International College of Dentists USA Section elects new president
February 06, 2018
The International College of Dentists USA Section announced in January it elected Dr. Joseph R. Kenneally as its 84th president during the ICD USA annual meeting in Atlanta.
Dr. Kenneally's new role comes after previously serving as president of the worldwide International College of Dentists in 2014-15.
Dr. Kenneally, of Kennebunk, Maine, who earned his dental degree in 1981 from Tufts University, currently maintains a private dental practice in Biddeford, Maine, and serves as a trustee at the University of New England.
Two years after following his graduation from Tufts, he served as chair of an effort to bring community water fluoridation to the Biddeford-Saco Water District. The success of the campaign led him to serve in multiple roles in organized dentistry, according to a news release.
In 1995, he was inducted into the International College of Dentists and became the deputy regent for Maine in 1997. ICD USA awarded him the Distinguished Deputy Regent award in 2002.
In addition, Dr. Kenneally served on the executive board of the Maine Dental Association from 1987 to 2017, and chaired six of its councils or committees, including the Maine Dental Political Action Committee. Dr. Kenneally served as vice president of the American Dental Association in 1997-98, and served as chair of the ADA Council on Membership in 1995-96.