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Arizona Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

November 10, 2015

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CHICAGO – Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D., a Tucson, Arizona, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was recently installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Klemmedson’s installation took place in Washington, D.C. at the ADA’s 156th Annual Meeting.

Dr. Klemmedson will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Fourteenth District, which encompasses Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The ADA Board of Trustees 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 of Trustees, Dr. Klemmedson will play a major role in the organization’s objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Klemmedson owns a private practice specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Tucson, Arizona, and is an attending oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the cleft palate and craniofacial team at Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitative Services in Tucson. His previous roles in organized dentistry include president of both the Arizona Dental Association and Southern Arizona Dental Society. He also served as president of the Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Arizona Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Klemmedson holds membership in several professional associations. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the Academy of Dentistry International, American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association, American College of Dentists, American Medical Association, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Klemmedson earned his dental degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He has been a member of the ADA since 1986.

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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