Meet The Third District Dental Society 

Officers and Executive Committee


The Officers and Executive Committee are a elected team that work together to bring the best programs, post graduate education, member benefits and other efforts to support the mission of the Third District Dental Society.

They support and work on behalf of the dentist members of the 6 counties that make up the district.

The Executive Committee lead by the Officers meet bi-monthly September to May each year. Video and audio connection to the meetings are now offered so that each member may participate no matter were they reside in the district. 

David Mitola, DDS, President

Dr. Mitola graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1999 and earned his D.D.S. from the University of Maryland Dental School in 2005.  Dr. Mitola completed a post-graduate fellowship in geriatric dentistry at the University of Maryland in 2006.


Dr. Mitola has treated patients in his private practice in Cohoes since 2009.


Professionally, he is a member of the American Dental Association, New York State Dental Association, Past-President of the Troy Dental Study Club, Peer Review committee member for the Third District Dental Society.


Community positions include, Past President of the Cohoes Rotary Club, and Past President of the Board of Directors for the Cohoes Community Center.  

 Our Officers
left to right
Dr. Jane Fa Shieh, Recording Secretary
Dr. Michael Maloney, Treasurer
Dr. Gregory Vallecorsa, Vice President
Dr. David Mitola, President
Dr. Alexander Choe, Immediate Past President
Missing from photo: Dr. Timothy Adams, President Elect

Executive Committee

District Staff

Executive Director

Administrative Assistant

Standing Committees 


Budget and Finance

Chemical Dependency

Clinics and Arrangements

Constitution and By Laws

Continuing Education Committee

Dental Benefits Programs

Dental Health Planning & Hospital Dentistry

District Information


Governmental Affairs

Membership and Communication

New Dentists

Peer Review and Quality Assurance

Professional Liability Insurance




Insurance Ad Hoc

Children's Dental Health


New York State Dental Association




Alternate Delegates             


Council Positions that are only NYSDA positions        

Dental Education and Licensure 




American Dental Association 


Alternate Delegates    


Kathleen Moore

Justin Semerad



Dr. Howard Bresin

Dr. Christopher Walsh

Dr. Lawrence Duda

Dr. Timothy Adams

Drs. David Mitola, Alexander Choe, Anthony Ficara, Kendra Zappia, Michael Maloney

Dr. Gary Goldstein

Dr. Seth Farran

Dr. Gregory Lawless

Dr. Gregory Valecorsa

Dr. Christopher Arena

Dr.. Robert Hill II

Dr. Kendra Zappia

Dr Morgan Fryer

Dr. James DeBonis

Dr. Michael Pasqualli


Dr. Christopher Walsh

Dr. Christopher Maestro, Chair; Lawrence Busino, David Mitola

Dr. Jane Fa Shieh

Dr. Robert Hill II



Dr. Steven Essig

Drs. Adam Edwards, Reed Ference, Michael Maloney, Geoffrey Gamache, Kendra Zappia,

Dr. Gregory Lewis


Dr. Gary Wadhwa

Dr. Geoffrey Gamache

Dr. Reed Ference



Drs. Mark Weinberger and Steven Essig

Drs. David Delaney and  Gary Wadhwa