Meet the Officers

 
 
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Dr. Karen Rattan | Faculty Advisor

Dr. Karen Rattan graduated with her DMD from University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1990 and then attended OU AEGD Program from 1990-1991. She worked part time at OU College of Dentistry from 1991-1996 while building a private practice and then became full time faculty in January of 2014 until present as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She is a member of ADA, ODA, AGD, OAWD, Pierre Fauchard, and American College of Dentists. In her free time she loves to scuba dive at exotic places around the world and loves riding and taking care of her three horses. She has one daughter who is an engineer, Captain in the US Army and flies Blackhawk helicopters. She has a son who is in college at the University of Texas and is an incredible musician. Dr. Rattan is honored to be a part of ASDA and represent this organization as Faculty Advisor!

 
 
 
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Brittany Hand '20 | President

Brittany grew up in Altus, OK where she has wanted to be a dentist since she was in 6th grade. Dentistry was always appealing because it was the perfect mix of art and science. It was a way to combine her characteristics of loving to help people, communicating well, and wanting to make a difference. She attended Texas A&M University where she graduated in 2015 with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. When she isn’t studying and being active in ASDA and other organizations, she loves to spend time with her husband and dogs, friends, and family.

 
 
 
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Lynna Van '19 | Immediate Past President

Lynna (pronounced "lee-nuh") grew up in small-town Chelsea, Oklahoma, and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tulsa. Lynna is passionate about dentistry because the profession encompasses all aspects that she desires in a career: science, art, entrepreneurship, community, and the ability to go into academia. When she's not spreading ASDA fever, you can find her at a vintage market, in her home craft studio, or accumulating gnarly bruises from clumsy falls.

 
 
 
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Mary Temple-Goins '20 | Vice President

Mary attended Oklahoma State University where she obtained a B.S. in Animal Science: Animal Biotechnology Technology. When she is not in school, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and of course her husband Michael and her 5 fur babies (4 dogs and a cat). After graduation, she and her husband will return to her home community of Pauls Valley, OK where she can practice dentistry while helping manage her family cattle ranch, Temple Ranches.

 
 
 
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Dylan Droege '20 | Treasurer

Dylan is a proud Texan that somehow ended up at the University of Oklahoma for undergrad, where he received his B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies, emphasis in Business Administration. He loves reading books, listening to music, eating Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream, and drinking Ozarka water - as long as it was bottled in Texas.

 
 
 
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Jacy Glover '20 | Secretary

Jacy Rae was Sooner born and Sooner bred in Norman, OK where she attended the University of Oklahoma and received her Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2015. Concurrently, she received an associate degree in American Sign Language from OSUOKC.  Jacy Rae was sold on dentistry in 6th grade when she was visiting her orthodontist every six weeks; she realized that dentistry combined her love of working with her hands and serving people.  When she is not in school, she is likely enjoying a sunset from Lake Thunderbird, spending time with her family and friends or sewing.

 
 
 
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Kate Littlefield '20 | Vendor Coordinator

Kate grew up in Tulsa, OK as the youngest of five siblings. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Kate loves the hands-on experience that dentistry has to offer, as well as the unique opportunity it poses for consistent patient relationships. In her spare time, Kate loves spending time with her family and her dog, Augustus, doing crossword puzzles, and exploring OKC’s multitude of patios. 

 
 
 
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Cheryl Fleming '20 | Vendor Coordinator

When Cheryl told her mom in 7th grade she wanted to be a dentist, she made her volunteer as an assistant in a pediatric office. She completely fell in love with dentistry because of its perfect combination of art, meeting new people, and helping those she loves. Cheryl graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Arkansas Tech University where she also ran cross country. When she is not busy studying, you can find Cheryl creating new recipes from dishes she tries at restaurants and exploring new places in OKC. She also enjoys painting, playing the piano, and being outdoors.

 
 
 
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Gabe Duffy '20 | Legislative Liaison

Gabe grew up in southeastern Oklahoma as the fourth of six brothers.  He attended Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in managerial studies.  Upon graduation, Gabe embarked on a career as a project manager in the aerospace industry.  After enjoying many years in this field, Gabe decided to follow his passion for science, art, and serving others, and pursue a profession in dentistry.  He loves spending time with his wife and baby daughter, hiking, camping, and any other activity that allows him to be outdoors.

 
 
 
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Berlian Jeffery '20 | Publications Editor

Berlian graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a B.S. in Biology and French and Chemistry minors. She loved school and Baylor (Sic ‘em) so much that she decided to stay and earn a Master in Public Health in Community Health Education with a concentration on Global Health. When she is not at school learning the ropes of the dental profession, she loves to spend time with her family, Floof (nickname for her Schnoodle pup, Jasper), and friends (alliterations are amazing).

 
 
 
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Tendai Dandajena '20 | Membership Coordinator

Tendai grew up in the Oklahoma City/Edmond area of Oklahoma. She is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is now a third year dental student at the College of Dentistry. Tendai is an avid traveler and enjoys spending time in new destinations, trying new restaurants in Oklahoma City, and relaxing wth friends.

 
 
 
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Ashley Long '20 | Historian

Ashley grew up in Benton, Kansas which is located just east of Wichita. She attended McPherson College and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.  Ashley chose to pursue Dentistry as a career because she loves the combination of art and science, enjoys interacting with patients and wants to have opportunities to give back to her community. When not at school, Ashley enjoys going to the lake, watching sporting events, and hanging with her family and friends, including her husband, Cole, and her two dogs, Mac and Marlee.