Dr. Sidney Whitman, pediatric dentist in NJ and chair of CAAP’s Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee (MPAC): Dr. Whitman graduated from the New York University School of Dentistry in 1968. He completed his postgraduate studies in pediatric dentistry at Temple University School of Dentistry. He works in a 130-person practice that treats children and adolescents, including Medicaid patients.
Dr. Allen Finkelstein, CEO Bedford Healthcare Solutions and MPAC member: Dr. Finkelstein is the CEO of Bedford Healthcare Solutions. He has been the chief dental officer at Prev/MEDOnsite HealthCare Services and AmeriChoice-Medicaid Division of United Health Group. He has served as a dental consultant for Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Dr. Charles Czerepak, pediatric dentist in IL and MPAC member: Dr. Charlie graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University Dental School in 1977. He is the founder of Pine Dental Care, a community based private practice dedicated to the dental and oral health of children. He has served as the president of the Medical/ Dental Staff at the former Children's Memorial Hospital, interim head of the Division of Dentistry at CMH and is a trustee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Steve Geiermann, senior manager, CAAP (moderator): A retired USPHS Captain with experience in the Indian Health Service and Federally Qualified Health Centers, Dr. Geiermann was a HRSA regional dental consultant for more than a decade while building a strong oral health infrastructure aligned with overall health care. He currently serves on the ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention and is a board member of the National Network for Oral Health Access.