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Nebraska Dentist Elected as American Dental Association Trustee

October 19, 2020

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CHICAGO, October 19, 2020 — Scott L. Morrison, D.D.S., M.S., a periodontist practicing in Omaha, Nebraska, was recently appointed 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. Morrison will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee for the 10th District, which contains Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. 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. Morrison will play a crucial role in supporting the ADA’s vision to achieve optimal health for all.

Dr. Morrison has been an active member of the ADA since 1990, serving on the ADA Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs and the ADA Council on Government Affairs. He has also acted as a member of the House of Delegates, an American Dental Political Action Committee Action Team Leader and a Lobby Day participant. Dr. Morrison is also a member of the Nebraska Dental Association (NDA), for which he received a number of honors including Outstanding Young Professional in 1996, President's Awards in 2000 and 2003 and induction into the NDA Hall of Fame in 2008. He also served as NDA president in 2005 and 2014 and has chaired the NDA Legislative Council since 2005. Most recently, Dr. Morrison received the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award in 2017.

Dr. Morrison earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1985; completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986; and completed his graduate residency in Periodontics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1989.

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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