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Former ADA trustee Donald L. Seago, D.D.S., dies at age 77

September 02, 2021

By Mary Beth Versaci

Donald L. Seago, D.D.S., who served as an American Dental Association trustee from 2009 through 2013, died Aug. 19 at age 77.

Dr. Seago, who lived in Mississippi, had been the trustee for the 5th District. He also served the ADA as chair of the 5th District Caucus, member of the Reference Committee on Dental Education and Related Matters, and delegate in the ADA House of Delegates.

A former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Seago was president of the Mississippi Dental Association and a trustee and delegate for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Seago attended Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, according to his obituary. He practiced oral surgery from 1973 until 2019.

Dr. Seago's favorite pastimes included playing golf with his friends, attending Mississippi State University sporting events and volunteering with Meadowbrook Church of Christ in Jackson, Mississippi, his obituary stated.

Dr. Seago is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosemary; four children, Paul (Gail), Lee (Gina), David (Stacy) and Andrew; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, according to his obituary. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.