Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 24 October 2012 15:11
CHICAGO, October 22, 2012— Glen D. Hall, D.D.S., a general dentist based in Abilene, TX, was elected today as Speaker of the American Dental Association's (ADA) House of Delegates. Dr. Hall's installation took place in San Francisco at the ADA's 153rd Annual Session.
The House of Delegates, as the ADA's legislative and governing body, is the organization's supreme authority. As such, it speaks for the more than 157,000 dentist members of the Association and for the dental profession in the United States. The 473 voting members of the House of Delegates are chosen by the 53 constituent societies, the five federal dental services and the American Student Dental Association.
The House meets once a year, during the Association's Annual Session usually held in October. As the House Speaker, Dr. Hall will preside over the legislative body.
Dr. Hall is a past speaker of the House of Delegates of the Texas Dental Association and has served on their board of directors. Dr. Hall earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in Houston.About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 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 The 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 www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.