Texas Denitst Elected As ADA Speaker of the House

Glen D. Hall, D.D.S., a general dentist based in Abilene, TX, was elected today as Speaker of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) House of Delegates. Dr. Hall’s installation took place in San Francisco at the ADA’s 153rd Annual Session.

The House of Delegates, as the ADA’s legislative and governing body, is the organization’s supreme authority. As such, it speaks for the more than 157,000 dentist members of the Association and for the dental profession in the United States. The 473 voting members of the House of Delegates are chosen by the 53 constituent societies, the five federal dental services and the American Student Dental Association.

The House meets once a year, during the Association’s Annual Session usually held in October. As the House Speaker, Dr. Hall will preside over the legislative body.

Dr. Hall is a past speaker of the House of Delegates of the Texas Dental Association and has served on their board of directors. Dr. Hall earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in Houston.

Ronald P. Lemmo, D.D.S., a general dentist based in Willoughby Hills, OH, was elected today as Treasurer of the American Dental Association (ADA).

The ADA treasurer’s principal duties include designing a budget process in concert with the Board of Trustees, serving as a resource for the House Reference Committee on Budget, Business and Administrative Matters, overseeing Association finances and presiding as chair of the Board’s Administrative Review Committee. A treasurer is limited to a maximum of two three-year terms.

Dr. Lemmo has served on numerous councils and committees on the national, constituent, and component levels, including chair of the Ohio Dental Association (ODA) Finance Committee, and chair of the ADA Special Committee on Financial Affairs. He has served as vice president, president elect, president, and immediate past president of the ODA, and as member of the ADA House of Delegates and Board of Trustees.