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American Dental Association Installs President and President-Elect

2012-2013 President Dr. Robert A. Faiella, President-Elect Dr. Charles H. Norman III

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CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 – The American Dental Association (ADA) today installed Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.SC., of Osterville, Mass., as president and Charles H. Norman III, D.D.S., of Greensboro, N.C., as president-elect. The installations took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Francisco.

Dr. Robert A. Faiella

 As the ADA’s new president, Dr. Faiella will lead the 157,000-member organization, America’s leading advocate for oral health, for one year.  Prior to becoming president, Dr. Faiella served as the ADA’s president-elect from 2011-2012.

Dr. Faiella’s prior roles with the ADA include serving for four years on the ADA Board as the trustee from the 1st District, which represents Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  He has served on various councils and committees, including terms as chair of the Compensation Committee and the ADA Electronic Health Record Workgroup. In addition, Dr. Faiella served from 2009 to 2011 as chairman and sole director of ADA Business Enterprises, Inc., (ADABEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA.

Dr. Faiella is a former president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He earned his pre-doctoral education from Villanova University, receiving two Bachelor of Science degrees and a D.M.D. degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. He earned his graduate training in periodontology as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Masters of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Charles H. Norman III

In balloting at the House of Delegates Monday, Oct. 22, Dr. Norman was voted the ADA’s president-elect. After serving a one-year term as president-elect, Dr. Norman will be slated to succeed Dr. Faiella as ADA president when the ADA’s House of Delegates reconvenes in New Orleans in 2013.

An ADA member for 35 years, Dr. Norman is immediate past trustee of the ADA’s 16th District, which represents Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. As trustee, he served on several Board committees, including Administrative Review, Strategic Planning and ADABEI Structure/Governance. Dr. Norman chaired the Budget and Finance Committee and served as a Board liaison to the Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs, as well as the Council on Dental Education and Licensure. He is a past chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice and has chaired the ADA Well-Being and Dental Practice Indicators committees.

A 1977 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Dr. Norman is a past president of the university’s Foundation Board. He also is a past president of the North Carolina Dental Society and its 3rd District Dental Society.

Dr. Norman is a member of the North Carolina State Healthcare Commission, Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

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About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 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 www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.