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November 11, 2011

Dr. Thomas Sollecito Appointed to ADA Council on Scientific Affairs

Philadelphia – Dr. Thomas Sollecito, Chair and Professor of Oral Medicine at Penn Dental Medicine, has been appointed to the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) of the American Dental Association (ADA). His appointment was effective October 2011 and he will serve a four-year term with the Council.

The CSA consists of 16 members, who are selected and appointed by the ADA Board of Trustees from nominations open to all trustee districts; the current recipient of the ADA’s Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research also serves on the CSA. All members must be active, life, or retired members in good standing with the ADA.

Serving the public, the dental profession, and other health professions as the primary source of timely, relevant and emerging information on the science of dentistry and promotion of oral health, the CSA provides recommendations to the ADA’s policymaking bodies on scientific issues. The Council also promotes reviews, evaluates, and conducts studies on scientific matters.

The CSA is one of the ADA’s 11 councils and meets three times a year at the ADA headquarters office in Chicago.

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