Houston — George R. Shepley, D.D.S., of Baltimore, was installed Oct. 18 as the 159th president of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Shepley and the new and returning officers of the Association were installed at the ADA House of Delegates meeting in Houston.
“They say that fortune favors the bold — our ADA is proof of that,” Dr. Shepley said in his address to delegates. “We have known the great fortunes of trust, influence and respect as an organization and profession. Because when it mattered most, we adapted, and we made bold moves.”
Quoting President Theodore Roosevelt, he encouraged his fellow officers and delegates to commit to “daring greatly” to continue to enhance the profession through legislative advocacy, clinical practice guidelines, standards, coding, testing, dental research and thought leadership on the dental economy.