top 25 women in dentistry

Nominations now being accepted for the 2015 Top 25 Women in Dentistry

It's time to recognize some amazing women in the dental industry!

For the sixth consecutive year, Dental Products Report is honored to name the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. We will be profiling these awesome women in our October issue ... but we need your help to know who the top 25 women are.

Announcing Dental Products Report's Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2014

Now in its fifth year of recognizing extraordinary females throughout the dental industry, Dental Products Report is excited to announce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2014.

Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 edition of Top 25 Women in Dentistry

It's time to recognize some amazing women in the dental industry!

DENTSPLY's Dr. Linda Niessen steps down after illustrious corporate career

Dr. Linda Niessen’s 15-year career with DENTSPLY International comes to a close this month, but her desire to advance the dental profession remains strong. Linda served as Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer where she oversaw the company’s professional relations, continuing education and corporate communication efforts.

Celebrate the top 25 women in dentistry for 2013

Join DPR in celebrating the top 25 women making a huge impact on dental practices and the dental industry in 2013.

The Top 25 Women in Dentistry

It is no secret that the number of women in the dental industry continues to grow. Now in its third year, the Top 25 Women in Dentistry feature is one way Dental Products Report seeks to recognize not just the power of the contributions women are able to make to dentistry, but also the richness of diversity in the ways they choose to make a difference.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Dr. Antonia Kolokythas

Dr. Antonia Kolokythas strives to give her patients a sense of understanding and hope through her work as a maxillofacial surgeon. She works with patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, and it’s a job she finds very rewarding.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Jana Berghoff, Technology Marketing Manager for Patterson Dental

Jana Berghoff is a registered dental hygienist who has worked in both the practice management and clinical sides of dentistry. Currently she is working on the technological side as the Technology Marketing Manager for Patterson Dental, and she attributes her success to the tools she took advantage of during her education and the new learning opportunities she seeks out every day.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Pamela McClain, President of the American Academy of Periodontology

Pamela McClain believes people go into dentistry because they’ve had a good experience at their dentist in the past, and that good experience is what she works hard to give her patients.

“You have to do what you’re happy doing,” she said. “I see too many people who are unhappy in whatever career path they’ve chosen, and I think it’s really sad.”

But she didn’t grow up with dreams of dentistry, though it was strong in her blood.

Top 25 Women in Dentistry: Wilma Peterson, Manager of Education for Glidewell Laboratories

Wilma Peterson has been working in dental technology for 55 years and has always loved the field. Her journey has been an adventure, taking her all over the world and making her the strong and knowledgeable woman she is today.

“I wasn’t afraid to take chances, and get the knowledge I needed and do anything I needed to advance my profession,” she said. “When I started in dentistry, so long ago, there was one woman in the lab, and it was me.”