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President – Lillie Pitman, D.M.D.

Lillie Pitman, DMD Originally from northern California, Dr. Pitman practically grew up in a periodontal office. Her first job was front office helper in a practice where her mother worked as a periodontal assistant. She attended Yuba College and the University of Nebraska for undergraduate studies, and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) and a certificate in public health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, AZ.

She achieved dual certification for advanced specialty training in periodontics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. She received the Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation after her residency. She is board certified by the American Academy of Periodontology and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. She also belongs to the Virginia Dental Association and the local Rappahannock Valley Dental Society.

She and her husband Dr. Thanos Ntounis maintain a private practice, Synergy Periodontics and Implants in Fredericksburg, VA.  At home, they have an active baby boy and a lab mix rescue dog named Sophie. In her free time, she can most likely be found doing something active outdoors, reading, or traveling.

president-elect – Emily e. hahn, d.m.d., m.s.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Emily E. Hahn completed her Bachelor of Arts at Wellesley College.  She obtained her D.M.D. degree and completed a residency in periodontics at the Dental College of Georgia.  In addition, she obtained a Master of Science in Oral Biology for her work on rhBMP-2 induced inflammatory response.

Based on her accomplishments, Dr. Hahn was awarded numerous research and academic awards: Emile T. Fischer Scholarship, Wrigley Salivary Research Award, Mark Ritz Research Scholar, Connie L. Drisko Resident Award and JAG 20 Emerging Alumni Leader Award.  She has been published in a peer-reviewed journal and has co-authored a chapter edited by Dr. S. Froum, Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment. 

 She is board certified by the American Board of Periodontology and is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The Virginia Society of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Academy of Osseointegration, and Southern Academy of Periodontology.

She currently maintains a private practice, Advanced Implant and Periodontal Specialists, in Winchester, VA.  She has received additional training in Wilckodontics® - Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™ and laser dentistry. She is certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry for proficiency in Dental Laser Surgery.  Dr. Hahn follows the LANAP® and LAPIP® laser protocol.

Secretary/Treasurer – danielle mccormack, d.d.s., m.s.

Dr. Danielle M. McCormack was born in Miami and raised on the west coast of Florida in Port Charlotte. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. Dr. McCormack then moved to Richmond to attend dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, she stayed at VCU and entered the three year residency program in Periodontics. Upon successful completion, Dr. McCormack earned her Masters of Science degree. Additionally, during her period of studies at VCU she was recognized among all of her peers for both the Student Award for Achievement in Periodontology and first place for her clinical research.

Dr. McCormack is a board certified periodontist and practices at Virginia Family Dentistry's Chester and Midlothian locations. She is trained in the latest techniques to treat periodontal disease, placement of dental implants to replace some or all teeth, perform soft tissue and bone grafting procedures, and offers oral and IV sedation for her patients. She continues to further her education and skills through courses, conventions, and study clubs; allowing her to stay current on the latest advances in her chosen field and better serve her patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Richmond Dental Society, the Virginia Society of Periodontists, the Southern Academy of Periodontology, and the Richmond Society of Women Dentists.

When she is not in the office, Dr. McCormack enjoys playing flute/piccolo with the Richmond Concert Band, traveling, getting lost in a book, and cooking/baking. She lives in Midlothian with her fiancé and enjoys time spent with her family, friends, and two rescue labs Ranger and Riddick.

Past Presidents

2018 - Thomas Glazier, DDS, MS
2017 – Stephanie C. Voth, DDS, MSD
2016 – Robert Sabatini, DDS, MS
2015 – Carl Block, DDS, FASO

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