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Florida Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, D.M.D., M.S., installed during ADA meeting in Washington, D.C.

November 10, 2015

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CHICAGO – Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, D.M.D., M.S., who practices periodontics in Miami, Florida, was recently elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Washington, D.C.

Irene Marron-Tarrazzi, D.M.D., M.S.

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. Marron-Tarrazzi will play a major role in the ADA’s organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi has been an ADA member for 12 years and has served in many leadership positions within organized dentistry, including president of the South Florida District Dental Association and treasurer of the Florida Dental Association Political Action Committee. She is also a member of the ADA New Dentist Committee, an alumna of the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and a speaker for the ADA Success Program.

Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi is also a member of several professional dental organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Association of Women Dentists and Hispanic Dental Association. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi studied dentistry at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She completed her post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Certificate in Periodontology and Master of Science degree, and in 2003, Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi earned her dental degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University and the University of Florida Hialeah Dental Clinic.

Dr. Marron-Tarrazzi owns a private practice in Miami, Florida.

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