CDS Board of Directors

The Columbus Dental Society is governed by its 16 Board of Directors including Officers. The Officers’ positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary -Treasurer and Editor. Each board member is elected to serve for a 3-year term and the Officers rotate yearly. Elections are held in November each year and the installation of newly-elected officers and board members is held at the end of the calendar year.


2022 Officers

   Dr. Mehrdad Safavian, President 

 Dr-Charles-Arens  Dr. Charles Arens, President-Elect

  Dr. Helen Ashford, Secretary

  Dr. Julie Montgomery, Treasurer

Dr. Joseph Mess, Editor   Dr. Cynthia Ellinger, CDS Voice Editor


  Dr. John Mahilo, Immediate Past President  


2022 Board of Directors


Dr. Bryant Cornelius 


Dr. Mike Fair, Jr. 


Dr. Ian Hall 

Dr. Purnima Kumar  

Dr. James Male


Dr. Carlos Stone


Dr. Kumar Subramanian

Dr. Morgan Kelly Tiemstra

Dr. Brian Taylor

Dean Carroll Ann Trotman - Ex-Officio Member


CDS STAFF












Columbus Dental Society Office Manager, Michelle Janetski



Columbus Dental Society Executive Director, Michael O'Toole, CAE