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Arkansas Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

September 09, 2019

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CHICAGO — Terry Fiddler, D.D.S., a dentist in Conway, Arkansas, was installed as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA) in San Francisco at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress 2019.

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

Dr. Fiddler has held a number of leadership positions within the ADA. He has served on the House of Delegates for more than two decades and was chair of the ADA Council on Communications. Dr. Fiddler has also served as the president of Arkansas State Dental Association, and he founded the Arkansas Forensic Identification Team and the Arkansas State Dental Association Peer Review. He has received fellowships from the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Fiddler graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1973. He has been the editor of the journal Arkansas Dentistry for 20 years. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and has served as the executive director of the Arkansas Mission of Mercy for the last 10 years, a nonprofit that provides free dental care to the underserved Arkansas residents as well as people from surrounding states. 

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