National Dental Association elects Dr. Joe O'Neal president: 3 insights

The National Dental Association elected Joe O'Neal, DDS, president, according to WREG Memphis.

Here are three insights:

1. Dr. O'Neal is the first dentist from West Tennessee to be elected president of the National Dental Association.

2. For the past 41 years, Dr. O'Neal led a private practice in Memphis, Tenn. He also served in the Army Reserve's Medical Unit for 28 years, retiring as a Colonel.

3. Dr. O'Neal is the 94th National Dental Association President. The dental group held its Inauguration and Scholarship Gala, Dec. 9, in Memphis, Tenn., to honor Dr. O'Neal.

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