Two CDM Alumnae to Lead New York County Dental Society

On Feb. 24, 2021, the New York County Dental Society (NYCDS)—one of the largest groups of practicing dentists in the country—installed its newest executive committee. Two members of the five-person committee are Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) alumnae: Lois A. Jackson, DDS’77, Peds’80, is president, and Mina C. Kim, DDS’10, is vice president. For the first time in the society’s 160-year history, the executive committee is composed entirely of women.

Lois Jackson, DDS’77, Peds’80 (photo courtesy of Lois Jackson)

Jackson is an assistant clinical professor in the pediatric dentistry division at CDM and serves on the college’s Board of Advisors. She also provides care as a pediatric dentist in private practice. Jackson has received the CDM Distinguished Alumni Award as well as the Columbia Alumni Medal for her service and community-building efforts. Jackson is past president and a current member of the CDM Alumni Association executive committee.

Mina Kim, DDS’10 (photo courtesy of Mina Kim)

Kim is a general dentist in private practice and was recently named one of the American Dental Association’s “10 Under 10,” which recognizes early-career dentists who demonstrate excellence. She serves as treasurer of the CDM Alumni Association executive committee.

Both Jackson and Kim have previously served on the NYCDS executive committee. The two have collaborated for years and in 2019 co-created the Women Dentists Leadership Conference at the Greater New York Dental Meeting to empower and connect women dentists.

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Read more about the all-female NYSDC executive committee in an announcement from the American Dental Association.