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Dr. W. Mark Donald elected Speaker of the House

September 09, 2019
Dr. W. Mark Donald
Elected: Dr. W. Mark Donald thanks the House of Delegates in San Francisco Monday for their vote. Photo by EZ Event Photography.
San Francisco — Dr. W. Mark Donald, a general dentist in Louisville, Mississippi, was elected Speaker of the House of Delegates Monday.

Dr. Donald has served as speaker, president and as an ADA delegate with the Mississippi Dental Association. In addition, he served as speaker and president with the Academy of General Dentistry and as president of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation.

Other experience includes serving as a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice in 2018; as chair, vice chair, secretary/treasurer and parliamentarian of the ADA 5th District; and as Mississippi Mission of Mercy Project chair in 2011, 2013 and 2019. Dr. Donald is a 1988 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry where he has also taught as an adjunct faculty since 2015.

Dr. Donald replaces outgoing Speaker Glen D. Hall, of Abilene, Texas, who served two terms. Per ADA Bylaws, the speaker may hold the office for two consecutive three-year terms.