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Dr. Summerhays is ADA president-elect

October 13, 2014
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Thank you: Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays thanks the ADA House of Delegates Oct. 13 upon learning she was chosen president-elect. Photo by EZ Event Photography
In balloting at the House of Delegates today, Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays of San Diego, was elected president-elect of the American Dental Association.

"Thank you so much from my heart," the new president-elect said, addressing the House. "I look forward to working with you over the coming years for a better ADA."

An ADA member for 36 years, Dr. Summerhays is immediate past trustee of the ADA's 13th District (California).
    
As trustee, Dr. Summerhays served on several Board committees and chaired the ADA Compensation Committee and the ADA Governance Committee.
    
A 1978 graduate of the University of Southern California, Dr. Summerhays is past president of the California Dental Association.
    
She is a member of the American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association and the Pankey Institute.    
    
Dr. Summerhays will succeed Dr. Maxine Feinberg as ADA president when the House reconvenes in Washington D.C. next fall.