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

SFL Co-Founder and Editor Emeritus
Professor of Family Medicine University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Russell Maier, MD

Smiles for Life Co-Founder
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Professor of Family Medicine, Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, WA

Denise Rizzolo, PhD, MPH, PA-C

Director of Research and Publication, Managing Editor of JPAE, PA 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, EdD, MS, RDH

Clinical Professor and Director of the Graduate Dental Hygiene Education Program, Division of Comprehensive Oral Health, Adams School of Dentistry, Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 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, MD, DMD

Member of the Faculty, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Wrightson photo

A. Stevens Wrightson, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Bluegrass Community Health Center, Lexington, 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-Augatis, MS, PA-C

Research Scientist at NCCPA, Clinical Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University PA Program, Family Medicine PA at Hunderton Family Medicine - YDC
wanda gonsalves

Wanda Gonsalves, MD

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

Lyrad Riley, MD, MPH

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

Hugh Silk, MD, MPH

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

Emily Cooper, MD, RDH

Resident Providence Family Medicine Residency Spokane, WA

Stephanie Gill, MD, MPH

Associate Progam Director, Regional Family Medicine Program, The Wright Center for Community Health & The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Wilkes-Barre, PA

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