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Missouri Dentist Installed as ADA Trustee

October 23, 2012

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CHICAGO, October 23, 2012—Mark R. Zust, D.D.S., a dentist in general practice in St. Peters, Mo., was installed today as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Zust’s installation took place in San Francisco at the ADA's 153rd Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition.

Dr. Zust will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Sixth District, which represents Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. 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. Zust will play a major role in the ADA's organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Zust is a former president of the Missouri Dental Association (MDA) and of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society and has served in the ADA House of Delegates. The MDA honored him as Dentist of the Year in 1992.

Dr. Zust earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School and has been in private practice since 1974.

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