5 dentists to know

Five dentists who are elevating the industry:

Editor's note: This list is meant to highlight notable things dentists are doing today. If you would like to recommend a dentist for a future list, email Riz Hatton at rhatton@beckershealthcare.com.

Linda Edgar, DDS. American Dental Association. Dr. Edgar was recently voted president-elect of the American Dental Association. She previously served as a delegate to the ADA House and was a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice.

Dr. Ruba Khader. Community Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Milwaukee). Dr. Khader is the owner of Community Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Her practice is the first in the state to use a dental robot for implant procedures.

David Manzanares, DDS. American Dental Association. Dr. Manzanares was elected second vice president of the American Dental Association Oct. 15. He previously served on the ADA council on communications from 2016 to 2020.

Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS. UCLA School of Dentistry (Los Angeles). Dr. Ramos-Gomez is the chair of the Division of Preventative and Restorative Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He was recently awarded the Oral Health Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

George Shepley, DDS. American Dental Association. Dr. Shepley was installed as the 159th president of the American Dental Association Oct. 18. Prior to his current role, he served as a past president of the Maryland State Dental Association and held several positions within the ADA.

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