Our Organization

Our Organization2020-11-18T15:45:25-08:00

Strategic Plan

2018-2022 SDDS Strategic Plan

Leadership Nominating Form

Nominating Form

Committee Sign up Form

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Board Reports

2020 Board Reports

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Executive Committee

  • PRESIDENT: Carl Hillendahl, DDS
  • SECRETARY: Wesley Yee, DDS

Board Members

  • Sacramento: Jagdev Heir, MD, DMD, FACS
  • El Dorado: Craig Alpha, DDS
  • Placer: Hana Rashid, DDS
  • Amador: Kevin Keating, DDS, MS
  • Sacramento: Lisa Dobak, DDS
  • Yolo: Brock Hinton, DDS

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Executive Director: Cathy Levering
  • Nugget Editor-in-Chief: Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS
  • Trustee: Adrian Carrington, DDS
  • Trustee: Wallace Bellamy, DMD

Delegates to the CDA House

  • Bryan Judd, DDS
  • Volki Felahy, DDS
  • Carl Hillendahl, DDS
  • Wesley Yee, DDS
  • Stephanie Sandretti, DDS
  • Hana Rashid, DDS
  • Viren Patel, DDS
  • Morton Rosenberg, DDS

Standing Committees

        • CPR Committee – Committee Chair: Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS

      Purpose of the committee is to train members to be instructors to teach CPR courses for SDDS members; 1 calibration and 2 courses/year

    • Nominating/Leadership Development Committee – Committee Chair: Bryan Judd, DDS

Purpose is to develop leaders, nominate for positions in SDDS, Foundation and CDA; 3-4 meetings/year

  • Peer Review Committee – Committee Chair: Cherag Sarkari, DDS


Provides oversight, clinical review of peer review complaints of both patient and member doctor; forwards recommendations to CDA; 4-6 meetings/year, as needed

Task Forces

    • Member Benefits and Services – Committee Chair: Chirag Vaid, DDS
    • Ethics Task Force – Committee Chair: Nancy Archibald, DDS
    • Oral Health Initiatives – Committee Chair: Kim Wallace, DDS

Committee members serve on the various County strategic planning and implementation advisory committees – this is going to be a GREAT committee in 2019!

Advisory Committees

    • Amalgam Advisory – Committee Chairs: Viren Patel, DDS and Wai Chan, DDS
    • Budget and Finance Advisory – Committee Chair: Volki Felahy, DDS
    • Bylaws Advisory – Committee Chair: Bryan Judd, DDS
    • Continuing Education Advisory – Committee Chairs: Charles Smurthwaite, DDS and Eric Grove, DDS

Reviews options and suggestions for programs, speakers, Midwinter, Lunch and Learns, CE days/events, and Business Forums; 2 meetings/year

  • Legislative Advisory – Committee Chair: Amardeep Bains, DMD, BDS


Monitors legislative activity, provides advocacy and information; meetings as needed

  • Mass Disaster / Forensics Advisory – Committee Chair: Mark Porco, DDS


Provides training to members for disaster identification; members must agree to mobilize if a disaster occurs; 2 meetings/year

  • New Dental School Advisory – Committee Chair: Kevin Keating, DDS, MS


A resource committee for faculty, advisors, curriculum and support for California North State Dental School

  • Nugget Editorial Advisory – Committee Chair: Ash Vasanthan, DDS, MS


Committee members serve as the guest editors for Nugget topics and issues (must be able to write and/or know people who do!); 3 meetings/year

  • Strategic Planning Advisory – Committee Chairs: Volki Felahy, DDS and Wes Yee, DDS


Special Event / Other Committees

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