SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Charles (Chuck) Norman III of Greensboro, N.C., was elected president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the organization's annual meeting in San Francisco this week. He will become ADA president in October, 2013. Founded in 1859, the ADA represents more than 157,000 member dentists from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Norman's leadership in organized dentistry is well documented during his professional career. He is an immediate past trustee of the ADA's 16th district, where he represented North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. As a trustee, Norman chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, and served on other prestigious committees such as Administrative Review, Strategic Planning and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ADA Foundation.
"I ran for the position of president-elect to continue the great work that has begun at the ADA," said Norman. "I envision the ADA as an organization that rigorously advocates for the dental profession and one that is recognized as the world's leading authority on oral health and policy."
Norman has held a number of appointments within the North Carolina Dental Society, including chairman of the Board of Trustees and president. He remains active in local dental groups, including the Third District Dental Society and the Guilford County Dental Society, as well as the UNC Dental Alumni Association from which he won this year's Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, Norman is a past-president of the Dental Foundation of North Carolina.
After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, Norman opened a private dental practice in Greensboro. He and his son, Matt, practice there together currently. Matt Norman is a 2010 D.D.S. graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry.
Norman resides in Greensboro, NC, with his wife Sharon.
SOURCE North Carolina Dental Society