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Pennsylvania Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

Thomas W. Gamba, D.D.S., installed during ADA meeting in San Antonio

October 15, 2014

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CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2014 – Thomas W. Gamba, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Philadelphia, was recently elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Dr. Gamba’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio.

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 ADA Board, Dr. Gamba will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Gamba has been an ADA member for more than 40 years, and has served in many leadership positions within organized dentistry, including President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) and PDA Speaker of the House. He has also served on the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs and the Council on ADA Sessions.

Dr. Gamba is also a member of numerous professional dental organizations, including the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Gamba graduated from Temple University's School of Dentistry in 1976.  He practices general dentistry and also teaches at his alma mater. He has published several articles on the importance of ethics in dental practice.

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About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 159,000 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 ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org