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Pennsylvania Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

October 23, 2017

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mediarelations@ada.org

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2017 – Linda K. Himmelberger, D.M.D., a general dentist practicing in Devon, Pennsylvania, was recently installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Himmelberger’s installation took place in Atlanta, Georgia, at the ADA’s 158th Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Himmelberger will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Third District, which encompasses Pennsylvania. 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. Himmelberger will play a major role in the organization’s objective to be America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Himmelberger has been an active member of the American Dental Association since 1982 and has served in the House of Delegates and on numerous committees, councils and taskforces. Dr. Himmelberger also served as the president, vice president and secretary of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA). As a member of the PDA’s PADIT “Go” Team, she assisted in the identification of victims of three major airplane crashes, including those of United Flight 93 in September 2001.  

Dr. Himmelberger is involved with a number of other dental organizations including the American Association of Dental Boards, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society of Forensic Odontology. 

Dr. Himmelberger graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1979 and has been in private practice since 1981. She has also worked for the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) since 1998 and was deployed to Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the past 15 years, Dr. Himmelberger has served as the co-chair of the Dental Society of Chester County & Delaware County’s Give Kids A Smile program.  

Dr. Himmelberger has been honored with several professional awards including the Distinguished Dentist Citation and the Shira Award for Philanthropy, both from the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In addition, Dr. Himmelberger is a recipient of the PDA’s Distinguished Service Award. 

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 161,000 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