earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate from the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He continues to represent dentists with health profession specialty certification.

Sandra Franklin, of St. Clair Shores, retired as a dental hygienist at Periodontal Specialties. She is an examiner on the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB) and a member of the Dental Programs of Port Huron advisory board. Franklin earned a dental hygiene certificate from the University of Detroit. She continues to represent dental hygienists.

Kerry Kaysserian, of Traverse City, is a founding partner of Access Dental Group PLLC, where he has worked for more than 30 years and is the owner of Access Dental-East Jordan PC. He is a NERB examiner and an adjunct lecturer for the community outreach program for the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Kaysserian earned a business degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He continues to represent dentists.

Carol Stamm, of Howell, is clinic coordinator for the Restorative Research Clinic at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where she oversees research projects for faculty and graduate students. Stamm earned a certificate of dental assisting from Washtenaw Community College. She continues to represent dental assistants.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.