Announcing Dental Product Report's Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2016

Now in its seventh year of recognizing extraordinary females throughout the dental industry, Dental Products Report is excited to announce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2016.

Now in its seventh year of recognizing extraordinary females throughout the dental industry, Dental Products Report is excited to announce the Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2016.

With a mixture of dental professionals and industry executives and leaders, the Top 25 Women in Dentistry has become a highlight of the year for women who excel in their field to be recognized by America’s leading dental publication. Each of the honorees will be profiled in the September edition of Dental Products Report.

Related reading: Dental Products Report's Top 25 Women in Dentistry for 2015

“We are truly honored to present this year’s field of 25 exceptional women,” said John Schwartz, vice president and general manager of UBM Medica’s dental division, which includes such titles as Dental Products Report, Dental Practice Management, Digital Esthetics, Modern Hygienist and many other titles.

“There are so many exceptional women in our industry, and these 25 join a long and prestigious list that we have honored in the past seven years,” Schwartz said. “This is one of the highlights of the year for us at Dental Products Report and we look forward to bringing our readers each of their stories in our September issue.”

This year’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry include…


Dr. Jenine Arab O’Malley

Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Traci Portnoff

Dr. Rabab Sabbahi

Dr. Mary Kathryn Shields

Dr. Beth Silverman

Dr. Whitney Weiner



Jan Babel

Kimberly Thomas, CDT

Lonni Thompson, CDT



Gina Durkin

Michelle Gabrielson

Kim McQueen

Jan Myskowski

Briana Obranovich

Natalie Westfall


Clinical team

Charmaine Davis, RDH

Laura Hatch

Dee Dee Reid

Courtney Roberts, FAADOM

Julie Varney, CDA, RDA, FAADOM



Lois Banta

Dayna Johnson

Linda Miles

Nancy Miller, RDH

“It truly is an incredible list of honorees this year, and I am so blessed to call so many of them my friends and colleagues,” said Kevin Henry, group editorial director of UBM Medica’s dental division. “I have worked with many of these women during my 17 years in the industry and I have stood back many times and watched in awe what they have accomplished. I say it every year when we unveil our winners, but this is such a great group of women. I am so happy we are going to be honoring them in our September edition.”