Florida Dentist Elected ADA’s Second Vice President

Richard A. Huot, D.D.S., a general dentist and practice management consultant in Vero Beach, Florida, was elected second vice president of the American Dental Association (ADA) during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Atlanta.

The ADA Board of Trustees formulates and reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the members of the ADA’s governing body, the House of Delegates. As a member of the ADA Board, Dr. Huot will play a major role in the ADA’s efforts to be America’s leading advocate for oral health.

An ADA member for 35 years, Dr. Huot has served in many leadership positions within the Association, including 21 years as a delegate to the ADA House of Delegates. After three years of active duty in the US Air Force Dental Corps, he spent the initial years of his career in Maine, and is a past president of the Maine Dental Association. He later relocated to Florida, where he practiced dentistry for 14 years. He has served as president of the Atlantic Coast District Dental Association, and is currently on the Florida Dental Association Board of Trustees.

Dr. Huot is a graduate of Boston College and obtained his dental degree at Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago.

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About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 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 ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website MouthHealthy.org.