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Minnesota Dentist Installed as ADA Trustee

October 23, 2012

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CHICAGO, October 23, 2012—James K. Zenk, D.D.S., a general dentist based in Montevideo, Minn., was installed today as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Zenk’s installation took place in San Francisco at the ADA's 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition.

Dr. Zenk will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Tenth District, which represents Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas. 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. Zenk will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Zenk is a past president of the Minnesota Dental Association and has served in the ADA House of Delegates. He also served as president of the Minnesota West Central Dental Society.

Dr. Zenk earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he continues to volunteer as an adjunct faculty member.

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 163,000 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 For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website