Leadership


Dave Perkins, DMD – CDCA Chairman

Dave has been a CDCA/NERB member since his appointment by Governor Lowell Weicker to the Connecticut State Dental Commission in 1992. Dave served on the CDCA Board of Directors as a Dental Member at Large before being elected as Vice-Chairman and is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dave also represented the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB) for 4 years on the Commission on Dental Education and Licensure (CDEL) and recently completed a 4 year term on the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE). While on CDEL, Dave served on the ADA expert panel on Oral Cancer and the CDEL Committee charged with developing a Part III of the National Boards that would eliminate patients from dental licensure examinations.


Harvey Weingarten, DDS – CDCA Vice Chairman

Dr. Harvey Weingarten received his DDS from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. In addition to his partnership in a private practice in South Bend, Indiana, Dr. Weingarten currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Indiana University’s School of Dentistry and is the Director of the Continuing Education Programs at IUSD. He had previously taught at the Dental Education Program at the I.U. South Bend campus for 25 years. A past president of the Indiana State Board of Dentistry, he is now a current CDCA examiner and serves as the Vice Chairman of CDCA. Dr. Weingarten also works as a consultant in forensic dentistry to the Special Crimes Unit of St. Joseph County.

Dr. Weingarten has lectured on Ethics since 2004 throughout the Midwest, at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, and the Mid-Continent Dental Congress. He also has lectured for the American Dental Association’s Success Series and has presented at dental schools across the country.


Patricia Connolly-Atkins, RDH, MS – CDCA Secretary

Patricia Connolly-Atkins, RDH, MS, is currently serving as Secretary of the CDCA and has been an active CDCA member for more than 35 years. She has served on the board of directors for 6 terms and chaired numerous initiatives within the organization. A former member of the Massachusetts Board of Dental Examiners, she is currently the chair of the ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination Committee and serves on the ADEX Board of Directors. Ms Connolly-Atkins is a former Director of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists.


Mark Armstrong, DDS – CDCA Treasurer

Dr. Armstrong is the past Board President for the Ohio State Dental Board, and currently serves as a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Forensic Science, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the American Association of Dental Boards, the Ohio Dental Association, Western Ohio Dental Society, Dayton Dental Society, and the Dayton Dental Society Mass Disaster Response Team.

In 2004, Dr. Armstrong was inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. In 2006, he received the Ohio Dental Association Marvin Fisk Humanitarian Award.


Mariellen Brickley-Raab, RDH – Dental Hygiene Member-at-Large

Mariellen graduated from the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in 1975 before beginning a successful career of 35 years in clinical practice and is now pursuing a graduate degree. She has been an active CDCA member for over 12 years. During her time with the CDCA she has served on the CDCA Nominating and Credentials committees as well as the ADEX dental hygiene examination committee and the House of Representatives.

Outside of the CDCA, Mariellen is also the Secretary and past Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry and the Dental Chair-person for the Anne Silverman Community Health Clinic.


Tony Guillen, DDS – CDCA Dental Member-at-Large

Tony Guillen, DDS, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1975. He opened his dental practice in Fallon, Nevada providing family and cosmetic dentistry services to a rural community, 60 miles from Reno for the past 40 years.

He was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners in 1998 and continued to serve the State for over 14 years through 4 additional gubernatorial appointments. He was elected Secretary, Treasurer and then President of the Board, serving until the end of his final term. In addition to his duties as an examiner for clinical licensure, he conducted numerous complaint investigations, administered conscious sedation site and dental inspections/exams for issuing administrator permits, and served as clinical instructor at UNLV School of Dentistry for 2 years.


Yvette Hogan, RDH, MS – Dental Hygiene Member-at-Large

Yvette began her life in dentistry right after high school and it continues to this day. After spending most her dental hygiene career in education at Illinois Central College and Parkland Community College, she began serving on the Illinois Dental Board and examining for the CDCA. With now over 15 years as a member of the CDCA, Yvette has served on numerous committees including the Orientation and Dental Hygiene Outreach Committee as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors as a Dental Hygiene Member-at-Large. Yvette consistently looks for new ways to participate and contribute to the CDCA’s mission and role as a 3rd party licensure organization.


Larry Kaye, DDS – CDCA Dental Member-at-Large

Dr. Lawrence Kaye has been a Periodontist in private practice since 1977. He also has been a part time instructor at Case Western University School of Dentistry and presently a part time instructor at the Dental GPR program at Summa Health Systems. Currently he is the Dental Member at Large on the Board of the CDCA. Larry served eight years on the Ohio State Dental Board with three of the years as their President.

Larry has been a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry, and Pierre Fauchard Society.


Mina Paul, DMD – CDCA Dental Member-at-Large

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Mina Paul has also completed a Fellowship in Geriatrics as well as holds a Master’s in Public Health. Currently, she maintains a private practice and is Dental Director of the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center in addition to teaching as an Associate Professor at Boston University and serving as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.

While presently serving as a board member for both ADEX and the CDCA, Dr. Paul has also held many national leadership positions in the past including: President of the American Association of Dental Boards, First Trustee of the Boston District Dental Society, Chair of the Board of Registration in Dentistry of Massachusetts, and Fellow of both the American College and the International College of Dentistry. She has also served on the ADA Council of Dental Education and Licensure among various other national committees, and continues to serve on numerous task forces in the state including the task force on Opioid Prescribing and Pain control.


Alexander D. Vandiver, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Jack Feldesman, MBA
Director of Finance and Administration

Ellis H. Hall, DDS
Director of Examinations

Michael S. Zeder
Sr. Director, Operations and Technical Services