NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF DENTISTRY
PUBLIC SESSION MINUTES
BOARD OFFICE
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

ATTENDANCE: The following members were in attendance:

Emil Cappetta, DDS; Patricia Delaney, RDH, Ed.M; Peter DeSciscio, DMD; Herbert Dolinsky, DDS; Maxine Feinberg, DDS; Alexander Hall, DMD; Ms. Karen Golding; Sally-Jo Placa, DMD; John Ricciani, DMD;

OTHER ATTENDEES:

Deputy Attorneys General Nancy Costello Miller and Joseph Donofrio; Cecilia Moreira, Senior Management Assistant; Michael Dominach, Paralegal.

ABSENT AND/OR EXCUSED: Ms. Belinda Caraballo; Beverly Kupiec, RN, Ph.D.; Arnold Rosenheck, DMD

NOTE: The Public Session Agenda commenced at 10:00 A.M.

I. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

1. Credentials:

- Dr. Vasanthi Haribabu - Application for a New Jersey dental license. Dr. Haribabu meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

- Dr. Wolodymyr Zin - Application for a New Jersey dental license. Dr. Zin meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

- Dr. Alexander Kim - Application for a New Jersey dental license. Dr. Kim meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

- Dr. Suzanne Pallingston-Gilman - Request for activation of her New Jersey dental license. In March 2003 Dr. Gilman voluntarily placed her dental license on inactive status due to a shoulder rotator cuff tear and fibromyalgia. She is requesting activation of license with restrictions. She agrees not to engage in the clinical practice of dentistry. The committee recommends that a letter from her physician be obtained. Proof of completion of the continuing education credits will also be required in order to activate the license.

- Dr. Suman Vu - Application for a New Jersey dental license. Dr. Vu meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

- Dr. Salvator Pavone - Application for a New Jersey dental license. Dr. Pavone disclosed a medical condition. The committee recommends that a letter from his physician be obtained.

Dental Auxiliaries:

- Lisa Compano - Discussion concerning Ms. Compano’s request for the number of continuing education credits required for the renewal of her dental hygiene license. She was licensed on July 26, 2006 but graduated on May 1, 2005. The committee recommends that Ms. Compano be advised that she must complete twenty hours of continuing education.

- Gina LeMunyon - Application for a New Jersey dental hygiene license. Ms. LeMunyon meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

- Samantha Fisher - Application for a New Jersey dental hygiene license. Ms. Fisher meets all requirements for licensure. The committee recommends approval.

The Board in a motion by Ms. Delaney, seconded by Dr. Placa, approved the committee’s recommendations.

2. Continuing Education:

The committee recommends approval of 27 applications for course approval and requests that additional information be obtained for three courses.

The Board in a motion by Ms. Delaney, seconded by Dr. Placa, approved the committee’s recommendations.

II. REQUEST FOR REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE:

1. Dr. Michael Boyer - The Board reviewed Dr. Boyer’s request for reinstatement of his New Jersey dental license. The Board in a motion by Dr. Placa, seconded by Ms. Delaney, moved this matter to Executive Session for deliberation.

After discussing this matter, the Board approved the reinstatement of Dr. Boyer’s license.

III. OTHER MATTERS:

1. The Board reviewed a current roster of the faculty at New Jersey Dental School. The Board noted that Dr. Daniel Leff has an inactive license and Dr. Patrick Quaranta entered into an Order of Voluntary Surrender. Also, it was noted that Dr. Jerry Silverstein and Dr. Richard Montgomery are faculty at the school but were not on this list. The Board requested that Dean Cecile Feldman be advised of these discrepancies as well as review entire list for accuracy.

ADJOURNMENT: