Massachusetts Dentist Chosen President-Elect of the American Dental Association

Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.SC., who practices Periodontics in Osterville, Mass., was recently selected as president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Faiella’s election took place during a meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in Las Vegas.

Dr. Faiella will assume the ADA presidency in October 2012, when he will lead the 156,000-member organization, America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Faiella has just completed a four-year term on the ADA Board as the trustee from the 1st District, which represents Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Dr. Faiella’s previous responsibilities with the ADA include serving on various councils and committees, including terms as chair of the Compensation Committee and the ADA Electronic Health Record Workgroup. Since June 2009, Dr. Faiella has served as chairman and sole director of ADA Business Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA.

Dr. Faiella is a past president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He received his pre-doctoral education from Villanova University, receiving two Bachelor of Science degrees and a D.M.D. degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. He received his graduate training in Periodontology as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Masters of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School.