New York Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association

Oct 13, 2010, 11:11 ET from American Dental Association

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William R. Calnon, D.D.S., who practices general dentistry in Rochester, New York, was elected today as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA).  Dr. Calnon's election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Calnon will assume the ADA presidency in October 2011, when he will lead the more than 157,000-member organization, America's leading advocate for oral health.  

Dr. Calnon has just completed a four-year term on the ADA Board as the trustee from the Second District, which represents New York.  Dr. Calnon's previous responsibilities with the ADA include serving on the Council on Dental Practice and on key committees and subcommittees, including one on ergonomics and disability support services.

He is a past president of the New York State Dental Association, the Seventh District Dental Society and Monroe County Dental Society.  In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.    

Dr. Calnon graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University and received his dental degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Calnon and his wife, Mary Kay, reside in Spencerport and are the parents of two sons, Christopher and Timothy.

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SOURCE American Dental Association