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Karen Jorden - President & Membership Chair

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Jan Palmer, our vice-president and treasurer has spent nearly 25 years navigating the dental-medical world, developing strategies designed to connect essential services patients require to insurance reimbursement.

Since 2001, she has educated teams on functional and sustainable dental sleep medicine practice management skills and protocols. Educating on document and ethical billing strategies for Medicare and commercial- insurance. She keeps her skills sharp by putting practice into theory daily.

In addition to speaking and consulting, she is the founder of Jan palmer Co., ( and currently holds positions with 2 Medicare DME Provider Education/Outreach Groups and is involved with several other professional organizations.

Colleen Huff
  • President and Founder D.E.N.T.A.L Study Group-Buffalowny Chapter AADOM
  • Practice Manager at Patricia Haberman DDS
  • Specialties: Insurance understanding and breakdowns. Training staff how to understand them and explain it to patients.

My dental career began 18 years ago when Metlife hired me to work customer service for them in Utica.  I have been honing and expanding my knowledge and skills ever since.
I spent 8 years in New Jersey as an insurance coordinator and front office staff.  Majority of my time there was at Union Dental-a general office with an oral surgeon, orthodontist and periodontist on staff.  During that time, I worked as the insurance coordinator as well as assisted with oral surgery.  

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Margaret Wasieleski – Sponsor Chairperson

  • Sponsor Chairperson D.E.N.T.A.L Study Group-Buffalowny Chapter AADOM
  • Practice Administrator Wood Dental Associates
  • Consultant: Coach individual Dental offices on how to improve their productivity and patient experience.

My name is Margaret Wasieleski. I currently manager Wood Dental Associates LLC for DR. Kevin C. Wood DDS. I have been working in the dental field for the past 18 years. I started with Dr. Robert Cook DDS without any dental experience. He gave me on the job training for about 2 years. I then enrolled in the dental assisting program at the University of Buffalo and became certified.

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Cyndy Hickey - Secretary

Amy Smith - Social Media