About Us

PAGD's Mission

“The purpose of the PAGD is to serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, and to foster continued proficiency of general dentists through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.”

PAGD is a constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The core purpose of the AGD is to advance the value and excellence of general dentistry through a commitment to education of general dentists and their patients. The AGD’s goal is to be the premier, worldwide organization of choice for all members of the general-dentistry community, working together to ensure optimal oral health.

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Katherine Dangler, DDS, MAGD
Pittsburgh, PA

Carl Jenkins, DDS, MAGD
Watsontown, PA

Vice President
Amanda Sonntag, DDS, FAGD
Wyomissing, PA

Immediate Past President
Raymond Johnson, DMD, MAGD
Warren, PA

Secretary (2023)
Ann Miller, DDS, FAGD (2021)
Chambersburg, PA

Treasurer (2025)
Eric Shelly, DMD, MAGD
West Chester, PA

Region 3 Regional Director (2022)
Kurt Laemmer, DMD, MAGD
Bradford, PA

Region 3 Trustee (2022)
Michael Kaner, DDS, MAGD, JD
Feasterville Trevose, PA

Editor (2024)
Alex Frisbie, DMD
Mechanicsburg, PA

At-Large Directors

Joe Chipriano, DMD, MAGD (2024)
Tamaqua, PA

Melissa Dellacroce Grosh, DMD, FAGD (2025)
Lititz, PA

Kyle Dumpert, DMD, MAGD (2023)
Bedford, PA

Dejan Golalic, DMD, MAGD (2025)
Carlisle, PA

Kerry Johnson, DDS, MAGD (2023)
Lancaster, PA

David Killian, DMD, MAGD (2025)
Carlisle, PA