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Oklahoma Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

November 10, 2015

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CHICAGO – Raymond A. Cohlmia, D.D.S., an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, general dentist and Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, was recently installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Cohlmia’s installation took place in Washington, D.C. at the ADA’s 156th Annual Meeting.

Dr. Cohlmia will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Twelfth District, which encompasses Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The ADA Board of Trustees 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 of Trustees, Dr. Cohlmia will play a major role in the organization’s objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

In addition to his role as Dean, Dr. Cohlmia is also an associate clinical professor and instructor at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. His previous roles at the ADA include positions on the Council on Membership, Committee on Strategic Planning and Committee on the New Dentist. He is past-president of both the Oklahoma Dental Association and the Oklahoma County Dental Society, and for thirteen years served as editor of the Oklahoma Dental Association Journal.

Dr. Cohlmia earned his dental degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He and his wife, Sherry, reside in northwest Oklahoma City and have three children, Derek, Brandon and Joshua.

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The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 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