Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, FACD, FICD, President
Dr. Otomo-Corgel is a graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry and the School of Public Health. She is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics, and faculty at the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Center Dental Service. She has a private practice limited to periodontics, oral medicine, and implantology. Dr. Otomo-Corgel and her husband Rich have 2 children, Bucky (a paramedic-firefighter) graduated from Cal Poly SLO and served in Yokosuka, Japan with the US Navy. Stefanie (a sports model and fitness trainer) played basketball for UC Santa Barbara and CSU Monterey Bay where she graduated then played professional basketball in Italy.
Kenneth Jacobs, DDS., FACD. President Elect
Dr. Jacobs graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC and did his General Practice Residency at the Sepulveda Veterans Administration Hospital. He is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC, a member of the CDA Judicial Council and a Dental Board of California Material Expert Examiner. Dr. Jacobs has practiced general dentistry for over 30 years in Beverly Hills. He is an avid runner and car enthusiast.
Jeff Lee, DDS, Vice President
Dr. Lee is a graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. He did an AEGD residency at USC and an Endodontic residency at NYU. Dr. Lee has a private practice limited to Endodontics. He enjoys Kendo and traveling.
Chuck Wang, DDS, Secretary
Dr. Wang is a general dentist in private practice for the last 29 years. He grew up in Pasadena and eventually graduated from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. Dr. Wang became a member of the LA Dental Society Peer Review Committee in the mid-1990s and he has stayed involved in the Society ever since. Dr. Wang currently contributes his volunteer time as a member in the California Dental Society Judicial Council and the CDA Membership Council. Dr. Wang’s other passion revolves around teaching; he taught and mentored dental GPR students at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for decades and is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. He believes in giving back to the profession that has been good to him. Dr. Wang believes there is the need to continue to pave the road for the new generation dentists for the benefit of the future of our profession. When he is not volunteering, volunteering, Dr. Wang enjoys spending time with his family and the nature sceneries while cycling on a bicycle or a motorcycle.
Roger Fieldman, DDS, Treasurer
Dr. Fieldman is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been manager of a labor union dental plan and currently manages dental clinics for the LA County Department of Health Services. Dr. Fieldman was President of LADS in 2001. In his spare time, he likes, skiing, sailing, biking, fishing, and playing with his grandsons.
Irving S. Lebovics, DDS, Immediate Past President
Dr. Lebovics is a graduate of Columbia University School of Dentistry and completed his training in Prosthodontics at New York University School of Dentistry. He served as co-Director of the Dental Division and co-Director of the GPR program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1989 until 2017. Dr. Lebovics has served as Chair of the CDA Council on Legislation and as a member of the CDA Policy Development Council and the ADA Government Affairs Council, in addition to various CDA task forces. He currently serves as an executive board member of Cal-D-Pac. He maintains a private practice in Prosthodontics at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Lebovics is involved in the political world in various areas beyond dentistry and lectures in the Jewish Community on topics in Jewish Philosophy.
Clark A. Martin, DMD, Editor
Dr. Martin is an endodontist and graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (both dental school and specialty residency). He has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Beverly Hills and is a visiting lecturer at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. Martin has two daughters who are dentists. Dr. Alexa Martin, also an endodontist, practices with her dad in Beverly Hills and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Carly Martin is a general dentist practicing in Los Angeles and Torrance, CA. Yes, dinner conversations can tend to get a little “one-sided”, but they also like to ski, snow board, and hang out near the beach/surf (though the surf days for Dr. Clark have passed).
David Anson, DDS, CDA Trustee
Dr. Anson is a graduate of the UCLA Dental School and completed his training in Periodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is in full time practice as a periodontist in Beverly Hills. Dr. Anson has lectured both nationally and internationally on periodontics and dental implants. He has had a number of articles and a book chapter published in refereed journals. He is the Past President of the California Society of Periodontists and the Los Angeles Dental Society. Dr. Anson is married and has two grown children.
Scott Y.J. Kim, DDS, FAGD, DICOI, FACD, FICD, CDA Trustee
Dr. Kim is a graduate of Arthur A. Dugoni University of School of Dentistry at UOP and is currently Adjunct Faculty in Division of Restorative Sciences at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at USC. Dr. Kim has a private general practice in Koreatown. He likes to spend all his spare time with his daughter Natalie.
Joni Forge, DDS, Community Relations Committee Chair
Dr. Forge is a graduate of UCSF School of Dentistry. She has been in private practice for over 30 years in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Forge was a Board Examiner for the Dental Board of California and currently works as a delegate to the CDA. She has written a children’s book and mentors young adults who are interested in a career in dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and creative arts projects.
Douglas Galen, DDS, Ethics Committee Chair
Dr. Galen is a native of Los Angeles and has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Beverly Hills since 1995. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Galen is board certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is a General Anesthesia evaluator for the California Dental Board. Dr. Galen serves on the attending faculty in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr Galen has been an active member of the Los Angeles Dental Society where he serves as Chairman of the ethics task force. In his free time Dr. Galen enjoys spending time with his family and on the Pacific Ocean sailing, racing, and cruising.
Adam Geach, DMD, MDSc, Program Committee Chair
Dr. Geach completed his dental degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then attended the University of Connecticut and completed specialty training and board certification in Prosthodontics. Dr. Geach was a clinical instructor for the UCLA Advanced Prosthodontic Residency Program and now maintains a full-time private practice in Downtown LA. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and mountain bike riding.
Alexa Martin, DMD, New Professionals Committee Chair
Alexa Martin obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and completed his her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She completed a general practice residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and completed her endodontic specialty training at Tufts. Dr. Martin is an LA native, born and raised in Manhattan Beach. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, walk around town to her favorite local restaurants, run the trails in Playa Vista, and do pilates. "
Sonia Molina D.M.D., M.P.H., Legislative Committee Chair
Dr. Molina graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She did her General Practice Residency at Wadsworth Veteran Administration Hospital and her endodontic specialty at UCLA. For the past 20 years, she has served as part of the Los Angeles Dental Society in various positions including Past President. She currently serves as the LADS Legislative Committee Chair. Dr. Molina has had an endodontic practice in Downey for over 25 years.