WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association has named Michael Graham Senior Vice President of its Division of Government and Public Affairs, based in Washington. Mr. Graham will assume full duties effective Jan. 3, 2011.
Mr. Graham joined the ADA in 1995 and has more than 30 years of government affairs experience in the federal and state legislative arenas.
Before joining the ADA, Mr. Graham was the director of legislative affairs for the National Association for Medical Equipment Services and associate director, Office of Government Relations for the National Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. He has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a B.A. degree from The Catholic University of America.
Mr. Graham is a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve and served on active duty in Iraq as the Chief of Staff for the Law and Order Task Force.
About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at www.ada.org
SOURCE American Dental Association