Board of Directors

Don Patthoff, DDS

Dr. Don Patthoff practices general dentistry in Martinsburg WV.  He received a B.S from Ohio State University in 1968 and was a research associate at Kettering Institute in Yellow Springs, Ohio until 1965. He served the US Army in Germany and Viet Nam from 1965-1967 and received his DDS from the University of Detroit in 1974. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Martinsburg Veterans Administration in 1975 and remained as a staff dentist and a principle research investigator until 1983. He is a past-president of West Virginia Dental Association and Professional Ethics in Dentistry Network, and is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. He is an ethics consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Ethics Bylaws and Judicial Affairs and is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and has been a consultant to and/or co-developer of all the College’s Summits on Dental Ethics. Some of his past academic pursuits include university appointments at West Virginia University, Shepherd University, and the University of Maryland, lecturing nationwide and internationally, and many ethics publications. He was co-developer of the Intensive Bioethics Courses for Dentists first held at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, and currently co-authors, with David Ozar, a dental ethics column in the Academy of General Dentistry’s Impact Journal. He is a co-author of the Georgetown Press Publication’s 3rd edition of Dental Ethics at Chairside. Dr. Patthoff was editor of the Journal of the Academy of Laser Dentistry 2003-06 and served on its Executive Board as an advisor. He chairs the ethics committee of City Hospital in Martinsburg, and the Academy of Laser Dentistry’s ethics committee. He chaired the dental section for three Engineering Conference International sessions on light activated tissue regeneration and co-authored the Proceedings of Light-Activated Tissue Regeneration and Therapy Conference.  He was co-editor of the Journal of Dental Education’s Special edition on Professional Promises: Hopes and Gaps in Access to Oral Health Care. Dr. Patthoff is the current chair of the George Washington Institute of Living Ethics and a Board member of the International Dental Law and Ethics Society. He is actively involved in the Professional Ethics Initiative-a pilot collaborative between the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American College of Dentists, and the American Society of Dental Ethics. He is a co-founder of the Foundation for Photo Bio Modulation Research.

Douglas Johnson, ATC, EES, CLS

Douglas Johnson, ATC, EES, CLS, is a certified athletic trainer with over 20 years of clinical/industrial experience. He attended Wayne State University and The University of Detroit-Mercy where he earned a Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine in 1994. He is the Senior Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Multi Radiance Medical and is involved in numerous research studies involving super pulsed laser. Recently he was invited to speak at the Annual 2014 NATA Symposium, EuroSciCon 2015 London, England and American College of Sports Medicine 2015 on Laser Therapy and a member of the NAALT/WALT Scientific Education Committee for the 2014 Program. He studied the effect of super-pulsed laser and light emitting diodes phototherapy on non-specific knee pain and currently researching laser therapy for sports performance.

Mel Boldt, DDS

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Nick Wise, DC

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