AADR 1972-2008


1972-73 Helmut A. Zander
1973-74 Paul Goldhaber
1974-75 Howard Milton Myers
1975-76 David Farrar Mitchell
1976-77 Harold M. Fullmer
1977-78 Ronald J. Gibbons
1978-79 Benjamin Franklin Hammond
1979-80 Marie U. Nylen
1980-81 Irwin D. Mandel
1981-82 William Henry Bowen
1982-83 Roy Christopher Page
1983-84 William Dennis McHugh
1984-85 James Wyatt Bawden
1985-86 Robert Joseph Genco
1986-87 John Clifford Greene
1987-88 Walter J. Loesche
1988-89 John S. Greenspan
1989-90 Martin Arnold Taubman
1990-91 Richard R. Ranney
1991-92 Max A. Listgarten
1992-93 Sally J. Marshall
1993-94 Harold C. Slavkin
1994-95 John D. Rugh
1995-96 Marjorie K. Jeffcoat
1996-97 Barbara D. Boyan
1997-98 John C. Keller
1998-99 Paul B. Robertson
1999-2000 Stephen C. Bayne
2000-01 Steven Offenbacher
2001-02 Martha J. Somerman
2002-03 Charles Bertolami
2003-04 Kenneth Anusavice
2004-05 Dominick P. DePaola
2005-06 Mary MacDougall
2006-07 E. Dianne Rekow
2007-08 Marc Heft

AADR Presidents 1972-2008

Helmut A. Zander
The First President, 1972-73

  • Born 25 October 1912, Bautzen, Germany
  • (The AADR was still known as the North American Division of the IADR.)
  • Assumed office at the conclusion of the 1972 meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
    Information on an inaugural address is unavailable.
  • -Northwestern University Dental School, 1940-42
    -Tufts University, 1942-50
    -University of Minnesota, 1951-56
    -Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, 1956 to retirement
    -University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1966 to retirement

 

Paul Goldhaber
The Second President of AADR, 1973-74
The Sixty-second President of the IADR 1985-86

  • Born 16 March 1924, New York, NY
  • Assumed office at the conclusion of the 1973 meeting in Washington, DC.
    Information on an inaugural address is unavailable.
  • Harvard Medical School, 1948-50
    School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University (NY), 1950
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1954-1990
    Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1968-1990
    Emeritus Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1990

 

Howard Milton Myers
The Third President, 1974-75

  • Born 12 December 1923, Brooklyn, NY
  • Assumed office at the conclusion of the 1974 meeting in Atlanta, GA, at which time it was announced that the amendment for changing the name of the North American Division to the American Association for Dental Research had passed by a margin of three to one.
  • Inaugural Address delivered at New York, NY, 5 April 1975:
    "Science Versus Technology"
    (J Dent Res 75(C):C35-C36, 1975)
  • University of California, San Francisco, 1965-71, 1987-95
    University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, 1971-74
    Director, Center for Oral Health Research, and Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1974-86
    Professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
    Editor, Monographs in Oral Science, 1972-97

 

David Farrar Mitchell
The Fourth President, 1975-76

  • Born 15 December 1918, Arkansas City, KS
  • (Dr. Mitchell died before he could assume office, so the Board of Directors unanimously elected his predecessor, Dr. Howard Myers, to complete Dr. Mitchell’s term of office. This action occurred at the 1976 Annual Session of the AADR in Miami Beach, FL.)
  • University of Rochester, NY, 1946-48
    University of Minnesota, 1948-55
    Indiana University, 1955 until his death
    Editor, Journal of Dental Research, at the time of his death

 

Harold M. Fullmer
The Fifth President of AADR, 1976-77
The Fifty-third President of the IADR

  • Born 9 July 1918, Gary, IN
  • Dr. Fullmer was the only person to serve simultaneously as President of both the IADR and the AADR
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Miami Beach, FL, 25 March 1976:
    "The Support of Dental Research"
    (J Dent Res 55(Spec Iss D):D6-D9, 1976)
  • National Institute of Dental Research, 1953-70
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1970-1987
    Professor emeritus, UAB-Birmingham, 1987

