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Daniel L Jones, Editor-in-Chief

Daniel L. Jones, DDS, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Over his almost 40-year dental career, Dr Jones has authored, edited, and reviewed for dozens of manuscripts and journals. He was previously an associate editor for the Texas Dental Journal, serving as the guest editor for the annual oral cancer issue. 

Billy Callis, Managing Editor

Billy graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in political science, having taken additional coursework in writing and digital art. After college, Billy lived in Portland, Oregon, where he worked with public schools, providing academic tutoring and social work case management for at-risk youth and families. In 2010, Billy joined the TDA Smiles Foundation, coordinating the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) program. Billy worked with volunteer dentists and local communities throughout the state to manage charity dental events, serving roughly 3,000 patients and engaging thousands of volunteers per year. In 2014, Billy joined the TDA Membership and Administration Department as the publications coordinator. Billy lives with his wife, Laura, a PhD student and assistant instructor in English at the University of Texas, and their black lab, Maggie.

Nicole Scott, Publications Consultant

Nicole graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. While attending school, she reported for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper.  Following graduation, Nicole was a news producer for 2 years at KLBK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Lubbock. Her responsibilities included writing the evening newscasts and collaborating with the reporting and anchor teams to deliver an accurate and timely news product. After moving to Austin, Nicole served as an account executive at MQ&C Advertising and Marketing where she worked for 4 years. She managed a number of accounts, serving as the liaison between the agency and clients. Nicole and her husband Adam are proud parents to Luke, Madeline, and Juliette. 

Barb Donovan, B.S., M.A., TDA Art Director

Barb has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication and a master’s in graphic arts and design. She was an editor and production assistant at LA West magazine and at Ann Fielder’s Creations – designing and producing custom invitations for the stars! In her spare time she plays competitive softball, earning a national championship in 2000, has released several original music CDs, and runs a Texas Hold'em poker club.




Editorial Advisory Board
  • Ronald C. Auvenshine, DDS, PhD
  • Barry K. Bartee, DDS, MD
  • Patricia L. Blanton, PhD, DDS
  • William C. Bone, DDS
  • Phillip M. Campbell, DDS, MSD
  • Michaell Huber, DDS
  • Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD
  • Larry D. Jones, DDS
  • Paul A. Kennedy Jr, DDS, MS
  • Scott R. Makins, DDS
  • Daniel Perez, DDS
  • William F. Wathen, DMD
  • Robert C. White, DDS
  • Leighton A. Wier, DDS
  • Douglas B. Willingham, DDS