American Dental Association (ADA) Appoints Dr. Pamela Porembski as the New Director of the Council on Dental Practice

The ADA Practice Institute is pleased to announce that Pamela M. Porembski, D.D.S. has accepted the position of Director, Council on Dental Practice in the Practice Institute. In her new role, Dr. Porembski oversees activities of the Council and its affiliated interagency efforts.

Dr. Porembski previously served the Council as a senior manager and focused on special projects related to the evolving dental workforce, dental group practice, caries risk assessment, the dental economy, regulatory activities and dental forensics. She also provided expert content review of ADA agencies’ products, resources and publications, as well as coordinated a comprehensive policy review process on behalf of the Council. Most recently, Dr. Porembski played a key role helping to lead the staff team assembled to create and launch the ADA Center for Professional Success, and its first app, the ADA Oral Pathologist.

Dr. Porembski completed her undergraduate degree at Loyola University and received both a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry degree in 1980 and Bachelor of Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1982 from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry for more than 20 years in Chicago before joining the ADA staff in 2003 as a staff member of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs.

A native Chicagoan, Dr. Porembski resides in Prospect Heights, IL.

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