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Johnson & Johnson, DENTSPLY Representatives Join ADA Foundation Board of Directors


Chicago, Sept.  11, 2015 – The ADA Foundation this week elected four new members to its Board of Directors, including dental industry representatives from Johnson & Johnson and DENTSPLY, and also elected three current Board members to its Executive Committee.

“We are honored to welcome four new Directors to join the ADA Foundation Board. We welcome their new ideas and suggestions. We are also very fortunate to have three highly qualified individuals join the ADAF Executive Committee. Each of these new officers brings a demonstrated commitment to the important work of the ADA Foundation, and their experience as a director will be valuable,” said Reneida E. Reyes, D.D.S., M.P.H., president of the ADA Foundation and a pediatric dentist in Brooklyn, N.Y. “This is a very strong Board of Directors, working for the fulfillment of the important ADAF mission of charitable assistance, access to care, research, and education – C.A.R.E.”

ADA Foundation Board Appointments

New ADA Foundation Board members include:

  • Michael Cohen, M.S., Global Scientific Engagement Leader – Oral Care (US) and Therapeutic Hair Care (Global), Johnson & Johnson, Consumer; Skillman, NJ
  • Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer,  DENTSPLY International, York, PA
  • Patsy Fujimoto, D.D.S., Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii, Manoa, and general dentist practicing in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Marshall Gallant, D.M.D., Chief of Dental Services, Orlando VA Medical Center, Orlando, FL

ADA Foundation Executive Committee Appointments

Directors elected to the ADAF Executive Committee from among the ADAF Board of Directors Members at Large are:

  • Vice President of Development: Frank Maggio, D.D.S.;
  • Vice President of Grants: Edward, Green, D.M.D.;
  • Vice President of Scientific Research: William R. Calnon, D.D.S.


About the ADA Foundation

As dentistry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.  In 2014, the ADA Foundation provided more than $1,335,000 in grants, scholarships, and awards to programs that are in alignment with the organization’s four mission pillars: Charitable Assistance, Access to Care, Research, and Education (C.A.R.E.).  As part of these efforts, the ADA Foundation oversees Give Kids A Smile® and also oversees the Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center in Gaithersburg, MD (formerly the Paffenbarger Research Center).  For more information about the ADA Foundation, visit www.adafoundation.org.

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