11 things to know about the ADA's president-elect

George Shepley, DDS, was named president-elect of the American Dental Association on Oct. 16.

Here are 11 things to know about Dr. Shepley:

  1. Dr. Shepley is a dentist in Baltimore, where he has practiced since 1978.
  2. He earned his dental degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown in 1977.
  3. Before being named president-elect of the ADA, he served as the association's Fourth District trustee.
  4. He previously served as chair of the ADA's council on communications, its budget and finance committee and its committee on annual meetings. Additionally, he served two terms on the ADA's state public affairs oversight committee.
  5. Dr. Shepley has worked as a board liaison to the ADA's council on members insurance, the American Student Dental Association, the council on government affairs and the American Dental Political Action Committee.
  6. Dr. Shepley is a past president of the Maryland State Dental Association and remains a member of the group, serving on its company Board and its legislative committee.
  7. He is a past president of the Baltimore City Dental Society and the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry.
  8. He recently spent six years as a trustee for the Academy of General Dentistry, for which he was also chair of the dental education council and the division coordinator for the dental education division.
  9. Dr. Shepley has earned fellowships from several organizations, including the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
  10. Dr. Shepley taught dental ethics from 2009-12 at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore.
  11. Since 1990, he has participated in the Donated Dental Services Program, which provides free treatment to people in need, including those with disabilities and the elderly.

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