Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee

Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee

The Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee includes the following people:

DonaldChiMugDr. Donald Chi (chair) is an assistant professor of Oral Health Sciences and adjunct assistant professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Health Services (School of Public Health). Chi is dual-board-certified in pediatric dentistry and dental public health. He completed an AB degree in government and Asian studies (Cornell, 2000), a D.D.S. degree (Washington, 2006), residencies in pediatric dentistry and dental public health (Iowa, 2009), and a Ph.D. in health services research (Iowa, 2009). Chi's research program is funded by a U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) K08 Career Development Award and focuses on the behavioral determinants of dental care utilization for Medicaid-enrolled children. He is the first dentist and University of Washington faculty member to be named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar, which funds his research on neighborhoods and adolescent oral health outcomes. Chi also has active research funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Oregon Community Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2013 International Association for Dental Research Colgate Community-Based Research Award for Caries Prevention and the 2013 Bengt Magnusson Memorial Prize in Child Dental Health from the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry. Chi has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews. He is a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Council on Scientific Affairs, serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and BioMedCentral Oral Health, and is part of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry‘s Leadership Institute IV held at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Chi teaches public health to dental students and post-doctoral residents and devotes his extramural clinical practice to treating Alaska Native children in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta.

JLeeDr. Jessica Y. Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., is the Demeritt distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina. She is on the faculty of both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry and Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as the graduate program director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. She is currently the at-large trustee for AAPD and has served on numerous AAPD councils and committees. Lee received her M.P.H. and D.D.S. degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a NIDCR National Research Service Award recipient and post-doctorate fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is board-certified pediatric dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She has authored over a 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Public Health Dentistry and Dental Traumatology. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants. Lee is the recipient of numerous teaching and research awards including the 2008 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Jerome Miller "For the Kids" Award. In 2010, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers from President Barack Obama. In 2011, Lee was named the ‘Pediatric Dentist of the Year" by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Randall K. Lout is in private practice in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona.  He attended dental school at the University of Oklahoma.  Following dental school, he completed his pediatric dental residency and Master of Science degree at the University of Minnesota.  As part of his residency, his hospital training was at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following his training, he was awarded the Graduate Student Research Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Prior to private practice, he held the position of assistant professor, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  In addition to the Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee, he also serves on the AAPD Council on Clinical Affairs. Locally, he is on the advisory council of the Medical Services Project, an organization sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics which works with school nurses in facilitating healthcare for children and adolescents whose families do not have access to dental or medical services.  He has participated on several committees of the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. 

SealeDr. Susan Seale, Dr. N. Sue Seale is regents professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M Health Science Center in Dallas, Texas. She was chairman of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor from 1986 until 2009 where she still teaches � day a week. She served on the board of trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry from 1999-2002, was named AAPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year in 2001 and received their Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award in 2003. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. She is currently editor in chief of Pediatric Dentistry and has published 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals and mentored numerous Master’s students

AnuTateMugDr. Anupama Rao Tate, D.M.D., M.P.H., isAssociate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Director of Advocacy and Research in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC.She is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center. She serves as the director of Advocacy and Research. She also is co-director of the District of Columbia Pediatric Oral Health Coalition. She currently serves on the Grant Sub-Committee and the Marketing Task Force Committee of the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Foundation of the AAPD. She also serves on the Evidence-Based Dentistry Committee, Council of Clinical Affairs, and the Consumer Review Committee of the AAPD. She is the Public Policy Advocate for District of Columbia for the AAPD as well. She is on the Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and serves as a director to the Board of the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Children’s National Medical Center. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist and an active member of the medical staff at Children’s National. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice, research and holds grants in community advocacy.

Twright_Pic2Dr. J. Timothy Wright, completed his D.D.S. degree from West Virginia University and then pursued his pediatric dentistry residency and a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship in Caries Research at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and currently serves as chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and is the James Bawden Distinguished Professor.

Wright has received numerous awards and honors including an American Dental Association Teacher Training Fellowship, the William J Gies Award from the Journal of Dental Research, and was a Robert Gorlin Visiting Professor. His research is directed at advancing our understanding of mineralized tissues and developmental defects of teeth and bone through his characterization and study of human hereditary conditions. He has had research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations for his genetics studies since 1987 and has published over 170 scientific manuscripts, chapters and books. Wright has served as chair for the American Dental Association’s and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Council on Scientific Affairs. He has served on several ADA committees providing systematic reviews on fluorides and non-fluoride caries therapeutics. Wright has an active private practice.