Dr. Krishna Aravamudhan Promoted to Vice President of the Practice Institute


A photograph of Dr. Krishna Aravamudhan.
Dr. Krishna Aravamudhan

CHICAGO, July 27, 2022 — The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Krishna Aravamudhan B.D.S., M.S., to Vice President of the Practice Institute.

Dr. Aravamudhan will guide the Institute’s strategic, operational and thought leadership initiatives to accomplish the vision and goals of the Association. She will continue to oversee the Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality and lend oversight responsibility for programs organized under the Center for Dental Practice Policy and the Center for Informatics & Standards. Dr. Aravamudhan will also provide leadership to guide the work of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs and the Council on Dental Practice.

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Aravamudhan to Vice President of the Practice Institute,” stated Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S, Executive Director of ADA. “She continuously demonstrates strong leadership and a smart, future-forward vision for the Practice Institute.”

An ADA employee since 2002, Dr. Aravamudhan has held many critical roles at the ADA and is the 2021 recipient of the Bernard J. Conway Award. This prestigious award is presented annually to one ADA staff person who demonstrates extraordinary service.

“I am honored and excited to lead the ADA’s Practice Institute in service of dentistry,” said Dr. Aravamudhan. “I look forward to leveraging every opportunity to advance the profession and the oral health of the public.”

A resident of Naperville, Il., Dr. Aravamudhan received her Bachelors of Dental Surgery degree from the Bangalore University, India and her Master of Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

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