Michigan Board of Dentistry

The Michigan Board of Dentistry was originally formed with the enactment of Public Act 122 of 1919 and regulated the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene and authorizing dental assistants.
In 1978, this authority was transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended, and included certification of specialists in the fields of orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and oral pathology.
 
The Michigan Board of Dentistry consists of 19 voting members: 8 dentists, 2 dental specialists, 4 hygienists, 2 registered dental assistants, and 3 public members. The appointments of this board are subject to the advise and consent of the Senate.
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov


Members

William Perrone, East Lansing
Term expires 6/30/19
Represents the General Public

 

Peter Chiaravalli, DeWitt
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Dentists
 
Rita Hale, Munising
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents the General Public
 
Paula Weidig, Fort Gratiot
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Dental Hygienists
 
Timothy Schmakel, Bloomfield Hills
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Dentists with health profession specialty certification
 
Vaijanthi Oza, West Bloomfield 
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Dentists
 
Cheryl Bentley, Grand Rapids
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents Dental Hygienists
 
Mark Johnston, Lansing
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents Dentists
 
Patricia Roels, Caledonia
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents Dentists
 
Kathleen Inman, Croswell
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents Dental Hygienists
 
Joshua Goodrich, Constantine
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents the General Public
 
Lori Barnhart, Lennon
Term expires 6/30/22
Represents Dental Assistants
 
Irene Tseng, Livonia
Term expires 6/30/22
Represents Dentists
 
Grace Curcuru, New Baltimore
Term expires 6/30/22
Represents Dentists with health profession specialty certification and who is a dental school faculty member
 
Martha Morgan, Royal Oak
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Dental Hygienists
 
Hassan Yehia, Dearborn
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Dentists with health profession specialty certification
 
Deborah Brown, Grand Rapids
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Dentists 
 
Kathleen Weber, Ann Arbor
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Dental Assistants
 
Kristi Thomas, Lathrup Village
Term expires 6/30/23
Represents Dentists