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American Dental Association Installs New President

Maxine Feinberg, D.D.S., to lead ADA through 2015

October 17, 2014

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CHICAGO – Maxine Feinberg, D.D.S., who practices periodontics in Cranford, N.J., was recently installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a recent meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in San Antonio. Dr. Feinberg is the third female to serve as the president of the 158,000-member organization.

Prior to becoming the ADA’s president, Dr. Feinberg served as president elect from 2013 to 2014. A longtime ADA member, Dr. Feinberg’s previous positions in organized dentistry have included serving as Fourth District Trustee to the ADA House of Delegates and as president of the New Jersey Dental Association, the first woman to serve in that position. She also served as president of the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry and as a delegate in both the ADA and New Jersey Dental Association’s House of Delegates.

Dr. Feinberg is a fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

A graduate of New York University and the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Feinberg lives in Westfield, N.J., with her husband, John Wynne, and daughters, Haley and Rebecca. 

Editor’s Note: Photo is available upon request. Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

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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