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Kansas Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

October 22, 2018

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CHICAGO — Craig W. Herre, D.D.S., a general dentist in Leawood, Kansas, was recently elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Herre’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu. 

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. Herre will play a major role in the ADA’s efforts to be America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Herre served as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates from 2010 to 2018. He recently chaired the ADA Council on Communications and also has served on the ADA’s National Oral Health Literacy Advisory Committee. He was named Dentist of the Year by the Kansas Dental Association in 2017 and previously served as the organization’s president. He was also the president of the Fifth District Dental Society in Kansas. Dr. Herre has earned fellowships from the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Herre graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He practices dentistry in Leawood, Kansas, and is a founding member of the city’s chamber of commerce. Dr. Herre and his wife Joanne have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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