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South Florida Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

October 24, 2016

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CHICAGO — Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S., a dentist practicing in Coral Gables, Florida, was recently installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Sabates’ installation took place in Denver, Colorado, at the ADA’s 157th Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Sabates will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Seventeenth District, which encompasses Florida. 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. Sabates will play a major role in the organization’s objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Sabates currently serves on the ADA’s Budget Finance and Administrative Review Committee, and is chair on the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations. He’s also a member of the ADA House of Delegates. An active member of the Florida Dental Association, Dr. Sabates served as its president in 2010-2011. In 2000-2001, Dr. Sabates was president of the South Florida District Dental Association/East Coast District Dental Society. He is also president of the Dental Lifeline Network, Florida, and a past president of the American Brotherhood of Latin American Dentists, Latin American Academy of Osseointegrated Dental Implants, and the West Dade District Dental Society. He is a founding board member of the US National Oral Health Alliance and has also served as an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Dr. Sabates was born in Camaguey, Cuba. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, and completing an Advanced Education Dentistry residency there, Dr. Sabates returned to South Florida. He has been in private practice, with an emphasis on implant and complex restorative patients, since 1988. 

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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