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New York Endodontist Elected American Dental Association’s Second Vice President

October 19, 2020

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CHICAGO, October 19, 2020 — Maria Maranga, D.D.S., an endodontist from Aquebogue, New York, was elected second vice president 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. Maranga will play a crucial role in supporting the ADA’s vision to achieve optimal health for all.

Dr. Maranga has held various leadership positions within the ADA. She was a delegate in the ADA House of Delegates from 2019 to 2020 and was chair of the ADA Council on Membership from 2016 to 2017. She also is a graduate of the ADA Institute for Diversity.

In addition to her ADA membership, Dr. Maranga retains membership with many other professional associations, including New York State Dental Association (NYSDA) – Suffolk County Dental Society, New York State Association of Endodontics, American Association of Endodontists (AAE), American Association of Women Dentists, among others. She was a delegate to NYSDA from 2017 to 2020 and Suffolk County Dental Society president in 2011.

Dr. Maranga has also authored multiple publications, including the AAE Communique Publication on Dental Outreach in Underserved Communities in 2018 and the Sedation in Endodontists chapter within the textbook Sedation in Dentistry in 2018. Additionally, Dr. Maranga is an experienced educator, holding faculty positions at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, NYU Langone Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, New York, and others over the years.

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