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Joseph P. Crowley Installed as President of the American Dental Association

October 24, 2017
by American Dental Association

Joseph P. Crowley, D.D.S., a general dentist practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the new president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Crowley, who was elected president-elect last year, was recently installed as president during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Atlanta, Georgia. He will lead the 161,000-member organization that is America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Crowley previously served as the Seventh District trustee to the ADA House of Delegates. Dr. Crowley has served the profession in a number of ways during his four decades as an ADA member, including as chair of the Council on Government Affairs in 2008-2009. He is also active in the Ohio Dental Association, and served as its president in 2005-2006. Dr. Crowley was the president of the Cincinnati Dental Society in 1996.

Dr. Crowley is a member of several professional dental organizations, including the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry Alumni Advisory Board, the L.D. Pankey Institute Alumni Association, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the Academy of General Dentistry.

In 2013, Dr. Crowley earned the Ohio Dental Association Distinguished Dentist Award. He also received the Ohio Dental Association Achievement Award in 2001, the Cincinnati Dental Society Meritorious Service Award in 2007 and the Ohio Pierre Fauchard Distinguished Dentist Award.

After finishing dental school at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1976, Dr. Crowley returned to his hometown of Cincinnati, where he has practiced general dentistry for more than three decades. He’s been involved in the community, and has been particularly active at LaSalle High School, his alma mater. He was named to the school’s athletic hall of fame in 2009. Dr. Crowley and his wife Pauletta have been married 43 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

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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.

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  1. elizabethcapuzzopeixotohojaji says:

    January 10,2022
    Kensington, Maryland

    How my dental care is affecting my everyday life:
    A little resume of before, during and after…since 2014 when I went to visit a new dentist Dr Gary Adams for a dental checkup my dental “trust” changed.
    Again, one goes over a health care giver trusting that person and their abilities to provide the right and caring treatment. Since I have met one of the Office assistants at my previous address at the building where I reside. She was insisting I should go and meet this “talkative dentist’, but a good one. Anyway, I made an appointment and unfortunately, somehow, at the night before the appointment while I was flossing, my onlay came off from tooth # 30, no pain I put back in place or just took over there so it can be placed back ( it fit so well).
    The next morning at Dr Adams office, he advises me to put a crown on that same tooth number 30. Weeks later, what a disaster…after delivering the crown I could tell it was so tight, I kept telling him it was too tight, and consequently with no avail I left the office with the crown and a tight crown, which I was told it would get better…just horrible! For four years I begged him to take it off …the crown was so tight and felt so weird that he would not do anything about it… I tried to and begged him to take it off!
    Second journey: I have known Dr Elenir Bernardes for many years…and decided to go for a consultation in the beginning of the year 2019; as my husband with a new job acquired a new beginning of Dental care. I schedule for a checkup and exam. Dr Bernardes, was my dentist for previous treatments before and we worked together at a dental office many years prior. I trusted her with my care…and she was the dentist for my family as well as friends.
    (My husband new job allowed me to follow up with new treatments so I decided to go to the dentist to resolve any issues.)
    As I am a full-time student, we tried to address any work that could be done as soon as possible because of short time during starting of classes and she decided to repair some of what she thought needed to be redone. Tooth number 14 with an onlay and 19. I ask her to take out the crown from number 30 as it was there for so long and it seemed to have pushed around some of my tooth as well caused other issues on my jaw… she said she would make a smaller crown (?), after some weeks, a new one was placed in and cemented because I thought it felt fine. Although, it felt fine, my gum line was not, it seemed that the base of the crown was not good alignment with my gum (another disaster). Going back there for the remaining of the treatment was difficult as Covid 19 started…I ended up with number 19 with a temporary resin and 14 treatment onlay was delivered by her nephew Dr. Thiago at another office located in Washington, DC. The restoration felt very high and he delivered just like that…why?
    I ask you: -What gives the right for a Health Care provider to live you like this?
    Later, I decided to look for another dentist as Dr Bernardes “underlining medical conditions” did not allow her to continue to provide services to her patients. Consequently, I did not want to go back there or to see her nephew Dr Thiago.
    I decided to file for grievance with my dental insurance, which paper filed until this time still are not resolved.
    Moreover, Dr Boesch became my new dentist and I thought he would be the one that I could explain my expectations and results of dental treatments. If something was not well done by the previous dentist (and he wrote a letter to my insurance), any mistakes were not expected by me. I was a dental assistant in the past for many years, I have a little knowledge how impressions are done before crowns are made and delivered to the patient. So, no problems are left inside one’s mouth and agony to take place…and I can tell you that despite all exchangeable explanations in writing emails and in office conversations number 14 and 19 tooth work are in my mouth and have contributed to so many negative factors in and inside my mouth…some of which are:
    One bruise on the first week on my lip
    Biting my inner cheek
    I became a sad and cry full person…communicating with him to make adjustments and until now trying different dentists, specialists and no one think something is wrong…now I developed a new health problem with my jaw and my body balance is off. I ended up at the ER twice and emergency room once since September 19, 2021…because I could not get up from my bed…
    Besides major bleeding gum after his treatment and some weird new problem, I developed after a free dental cleaning at his office…I am trying to talk, try other dentists and I think ADA needs to get involved on this matter. This type of situation should not be happening. This is the Era of Technology!
    How can I go through so much dental inabilities after paying for services with supposedly well-trained dentists?
    Also, I have to massage my jaw frequently, eat my food with care and when I eat some type of food, I can feel and hear one tooth reaches the other while I am chewing and make this weird rubbery sound…the contact is high…the gum line is weird and the crown is not fitted properly.
    What am I supposed to do? I asked him to PLEASE take out what he put inside my mouth…
    What to tell someone who made a mistake?
    Where to ask for advice? ‘What options do I have now? Is there something one can learn from this? How do you think would be the best way forward? ‘ How can one figure it out and take responsibility for what “they did” and be able to find a solution.

    I am trying to find a solution while my jaw, constant biting, massages that I do around my jaw to release pressure to give me comfort, managing daily discomforts and etc. It all takes place in my mouth, life, body and head…it is very annoying…!!!!!
    Elizabeth Capuzzo Peixoto Hojaji

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