 

Ronald J. Gibbons
The Sixth President, 1977-78

  • Born 10 December 1932, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Las Vegas, NV, 22 June 1977:
    "Opportunities for Dental Research"
    (J Dent Res 56(D):D55-DD62, 1977)
  • University of Maryland, 1954-58
    Forsyth Dental Center, 1958-95
    Director, Forsyth Dental Center, 1991-95
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1958-91

 

Benjamin Franklin Hammond
The Seventh President, 1978-79

 

Marie U. Nylen
The Eighth President of AADR, 1979-80
The Fifty-eighth President of the IADR, 1981-82

  • Born 13 April 1924, Denmark
  • The first woman elected President of the AADR.
  • Inaugural Address delivered at New Orleans, LA, March, 1979:
    "Responding to the Challenge of Today"
    (J Dent Res 58(D):2187, 1979)
  • Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1951-55
    National Institute of Dental Research, 1949-51, 1955-89

 

Irwin D. Mandel
The Ninth President, 1980-81

  • Born 9 April 1922, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Los Angeles, CA, 19 March 1980:
    "Growing Concerns"
    (J Dent Res 59(DI):1696-1699, 1980)
  • School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1969-92
    Professor emeritus, School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Columbia University, NY, 1992
    Associate Dean for Research, Columbia
    Director, Center for Clinical Research in Dentistry, Columbia
    Director, Division of Preventive Dentistry, Columbia
    Associate Editor, Journal of Dental Research
  • ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research, 1985

 

William Henry Bowen
The Tenth President of AADR, 1981-82
The Sixty-seventh President of the IADR, 1990-91

  • Born 11 December 1933, Enniscorthy, Ireland
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, IL, 19 March 1981:
    "The Harvest of Research"
    (J Dent Res 60(C):1486-1488, 1981)
  • Private dental practice, London, England, 1955-56
    Royal College of Surgeons, London, England, 1956-59
    Nuffield Foundation Fellow, 1962-65
    Senior Research Fellow, 1965-69
    Sir Wilfred Fish Fellow, 1969-1973
    Acting Chief, Caries Prevention Branch, National Institute of Dental Research, 1973-79
    Chief, Caries Prevention Branch, National Institute of Dental Research, 1979-82
    Chairman, Dental Research, University of Rochester, NY, 1982-
    Director, Cariology Center, University of Rochester, NY, 1984-

 

Roy Christopher Page
The Eleventh President of the AADR, 1982-83
The Sixty-fourth President of the IADR, 1987-88

  • Born 7 February, 1932, Campobello, SC
  • Inaugural Address delivered at New Orleans, LA, 18 March 1982:
    "Dental Research in the 1980’s"
    (J Dent Res 61(7):838-839, 1982)
  • Private practice, periodontics, Seattle, WA, 1963-
    University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Seattle, 1967-
    Director of Research, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, 1976-94
    Associate Dean for Research, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, 1994-

 

William Dennis McHugh
The Twelfth President of the AADR, 1983-84
The Sixty-fifth President of the IADR, 1988-89

  • Born 8 May 1929, Berwick-on-Tweed, England
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Cincinnati, OH, 17 March 1983:
    "A Good Investment?"
    (J Dent Res 62(11):1104-1105, 1983)
  • Dundee (Scotland) Dental School, 1950-53
    Royal Dental School, Malmö, Sweden, 1954-56
    Royal Dental Hospital, London, England, 1956-58
    University of Birmingham, England, 1958-59
    St. Andrews (Scotland) University Dental School, 1959-70
    Director, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, 1970-94
    Associate Dean for Dental Affairs, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, NY, 1970-94
    Director emeritus, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, 1994
    Professor emeritus, University of Rochester, NY, 1994

 

James Wyatt Bawden
The Thirteenth President, 1984-85

  • Born 23 April 1930, St. Louis, MO
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Dallas, TX, 15 March 1984:
    "Transitions"
    (J Dent Res 63(7):944-945, 1984)
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1961-retirement
    Dean, UNC-CH School of Dentistry, 1966

