AADEJ Officers / Staff



Most recently, Dr. Mary Jennings was editor of the Washington State Dental Association News Magazine, WSDA News. Her editorials have been reprinted in the ADA News and other dental journals.  She has served on the WSDA Board of Directors, the ADA Council on Government Affairs, has served as both a Delegate and Alternate Delegate for the ADA House of Delegates.  Dr. Jennings is a general dentist practicing in Puyallup, WA.


DR. MICHAEL DIORIO · President-elect

Dr. Michael Diorio has been a dental editor for 21 years. He first edited the Metro Denver Dental Society Articulator from 1997-2006. He is the current editor for the Colorado Association Journal. Dr. Diorio was the recipient of the William J. Gies Editorial Award in 2000. He is a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. He has been in private practice in the Denver area since 1989.


Dr. Brian Shue · Vice President

Dr. Brian K. Shue, CDE has been the editor of the San Diego County Dental Society since 2006 and an associate editor of the California Dental Association Journal since 2009. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is the dental director of a Federally Qualified Health Center.


Mr. David Foe · secretary-Treasurer

David Foe, M.A., CDE, is director of print and e-publications for the Michigan Dental Association and has served as managing editor of the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association since 1991.  At the MDA he also supervises the association website, e-newsletters, and other publications. He also formerly served as managing editor of the Detroit Dental Bulletin. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and is a Certified Dental Editor.


DR. H. CLIFTON SIMMONS III · Immediate past president

Dr. H. Clifton Simmons III received his DDS degree in 1977 from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. He is currently an assistant clinical professor in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, an assistant professor in the Restorative Dentistry Department at the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry and has a private practice. Dr. Simmons is a Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is the editor of the Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, the International College of Dentists USA Section and is also the past president of the Tennessee Dental Association.


Dr. Dan Jenkins · Editor-in-chief, AADEJ Communicator

Dental editor for over 15 years; Dan’s experience in publishing started with T.V. Guide – as a route delivery boy – the editor’s name; Dan Jenkins. His English 101 professor asked him to publish his first paper in the college newspaper and encouraged him to write. He started photography at an early age while watching his father develop photographs. His interest continued with photography classes utilizing beauty contestants for models and as wedding photographer, and lecturer.