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St. Louis Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

September 09, 2019

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CHICAGO — Vincent U. Rapini, D.D.S., a dentist in St. Louis, was recently elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA). As a member of the ADA Board of Trustees, Dr. Rapini will play a major role in the ADA’s efforts to be America’s leading advocate for oral health. His election took place at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.  

Dr. Rapini served as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates from 2011 to 2019. In addition to being a past president of the Missouri Dental Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, he has received fellowships from the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. 

A graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, Dr. Rapini is currently a clinical assistant professor in the department of clinical dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He previously practiced general dentistry in Webster Groves, Missouri. 

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