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Florida Dentist Installed as ADA Trustee

October 23, 2012

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CHICAGO, October 23, 2012—Terry L. Buckenheimer, D.M.D., F.A.C.D., a general dentist based in Tampa, Fla., was installed today as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Buckenheimer’s installation took place in San Francisco at the ADA's 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition.

Dr. Buckenheimer will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the 17th District, which represents Florida. 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 ADA Board, Dr. Buckenheimer will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Buckenheimer is president-elect of the Florida Dental Association and has served in the ADA House of Delegates as Chair of Florida’s Delegation. He also served as president of the Hillsborough County Dental Association, West Coast District Dental Association and the Florida Dental Health Foundation.

Dr. Buckenheimer earned his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh and received his undergraduate degree in biology from West Virginia University.

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