Officers

President

Dr. Harry Ringer

Dr. Harry Ringer graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1982. He went on to be a software engineer for ten years with Honeywell, Inc. He returned to school, graduating with a degree in dental surgery from the University Of Southern California in 1996. He maintains a private, boutique style, family and cosmetic practice in Costa Mesa, California, emphasizing contemporary and esthetic dentistry in a caring, family atmosphere. Dr. Ringer stays current with contemporary trends in dentistry through constant on-going education, especially through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, of which he is a sustaining member and is currently going through the accreditation process. He completed a residency in contemporary dentistry at Esthetic Professionals, in Tarzana, California. He is a member of the American, California and Orange County Dental Societies, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and a member of the OCACD since its inception.

Vice President
Dr. David Wilhelm

Dr. Wilhelm attended the University of Oregon on a baseball scholarship. He graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1969. Upon graduating from dental school, he spent four years in the United States Navy, being honorably discharged as a Lt. Commander in 1973. He subsequently opened a new dental office in Huntington Beach, California. In 2007 he opened Newport Dental Arts, a new state of the art dental office in Newport Beach, California. He is a member of the American Dental Society, the California Dental Society, and the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been in the Orange County Dental Academy for 30 years, and served as a Board Member for 25 years. He has also served in the Orange County Dental Society for 20 years, including being the Subcommittee Chairman and the Committee Chairman. Dr. Wilhelm is passionate about dentistry, and has lectured on laser dentistry and CAD/CAM dentistry.

Secretary

Dr. Donald “Pat” Tormey

Dr. Tormey graduated from the University of Southern California in 1959. He continued on at the University in a part-time faculty position in the Fixed Prosthodontic Department for the next 21 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Tormey holds a Fellowship, Mastership and is a recipient of The Lifelong Learning and Service Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. He was President of the Century Club at USC. He was a Founder of the Orange County Dental Academy and directed it for 50 years. Dr. Tormey served on The Dentists Company and Peer Review Councils for the California Dental Association and chaired the Peer Review Committee for the Orange County Dental Society. He was also Chairman of the St. Jude Medical Center Memorial Foundation. He maintains a private practice in Fullerton, CA.

Treasurer

Dr. Steve Richardson

Dr. Steven Richardson earned both his Bachelor of Science (B.S. 1981) in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S. 1985) degrees from The University of Southern California. He has maintained a family centered and cosmetic focused dental practice in North Orange County for more than 25 years, first in Fullerton and currently in Brea, California. His lifelong dental passion is to have every restoration look indistinguishable from nature at its best. Dr Richardson is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Orange County Dental Society.

Immediate
Past President
Dr. Douglas Wall

Dr. Wall received his dental degree from Loyola University School of Dental Surgery, in 1982.  After completing a general practice residency at Long Beach Veterans Hospital, he began his private practice in Long Beach, California.  He has earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is Board Certified in Orofacial Pain.  He is a past president of the Harbor Dental Society.  He also served as a member of the Judicial Council for the California Dental Association.  He is a member of numerous organizations and is on the board for Harbor Dental Society, Western Society of Periodontology, and the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He holds a part-time faculty position at UCLA and USC in the Orofacial Pain Departments with a focus on the education for the residents involved in  two-year post-gradute programs .  He is on staff at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and is involved with outpatient dental care in the operating room.

Board Member
Dr. Jack Ringer

Dr. Ringer is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, has been in private practice for over 30 years in Anaheim Hills, California, has been teaching at various dental teaching institutions for almost 25 years and has published several articles in the field of contemporary esthetic dentistry. He served less then a year on the ABCD before serving as President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a co-founder and past president of the Orange County Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a faculty mentor at Spear Education in Scottsdale Az., and a member of the Seattle Study Club Speaker Bureau.