Governor names dental board appointees

Gov. Jerry Brown this month appointed two new members to the Dental Board of California. Thomas Stewart, DDS, a general dentist practicing in Bakersfield who, among many CDA and TDIC positions he has held over the years, served as CDA president in 2009-10, was appointed to one of the eight dentist positions on the board (all appointed by the governor). Kathleen King, a former two-term mayor of Saratoga and current executive director of the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, was appointed to one of the five public member positions (three of which are appointed by the governor, one by the Assembly Speaker, and one by the Senate President Pro Tem). They will join three other current members who recently were reappointed to new four-year terms: Stephen Casagrande, DDS, and Luis Dominicis, DDS, general dentists practicing in Sacramento and Downey respectively; and Fran Burton, a health policy consultant in Sacramento who was reappointed by the Senate President Pro Tem.

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