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Montana Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

Represents Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska

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CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2010— Roger L. Kiesling, D.D.S., a Helena, Mont., dentist, was installed today as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Kiesling’s installation took place in Orlando, Fla., at the ADA's 151st Annual Session.

Dr. Kiesling will serve on the ADA Board as the trustee from the Eleventh District (Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.) 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. Kiesling will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Kiesling is a past president of the Montana Dental Association and past chairman of the American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice. He recently completed a four-year term on the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure.

Dr. Kiesling began his service to the profession at the national level when he was selected to represent the ADA Eleventh District on the Commission on the Young Professional (currently the Committee on the New Dentist) at the ADA from 1988 to 1991. He served as a member of the ADA Future of Dentistry Oversight Committee from 1999 through 2001 and served three years on the ADA Dental Practice Parameters Committee in the mid-1990s. Dr. Kiesling served for 12 years as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates and was on three ADA House of Delegates Reference Committees, once as chairman.

Dr. Kiesling is a 1979 honors graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He is currently a lead visiting faculty member of the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fla. He has taught annually at the Pankey Institute since 1992.

Dr. Kiesling has been married to his wife Linda for 36 years. They have four adult children, Robyn, Andrea, Brandon and Taylor. They have one grandchild, Chase. Their son Brandon is currently a third-year dental student at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.