Wisconsin Dental Association President Dr. Paul Levine has a general dental practice in Brown Deer, Wis. and resides in River Hills, Wis.
He joined the WDA Board of Trustees in 2005 as a representative of the Greater Milwaukee Region. Dr. Levine joined the officer corps after being elected WDA vice president in 2012 and president-elect in 2013.
Dr. Levine has chaired the WDA Public Relations and Annual Session committees and is a past-president of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. In 2001, he received the WDA Pyramid of Pride President’s Award of Honor for service to the dental profession.
A graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, he is a past-president of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists.
Dr. Levine has been active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the Gift of Adoption Foundation, including serving three years as chapter president.
Since 2006, Levine Dental Associates has bought-back more than 4,000 pounds of Halloween candy and collected hundreds of books, DVDs and personal care items for U.S. troops serving overseas.
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Wisconsin Dental Association President-Elect Dr. Ryan Braden is a general dentist who lives and practices in Lake Geneva.
He joined the WDA Board of Trustees in 2007 as a trustee for the Southeast Region. During his board tenure, Dr. Braden has served on the Long Range and Strategic Planning committees. He also was vice chair of the WDA Insurance and Services Corp. advisory board.
Dr. Braden is a past vice president of the Burlington Dental Society and former member of the Walworth County Oral Health Coalition. He is a member of the Academy of Osseointegration and World Clinical Laser Institute, and a Pierre Fauchard Academy fellow.
A Marquette University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Braden represented his fellow dental students on the WDA Board of Trustees in 2003-2004.
He and his father, Dr. Mark Braden, served as co-leads of the dental triage department at the annual WDA Mission of Mercy in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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Dr. Ned Murphy, WDA vice president
Wisconsin Dental Association Vice President Dr. Ned Murphy is a general dentist who lives and practices in Racine.
He served in all Racine County Dental Society officer posts before joining the WDA Board of Trustees in 2009 as a trustee for the Southeast Region.
Dr. Murphy is an active member of the Wisconsin Dental Political Action Committee and the WDA Legislative Committee, including one year as chair. He was recognized for his bipartisan efforts with a WDA Pyramid of Pride for political action in 2006.
Dr. Murphy volunteers his time and services to many organizations, including the WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services and Mission of Mercy programs, Give Kids A Smile® and Racine Health Care Network.
A Marquette University School of Dentistry graduate, he is a fellow in the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Julio Rodriguez, WDA immediate past-president
Wisconsin Dental Association Immediate Past-President Dr. Julio Rodriguez is a general dentist who lives and practices in Brodhead. He served as the first Latino president of the statewide professional organization for dentists and dental hygienists in 2012-2013.
Dr. Rodriguez joined WDA leadership in 2005 as a trustee for the Southwest Region. He has represented the WDA in the American Dental Association House of Delegates as an alternate or delegate since 2005. Dr. Rodriguez has also served on the WDA Insurance and Services Corp. advisory board.
A past-president of the Green County Dental Society, he also is a member of the Greater Dane, Rock County, Chicago and Hispanic dental societies.
Among the groups benefiting from his volunteerism are Green County Health Department Advisory Board, Fowler Memorial Free Dental Clinic, Green County Seal A Smile, Give Kids A Smile® and the WDA Foundation Donated Dental Services and Mission of Mercy programs.
A fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists, Dr. Rodriguez was named ICD-USA Section Distinguished Deputy of the Year for 2013. He is a past recipient of the Lions Club International Foundation’s Melvin Jones Fellowship for humanitarian service.
Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru.
Dr. David Clemens, WDA community water fluoridation spokesperson
Dr. David Clemens a general dentist who lives and practices in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
He is a past-president of the Sauk Juneau Adams Dental Society before joining the Wisconsin Dental Association Board of Trustees in 2010 as a representative of the Southwest Region where he continues to serve.
Dr. Clemens chaired the WDA Political Action Committee and continues to be a member of the WDA Legislative Committee.
A graduate of University of Illinois College of Dentistry, he served as a commissioned officer with the U.S. Public Health Service for 20 years. During this time, Dr. Clemens provided dental care in remote villages in Alaska and worked at the Choctaw Indian Hospital in Mississippi.
In 1990, he became chief dentist of the federal correctional institution in Oxford, Wis. After 15 years working in the prison system, he retired as deputy chief dentist of Federal Bureau of Prisons with the rank of captain(0-6).
Dr. Clemens is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Among the groups benefiting from his volunteerism are WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy and Donated Dental Services, Dells Rotary Club and Mirror Lake Association.
Dr. Cliff Hartmann, WDA community water fluoridation spokesperson
Dr. Cliff Hartmann is a pediatric dentist who practices in Greenfield, Wis. and resides in New Berlin, Wis.
He joined the WDA Board of Trustees in 2012 as a representative of the Southeast Region and a member of the Waukesha County Dental Society.
As a graduate from Marquette University School of Dentistry, he continues to serve as an adjunct professor of pediatric dentistry at MUSOD in Milwaukee as well as a clinical instructor in the pediatric dental residency program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Dr. Hartmann is past-president of the Wisconsin Society of Dentistry for Children, Wisconsin Society of Pediatric Dentists and North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a past-trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hartmann is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Brian Hodgson, WDA community water fluoridation spokesperson
Dr. Brian Hodgson is a pediatric dentist and an associate professor in the pediatric dental program at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. He also practices in Green Bay, Wis. and resides in Brookfield, Wis.
He is a member of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association and a past-president of the Wisconsin Society of Pediatric Dentists.
A MUSOD graduate, Dr. Hodgson received his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
In addition to seeing patients at MUSOD’s main downtown clinic, he provides pediatric dental care one day a week at Marquette’s Community Dental Clinic North and for the Brown County Oral Health Partnership in Green Bay. He previously practiced in Lake Geneva, Wis. for 17 years.
In 2010, Dr. Hodgson was awarded the national dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon Faculty Award for his research related to bone marrow transplant patients. He also received a WDA Media Relations Award in 2012 for his service as spokesperson on children’s oral health and his efforts help educate the public on community water fluoridation.
Dr. Hodgson has served in the U.S. Navy for more than 26 years on both active duty and in the reserves, most recently being recalled in 2009 to support our nation’s efforts in Iraq.
He is currently a captain in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Navy and is executive director of Expeditionary Medical Facilities in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Hodgson also volunteers for various programs like Give Kids A Smile® and Head Start Dental Day at MUSOD.