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Indiana Dentist Installed as American Dental Association Trustee

October 19, 2020

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CHICAGO, October 19, 2020 — Chad R. Leighty, D.D.S., a general practice dentist in Marion, Indiana, was recently elected as a trustee of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference 2020, a joint meeting of the ADA and Florida Dental Association.

Dr. Leighty will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees from the Seventh District, which includes Indiana and Ohio. 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. Leighty will play a crucial role in supporting the ADA’s vision to achieve optimal health for all.

Dr. Leighty has been an ADA member since 1993 and has held a variety of positions within the ADA. His previous positions include the program chair of the former Council on ADA Sessions, Indiana floor leader as a member of the ADA House of Delegates, Seventh District Representative to the ADA Speaker of the House, as well as serving on multiple ADA committees and task forces.  Additionally, Dr. Leighty has been an active member of various organizations, including the Indiana Dental Association (IDA) holding many affiliations, including IDA president from 2015-2016, as well as past president of the Community Foundation of Grant County. He currently is serving on the Grant County Board of Health. 

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About the ADA

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