 

Robert Joseph Genco
The Fourteenth President of the AADR, 1985-86
The Sixty-eighth President of the IADR, 1991-92

 

John Clifford Greene
The Fifteenth President of the AADR, 1986-87
The Sixty-ninth President of the IADR, 1992-93

  • Born 19 July 1926, Ashland, KY
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Washington, DC, 12 March 1986:
    "Encouraging Trends"
    (J Dent Res 65(10):1196-1198, 1986)
  • USPHS Hospital, Chicago, 1952-53
    USPHS Hospital, San Francisco, 1953-54
  • Asst. Regional Dental Consultant, Region IX, San Francisco, 1954-56
    Asst. to Chief Dental Officer, USPHS, Washington, DC, 1958-60
    Chief, Epidemiology Program, Dental Health Center, 1961-66
    Deputy Director, Division of Dental Health, 1966-70
    Director, Division of Dental Health, 1970-73
    Acting Director/Director, Bureau of Health Resources Development, 1973-75
    Chief Dental Officer, USPHS, 1974-81
    Deputy Surgeon General, 1978-81
    Professor and Dean, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, 1981-1994
    Professor and Dean emeritus, UCSF, 1994

 

Walter J. Loesche
The Sixteenth President, 1987-88

  • Born 28 March 1935
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Chicago, IL, 11 March 1987:
    "The Best of Times and the Worst of Times"
    (J Dent Res 66(7):1210-1212, 1987)
  • Forsyth Dental Center, Boston, MA, 1962-64, 1966-69
    MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1964-67
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1967-69
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1969-

 

John S. Greenspan
The Seventeenth President of the AADR, 1988-89
The Seventy-third President of the IADR, 1996-97

  • Born 7 January 1938, London, England
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 9 March 1988:
    "Change is Constant"
    (J Dent Res 67(7):980-981, 1988)
  • Royal Dental Hospital, London, England, 1962-75
    School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco, 1976-
    Director, Oral AIDS Center, UCSF, 1992-
    Senior Editor, Oral Diseases, 1994-98

 

Martin Arnold Taubman
The Eighteenth President, 1989-90

  • Born 10 July 1940, New York, NY
  • Inaugural Address delivered at San Francisco, CA, 15 March 1989:
    "Whither Peer Review?"
    (J Dent Res 68(10):1379-1380, 1989)
  • Forsyth Dental Center, Boston, MA, 1970-
    Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, 1976-

 

Richard R. Ranney
The Nineteenth President of the AADR, 1990-91
The Seventy-second President of the IADR, 1995-96

  • Born 11 July 1939
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Cincinnati, OH, 7 March 1990:
    "’Storm Fear’ and ‘Misgiving’"
    (J Dent Res 69(7):1352-1354, 1990)
  • Chief Dental Officer, USPHS Outpatient Clinic, Cincinnati, OH, 1964-66
    University of Oregon Dental School, 1969-72
    Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, 1972-86
    Dean (1986-89) and Professor of Periodontics (1986-91), School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham
    Professor and Dean, Baltimore (MD) College of Dental Surgery, 1991-

 

Max A. Listgarten
The Twentieth President, 1991-92

  • Born 14 May 1935
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Acapulco, Mexico, 17 April 1991:
    "Dental Research: Manpower Needs and Changing Priorities"
    (J Dent Res 70(8):1105-1106, 1991)
  • Harvard University, 1963-64
    University of Toronto, ON, Canada, 1964-67
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971-
    Temple University, Philadelphia, 1998- 

 

Sally J. Marshall
The Twenty-first President of the AADR, 1992-93
The Seventy-sixth President of the IADR, 1999-2000

  • Born 8 January 1949
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Boston, MA, March, 1992:  
    "Make the Best of the Times"
    (J Dent Res 71:1644-1645, 1992)
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1970-87
    University of California, San Francisco, 1987-

 

