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Chad P. Gehani, DDS, Named ADA President-Elect


The American Dental Association (ADA) has named Chad P. Gehani, DDS, an endodontist from Queens, New York, as the new president-elect. Gehani was elected during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Honolulu. He will assume the role of president of the ADA in September 2019, when he will lead the 161,000-member organization.

Since 2014, Gehani has served as the Second District trustee to the ADA Board of Trustees, and was a delegate in the House of Delegates from 2000–2014. He was previously the president of the New York State Dental Association and the Queens County Dental Society.

Over the course of his career, Gehani has earned several fellowships from prominent organizations, including the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In addition to the ADA, he is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and the Indian Dental Association (USA).

Gehani has received several awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, which recognizes Americans who dedicate their lives to community service, from the Ellis Island Honor Society, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Pierre Fauchard Academy, New York Section, in 2008.

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