Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays will be the first Filipina Female President of the American Dental Association (ADA). This is a first in the 156 year history of the ADA and a tremendous source of accomplishment for her, CA, CDA, and the nation!
Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays is from San Diego, and is currently the ADA president elect. She has been a national adviser of the ADA Institute for Diversity and Leadership, an ADA delegate and a member of the ADA Strategic Planning Committee, International Programs and Development, Pension Committee and Governance Committee. Dr. Summerhays is a past president of the California Dental Association, treasurer of the CDA Foundation and member of the San Diego County Dental Society Board of Directors. She is a past president of the San Diego Academy of Dentistry; a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy; and an AGD master and fellow.
She will be installed in Washington DC in the week of November 5th.
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