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Florida Dental Educator Elected ADA Trustee

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CHICAGO, October 27, 2008—Dr. Samuel B. Low, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., professor of Periodontology and associate dean at the College of Dentistry, University of Florida, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Low's installation took place in San Antonio at the ADA's 149th Annual Session, October 16-21.

Dr. Low will serve on the ADA Board as the trustee from the 17th District (Florida). The ADA Board formulates and reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the members of the ADA's governing body, the House of Delegates. As a member of the Board, Dr. Low will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Low is a past president of the Florida Dental Association and was a Delegate in both the ADA and Florida House of Delegates. He is also the president-elect of the American Academy of Periodontology.

He was honored as the Florida Dental Association’s "Dentist of the Year" and received the Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award.

A graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Dr. Low received a Masters degree in education from the University of Florida. He maintains a private practice in periodontics and placement of implants.

About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.