Harold C. Slavkin
The Twenty-second President, 1993-94

  • Born 20 March 1938
  • Inaugural Address delivered  10 March 1993:
    "Advocacy in a Time of Change"
    (J Dent Res 72(7):1062-1063, 1993)
  • Director, University of Southern California Center for Craniofacial Biology
    Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1995-2000
    Dean, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, 2000-

 

John D. Rugh
The Twenty-third President, 1994-95

  • Born 20 February 1941
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Seattle, WA, 9 March 1994:
    "Establishing Firm Support for Dental Research"
    (J Dent Res 73(7):1241-1243, 1994)
  • Founder and Director, The University of Texas Health Science Center’s Facial Pain Clinic, 1977-
    Director of Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental School, 1991-98
    Professor and Chair, Orthodontics Dept., The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Harald Löe Scholar, 1996-97

 

Marjorie K. Jeffcoat
The Twenty-fourth President of the AADR, 1995-96
The Seventy-seventh President of the IADR, 2000-2001

  • Born 14 June 1951
  • Inaugural Address delivered at San Antonio, TX, 8 March 1995:
    "Charting Our Future"
    (J Dent Res 74(5):1150-1151, 1995)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 1978-88
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1988-

 

Barbara D. Boyan
The Twenty-fifth President, 1996-97

  • Born 20 September 1948
  • Inaugural Address delivered at San Francisco, CA, 13 March 1996:
    "The Changing Face of Dental Research: Blurring the Boundaries Between Industry and Academia"
    (J Dent Res 75(6):1426-1427, 1996)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1975-80
    University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1981-88
    Director, Industry-University Cooperative Research Center, UTHSC, San Antonio, 1986-
    Professor and Director of Research, UTHSC, San Antonio, 1988-
    Director, Center for the Enhancement of the Biology/Biomaterials Interface, UTHSC/SA, 1992-

 

John C. Keller
The Twenty-sixth President, 1997-98

  • Born 11 August 1952
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Orlando, FL, 19 March 1997:
    "Investing in Your Future"
    (J Dent Res 76(8):1517-1518, 1997)
  • Medical University of South Carolina, 1982-88
    Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa, 1988-
    Associate Dean, Graduate College, The University of Iowa, 1998-

 

Paul B. Robertson
The Twenty-seventh President, 1998-99

  • Born 27 March 1940
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Minneapolis, MN, 4 March 1998:
    "The High Value of AADR Membership"
    (J Dent Res 77(5):1364-1365, 1998)
  • University of California, San Francisco
    University of Connecticut
    Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, and Coordinator of the Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle

 

Stephen C. Bayne
The Twenty-eighth President of the AADR, 1999-2000
The Eighty-third President of the IADR, 2006-07

  • Born 6 January 1947
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Vancouver, BC, Canada 10 March 1999:
    "The New Scientists, and the New Science"
    (J Dent Res 78(8):1386-1387, 1999)
  • BA, Biology, Carleton College, 1968
    MS, Biological Materials, Northwestern University, 1973
    PhD, Biological Materials, Northwestern University, 1978
  • University of Mississippi, 1977-84
    School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1984-
    Professor and Chair, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, USA

 

Steven Offenbacher
The Twenty-ninth President, 2000-01

  • Born 26 December 1950
  • Inaugural Address delivered at Washington, DC,  5 April 2000:
    "DentalResearch2000.org"
    (J Dent Res 79:1537-1538, 2000)
  • Forsyth Dental Center, 1977-80
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1981-90
    School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991-

 

Martha J. Somerman
The Thirtieth President of the AADR, 2001-02 

  • Born 13 March 1947, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Inaugural address delivered at Chicago, IL, March 7, 2001
    "Come On In"
    (J Dent Res 80:1593, 2001)
  • BA, New York University
    MS, Hunter College
    DDS, New York University
    PhD, University of Rochester
  • Lab. of Developmental Biology and Anomalies, NIDR, NIH, 1980-82
    Lab. of Clinical Investigations and Patient Care Branch, NIDR, NIH, 1982-84
    Assistant Prof., University of Maryland (Baltimore) College of Dentistry, Depts. of Periodontics and Pharmacology, 1984-87
    Associate Prof., as above, 1987-90
    Associate Prof. and Chair, Dept. of Periodontics/Prevention/Geriatrics (PPG), University of Michigan Dental School, and
    Associate Prof., Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1991-95
    Professor and Chair, Dept. of PPG, and Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Michigan, 1995-2000
    Associate Dean for Research, Dental School, and Professor, Medical School, University of Michigan, 2001-

