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CHICAGO, Ill., USA: Charles H. Norman III, DDS, who practices general dentistry in Greensboro, N.C., is the 2013-2014 president of the American Dental Association. Norman’s induction as the association’s 150th president took place during the ADA’s Annual Session, held recently in New Orleans. As the ADA’s president, Norman will lead the 157,000-member organization.
An ADA member for 36 years, Norman is a past trustee of the ADA’s 16th District, which represents Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. As trustee, he served on several board committees, including Administrative Review, Strategic Planning and ADA Business Enterprises Inc. Structure/Governance.
Norman chaired the Budget and Finance Committee and served as an ADA Board of Trustees liaison to the ADA Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Programs as well as the ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure. He is a former chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice and has chaired the ADA Well-Being and Dental Practice Indicators committees. Norman is also a former member of the ADA Foundation Board.
A 1977 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, Norman is a former president of the school’s Dental Foundation Board. He also is a former president of the North Carolina Dental Society and its Third District Dental Society.
Norman is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
In addition to sharing a dental practice with his son, Dr. Matt Norman, Norman has a long history of volunteering his time to North Carolina Missions of Mercy, Health Serve Ministry, Give Kids a Smile and other local community outreach programs.
Other ADA officers named
Maxine Feinberg, DDS, was chosen as the ADA’s new president-elect. Feinberg will serve as president-elect for one year and will assume the role of president of the ADA in October 2014. Feinberg formerly served as Fourth District Trustee to the ADA House of Delegates and is a former president of the New Jersey Dental Association, the first woman to serve in that position. A graduate of New York University and the New York University College of Dentistry, Feinberg maintains a private practice in periodontics in Cranford, N.J.
Jonathan Shenkin, DDS, was named second vice president. Shenkin will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the second vice president. The ADA Board formulates and reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the members of the ADA’s governing body, the ADA House of Delegates. Shenkin is a former president of the Maine Dental Association and former chair of the ADA Council on Communications. He currently serves as an ADA spokesperson on pediatric dentistry issues. Shenkin earned his dental degree from Columbia University in New York and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he also earned a Certificate in Health Care Finance and Management. Shenkin practices pediatric dentistry in Augusta, Maine.
Andrew J. Kwasny, DMD, will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Third District, which encompasses the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kwasny attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned advanced degrees in microbiology, dentistry and orthodontics. He practices orthodontics in Erie, Pa.
Jeffrey M. Cole, DDS, MBA, will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Fourth District, which encompasses the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Island as well as the Federal Dental Services. Cole earned his dental degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and a master’s of business administration from the Fox School of Business and Management of Temple University in Philadelphia. Cole maintains a private practice in Wilmington, Del.
Alvin W. Stevens Jr., DMD, will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Fifth District, which encompasses the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Stevens earned his dental degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and serves as an associate professor at the school’s Department of Periodontology. He also maintains a private periodontics practice in Birmingham.
Gary E. Jeffers, DMD, will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the trustee from the Ninth District, which encompasses the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. Jeffers earned his dental degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and certificates in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesiology at Emory University Schools of Dentistry/Medicine in Atlanta. He is the director of Dental Admissions at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.
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