ADEA Policy and Research Advisory Committee

The ADEA Policy and Research Advisory Committee (ADEA PRAC) provides insight and perspective to ADEA on current and emerging issues in dental education. This insight helps ensure ADEA’s educational research agenda is aligned with topics that are important to its members. The ADEA PRAC also helps inform ADEA’s annual education-related survey activities and related policy research to ensure that the information ADEA collects is timely and informative.


2021-22 Committee Members

Alexander Lee, D.M.D.
Coordinator of Dental Informatics and Associate Professor
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine


Aristotle Lyssikatos
, D.D.S., M.S.
Program Director of the Dental Practice Residency Program
Coney Island Hospital General Practice Residency


Sonia Rocha-Sanchez, M.B.A., M.S., Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean for Research 
Creighton University School of Dentistry


Joseph Vitolo, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Advanced Education
Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University


Karan Replogle
, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor and Chair of Endodontics
Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry


Jeffery Hicks, D.D.S.
Professor of Comprehensive Dentistry
UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry


Janet Kinney, R.D.H., M.S.
Clinical Professor of Dentistry, Director of Academic Programs for Dental Hygiene
University of Michigan School of Dentistry


ADEA Board of Directors Representatives

Laura Romito, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A.
Board Director for Sections
Professor and Assistant Dean
Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center
Indiana University School of Dentistry


James R. Lott, D.M.D.
Board Director for Faculties
Associate Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry


Ryan Quock, D.D.S.
Immediate Past Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors
Distinguished Teaching Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston


ADEA Staff

Omar A. Escontrías, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
Senior Director of Policy Research
EscontriasO@adea.org