“I have known Dr. Greg Chadwick as president of ADA and it’s wonderful he will now be president-elect of FDI for two years and then automatically be president for two more years,” said Dr. Kell. “He will be great for the FDI and I have every confidence he will continue to lead the world to optimal oral health. I’m so excited for his presidency.”
Dr. Chadwick served for six years as speaker of the FDI General Assembly, and makes him another American president, with Dr. Kell serving as FDI president from 2017-19.
Dr. Chadwick, a native of North Carolina, is dean of the East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine and served as ADA president from 2001–2002 and trustee from 1996-2000.
In an interview with ADA News, Dr. Chadwick said he looks forward to the next two years, when he can do on-the-job training for the leadership role, and sees opportunities — not challenges — in the future.
Leading the organization though COVID-19 and its aftermath will be high on his list.
“In the short term, I want patients back in dental offices and offices back in business,” he said.
The shortage of allied staffing is another opportunity he wants to address.
“It’s an international issue, not just an Illinois issue or a North Carolina issue,” Dr. Chadwick said.