Vermont State Dental Society
For the Vermont State Dental Society to continue to be as effective and as strong as possible your input is needed. If you have any comments or concerns please contact any of the Board Members, or Central Office Staff. We also encourage you to consider participating on a Committee in an area of your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.
Stephen Pitmon, a native Minnesotan, has practiced general dentistry
in Colchester since 1988. Dr. Pitmon serves on the Peer Review Committee
along with Dr. Nevin Zablotsky, and helps coordinate the Special
Olympics, Special Smiles dental program. He is a 1988 graduate of the
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Pitmon lives in Underhill Center with his wife, Tamara, and two
children. He enjoys spending time with his family, and anything else
that gets him outdoors in this beautiful state!
875 Roosevelt Highway
Colchester, VT 05446(802) 862-5052(802) 862-5052
is currently a principal at Dickinson & Branon Dental Care in St.
Albans, Vermont where she practices with her father and brother.
founded and leads a dental health initiative in the Champlain Valley
which conducts direct outreach to at-risk youth through a variety of
community outreach and educational programs in local schools.
also enjoys running, skiing, and spending time with her husband and
their Labrador retriever on their family farm in Fairfield, Vermont.
Connolly received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. His
degree was confirmed Cum Laude with Distinction. He also received his
Dental Degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dental
Medicine in 1976 and was elected to the Omicron Kappa Epsilon Honor
Society and was recognized by the American College of Dentists for
comprehensive patient care. He completed his residency training in Oral
and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1979.
He has been in private practice in Chittenden County since then.
He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial
Surgeons. He is also a member of the: ADA, American Dental Society of
Anesthesiology, American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association, Vermont
State Dental Society, and the Vermont Society of Oral and Maxillofacial
Dr. Connolly also serves as the craniofacial consultant for the State of
Vermont's Children with Special Health Needs Cleft Lip and Palate
Division. He was nominated and inducted to the International College of
Dentists in October, 2003. Dr. Connolly is a Clinical Assistant
Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Vermont
College of Medicine and is a member of the medical staff at FAHC. Dr.
Connolly recently completed his seventh year as an Examiner for the
American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is pleased and
excited to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the Vermont
State Dental Society Board of Directors. 118 Tilley Drive, Suite 102
South Burlington, VT 05403(802) 862-9196(802) 862-9196
Blanck has practiced general dentistry in Burlington since 1990. After
graduating from the University of Buffalo Dental School, he attended
the MCHV Dental Residency Program. Once here, he realized that Vermont
offered the professional and personal opportunities few other places
did. David and his wife, Maureen, live in Hinesburg with their two
young daughters. His free time is spent in the woods and trying,
unsuccessfully, to keep up with his children.
responsibilities as dentists include improving our community's oral
health care and acting as leaders in solving the challenges that our
patients and profession face. Thank you for the opportunity of serving
on the Executive Board."
66 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401 (802) 862-8348(802) 862-8348
Dr. Fisch has practiced general dentistry in Rutland with her husband David K. Heaton, DDS since 1989. She graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in 1984, and completed a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy 1984-1989. Judi and Dave live with their four children in the Rutland area.
"I have always been involved in organized dentistry and feel strongly that we must advocate, support, and give of ourselves to the profession we represent."
Dr. David McLean is a native of Concord, California.
He has practiced general dentistry in Vermont since graduation from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2000.
David, his wife Maida, and their 2 young daughters live in South
Burlington. Dr. McLean is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the hunting,
fishing, biking, and skiing opportunities Vermont offers.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to represent the member
dentists by serving on the Executive Board. This is a wonderful
opportunity to continue to make Vermont a great place to live and
1683 Williston Rd., Suite 1
South Burlington, VT 05403(802) 864-9111(802) 864-9111
Mr. Collins is a native of Massachusetts, but has lived in Vermont on and off for over 20 years. Vaughn brings extensive legislative and administrative skills to his position as Executive Director of the Vermont State Dental Society.
He worked in Washington, D.C. for conservation oriented organizations as Director of Government Affairs and Director of Public Policy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, was a research fellow at the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont, and a senior project manager at Housing Vermont.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.
Vaughn and his wife Laura live in West Ferrisburgh. Vaughn is an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, birder and he particularly enjoys training the family’s Labrador Retriever, and trying to train the cat.
Colleen is a native Vermonter. She has worked for the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and is familiar with workforce development, recruitment and retention. In addition, she has worked a number of years for a variety of Vermont colleges in Enrollment Services to recruit and retain students.
Diane is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of University of Vermont. She worked in a specialty dental practice in Vermont for 13 years before becoming a member of the VSDS team. She lives in Williston and spends all of her free time with her family in outdoor recreational activities.
Vermont State Dental Society
1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-3
South Burlington, VT 05403
Office Phone: 802-864-0115802-864-0115
Hilary was born and raised in Vermont. She graduated from Champlain College with a B.S in Business Administration. Having spent several years in the Raleigh, NC area, she has come to appreciate all that Vermont has to offer and the support of her large, extended family. Hilary has a varied background in client relations, and previously worked serving the membership of a local union. She lives in Essex Junction, and spends all of her free time with her 1 1/2 year old son.
Dr. Dow has served on the ADA Council on Government Affairs, the ADA Charitable Relief Task Force and the ADA Essential Oral Healthcare Task Force. He is a retired colonel from the Maine Army National Guard.
Dr. Dow is a past president of the Maine Dental Association, the Kennebec Valley Dental Association, past chair of the MDA Council on Governmental Relations and received the MDA Presidents Award in 2001 and 2009. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
71 Elm Street
Newport, ME 04953(207) 368-2500(207) 368-2500 phone
(207) 368-2501 fax
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