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Dr. Cesar R. Sabates is ADA president-elect

Dr. Maria C. Maranga elected second vice president

October 19, 2020

By Kimber Solana

In balloting Monday at the ADA House of Delegates, Dr. Cesar R. Sabates, of Coral Gables, Florida, was voted president-elect.
   
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Dr. Sabates
Dr. Sabates previously served as the 17th District trustee for the ADA Board of Trustees from 2016 to 2020 and as a delegate in the ADA House of Delegates from 2000 to 2016. He is also past president of the Florida Dental Association and South Florida District Dental Association.

Dr. Sabates received his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Hispanic Dental Association, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
   
“Mr. Speaker [and] members of the House, I don’t have the words to express my gratitude to all of you. Thank you so much,” Dr. Sabates said following his election. Dr. Sabates also thanked his district, campaign team, ADA President Chad P. Gehani and his family.

“Recently, I had a new grandson,” he said. “This year has been a terrible year for all of us. But I turned 60, I have my grandson, and I have my health. And now I’m the president-elect for the American Dental Association.”

Second vice president

Also in balloting Monday at the House, Dr. Maria C. Maranga, of Aquebogue, New York, was voted second vice president.
   
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Dr. Maranga
Dr. Maranga is a past chair of the ADA Council on Membership and past president of the Suffolk County Dental Society. In addition, she has served as a delegate in the ADA House of Delegates, president of the New York State Association of Endodontists and academic affairs director of the American Association of Women Dentists.

Dr. Maranga received her dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Association of Women Dentists, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.

“This has been truly an amazing journey. I have spoken to so many of you across our ADA family, and this is only the beginning. Thank you for your support,” Dr. Maranga said after her election. “I am here to listen to this House of Delegates and strongly represent you. Please reach out with any concerns. I will remain your voice. I’m ready to meet the challenge.”