Our Team


Karlynn Sievers, MD

Smiles for Life Editor
Associate Program Director, Department of Family Medicine, St Mary's Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, CO
melinda clark

Melinda Clark, MD

Smiles for Life Associate Editor
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
alan douglass

Alan B. Douglass, MD

Editor Emeritus
Family Medicine Residency Program, Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT, Professor, Univ. of Connecticut School of Medicine

Russell Maier, MD

STFM Group Co-Chair, Director, Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, Yakima, WA, Clinical Professor, Univ of Washington School of Medicine

Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C

Completion Program, Assistant Clinical Professor, Pace University - NYC Campus-PA Program, Assessment Specialist, Physician Assistant Education Association

Rocio B Quinonez, DMD, MS, MPH

Associate Professor, Depts. of Pediatric Dentistry and Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Jennifer L Brame, RDH, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program, Dept. of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Mark Deutchman, MD

Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, Univ of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Michelle Dalal, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Pediatrician, Reliant Medical Group, Milford, MA

Lisa Emily Simon, DMD

Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Medical Student, Class of 2020, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
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A. Stevens Wrightson, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Bluegrass Community Health Center, Lexington, KY, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Maria Dolce (edit)

Maria C Dolce, PhD, RN, CNE

Professor & Director, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA

Ryan T Palmer, EdD

Assistant Dean, Educational Evaluation and Development, American University of the Caribbean

Mirela Bruza, MS, PA-C

PA, Hunterdon Family Medicine - Your Doctors Care; Adjunct, Seton Hall University PA Program, New Jersey

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH

Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health, Univ of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Lyrad Riley, MD, MPH

Faculty, St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency Program, Grand Junction, CO

Stephanie Gill, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine Hershey, PA
wanda gonsalves

Wanda Gonsalves, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Past Contributors

joanna douglass

Joanna M Douglass, BDS, DDS

Associate Professor Division of Pediatric Dentistry Univ of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine Farmington, CT
jim tysinger

James Tysinger, PhD

Professor Dept. of Family and Community Medicine Univ of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Jonathan Bowser, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor Dept. of Pediatrics Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine Denver, CO

Nancy B. Hart, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science Nashville Campus Harvard Medical School Boston, MA