ADHA President 2017-2018


Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS, of Mosinee, Wis., is the 2017-2018 President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).

A member of the ADHA since 1986, Filipiak has served the organization in a wide range of areas, including council member and chair, as a member of the task force that developed the Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice and as District VII trustee. She also has held a number of leadership positions within the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association, including a term as the organization’s president. She also has been recognized for her leadership with numerous awards, including a presidential citation from the ADHA in recognition of her leadership and vision. She also was awarded the 2003 Butler/RDH Health Gums Healthy Life Award of Distinction, and in 2012 was recognized as one of “Six Dental Hygienists You Should Know” by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

A dental hygienist with 30 years of experience in clinical, educational and management settings, Filipiak joined Midwest Dental in 2004 as its director of dental hygiene; was promoted to the director of clinical development in 2010; and in 2015 was named the company’s vice president of clinical development, in addition to serving as its compliance officer. She earned her dental hygiene degree from Northcentral Technical College, her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Upper Iowa University and her Master of Science degree in organizational leadership and quality from Marian University. Filipiak and her husband have two children, and she enjoys outdoor activities, including biking, running and golf.