OAC-Dental Health Careers

Last Updated: 7/15/2019 5:15 PM

The main purpose of an occupational advisory committee (OAC) is to strengthen the career and technical education program by making recommendations for program improvement and providing technical assistance to assure the most up-to-date curriculum content and appropriate applications of technology.

Advisory committees are a vital link between the career and technical education program, business and industry, and post-secondary education.  In addition to state requirements to establish advisory committees, career, and technical administrators, teachers and citizens recognize the value of community participation in the discussion of career and technical education issues.  Advisory committees assist in assuring the relevance of the career and technical education program to the community and increase public awareness of the program.  Committee members representing business, industry, labor, post-secondary education, and the general public bring a unique perspective to education and training programs.  The OAC provides a viewpoint, which is invaluable to the career and technical education program.

OAC members for Dental Health Careers are:


Shelly Atkinson – EFDA Instructor, Manor College

Jay Collins, Owner, Cornerstone Dental Lab

Lisa Cuffari – Dental Instructor, Middle Bucks Institute of Technology

Marianne Deose – Dental Instructor, Upper Bucks Institute of Technology

Mary Johnson, R.N. – BCTHS School Nurse

Anne Li – BCTHS Alumni

Denise Liberto, R.N. – BCTHS School Nurse

Lisa Maisonet – Office Manager, Newtown Dentistry for Kids

Diane Meehan – CDA, EFDA, Program Director, Manor College

Barbara Molony - RDH, PHDHP

Emily Overlander – BCTHS Alumni

Jules Paoletti – Eastern US Manager, Henry Schein, Inc.

Mary Pearce – BCTHS Night School Instructor, Dental Assistant Program

Dr. Gus Russo – Orthodontist

Stephanie Secoda – Student, University of PittsburghBCTHS Alumni

Jenny Sheaffer – Director of Dental Hygiene, Montgomery County Community College

Susan Weinand – Dental Assisting Teacher

Chelsea White - Dannin Steven DDS