Immediate Past President, Maine Dental Association and Long Term Delegate to the American Dental Association
Demi Kouzounas, a graduate from University of Maine at Orono, graduated in 1981 from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She and her husband (Joseph G. Penna, DMD) then joined the U. S. Army, serving in the 86th Medical Detachment in Giessen, Germany from 1981-1984. They own two practices, Dunstan Dental Center in Scarborough (for the last 28 years) and Northwoods Dental in Skowhegan (for the last two years.)
The success of the practices has allowed Demi to do more volunteer work in the community. She is one of the founders of Bright Smiles (a free children’s clinic in Portland) which has for the last 7 years seen children who may have newly immigrated or do not have MaineCare coverage. She also is the cofounder of ‘Dentists Who Care for ME’ which gives a day of free care. For the last five years, the participating dentists have seen more than 2,600 needy Mainers and have donated more than $700,000 of free care.
Dr. Kouzounas has been involved in several dental organizations, including as a representative of the Greater Portland Dental Society, as a Pierre Fauchard Fellow, and as a fellow of the International College of Dentists in which she was the past deputy regent for Maine.
Dr. Demi Kouzounas is the president of the Maine Dental Association and has been very involved legislatively concerning access-to-care issues. Joe and Demi live in Saco, Maine, and have two grown children, Dr. Nichol Penna and Joseph W. Penna; and a son-in-law, Dr. Douglas Delli Colli.