 

Charles Bertolami
The Thirty-first President of the AADR, 2002-03

  • Born December 31, 1949, Lorain, Ohio
  • Inaugural address delivered in San Diego, CA, March 6, 2002
    “Disquieting Change–Extraordinary Challenge”
    (J Dent Res 81:366, 2002)
  • DDS, Ohio State University, Summa cum laude, 1974
    DMedSc, Harvard University, 1979
  • Dean, School of Dentistry, University of California-San Francisco (1995-)
    Various Professorships, Associate Dean, Section Chair, UCSF (1989-1995)

 

Kenneth Anusavice
The Thirty-second President of the AADR, 2003-04

  • Born August 6, 1940, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Inaugural address delivered in San Antonio, TX, USA, March 12, 2003
    “Seven Secrets to Discovery”
    (J Dent Res 82:413-414, 2003)
  • BS-Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    PhD-Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
    DMD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Associate Dean for Research and chair of the Department of Dental Biomaterials, University of Florida College of Dentistry

 

Dominick P. DePaola
The Thirty-third President of the AADR, 2004-05

  • Born December 29, 1942, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Inaugural address delivered in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 10, 2004
    “Nurturing a Culture of Innovation”
    (J Dent Res 83:446-447, 2004)
  • BS, St. Francis College, 1964
    DDS, New York University, 1969
    Internship, general dentistry, Beth Abraham Hospital, New York City
    PhD (Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • President and CEO, The Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA, USA (1996-present)
    President and Dean, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System, Dallas (1990-96)
    Dean, New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark (1988-90)
    Dean, Dental School, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (1983-88)
  • Other academic appointments at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, The Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Harvard Medical School.

 

Mary MacDougall
The Thirty-fourth President of the AADR, 2005-06

  • Born June 12, 1955
  • Inaugural address delivered in Baltimore, MD, USA, March 9, 2005
    “Discovering the Future with a Smile”
    (J Dent Res 84:582-583, 2005)
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, 1978 PhD, University of Southern California, 1984
  • Director, Institute for Oral Health Research, and James Rosen Chair in Dental Research, School of Dentistry, University of Alabama, Birmingham (2005-present)
    Associate Dean for Research, Dental School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1999-2005)
    Professor, Director, Research Division, Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Cross-Appointment, Graduate School, Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1998-2005)
    Director, National Institutes of Health T-35, Summer Research Training Fellowship Program, Dental Student Short-Term Training Grant - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1995-2002)

 

E. Dianne Rekow
The Thirty-fifth President of the AADR, 2006-07

  • Born September 6, 1944
  • Inaugural address delivered in Orlando, FL, USA, March 8, 2006
    “Leveraging Your Impact—Mapping Our Future"
    (J Dent Res 85:583, 2006)
  • PhD, University of Minnesota: Biomedical Engineering (1988);
    Orthodontic Certificate (1985);
    DDS (1983);
    MS, Mechanical Engineering (1982);
    BS, Mechanical Engineering (1970);
    BS, Physics and Math (1966)
    MBA, College of St. Thomas (1978)
  • Director of Translational Research, College of Dentistry, Dept of Basic Sciences, New York University, NY, USA

 

Marc Heft
The Thirty-sixth President of the AADR, 2007-08

  • Born June 10, 1948, Far Rockaway, NY, USA
  • Inaugural address delivered in New Orleans, LA, USA, March 21, 2007,
    "Connectedness"
    (J Dent Res 86:486, 2007)
  • BS, electrical engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1970
    DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
    MA, psychology, American University, Washington, DC, 1981
    PhD, psychology, American University, Washington, DC 1982
  • Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences (Associate Chair, 1999-2005; Interim Chair, 2005-2006)
    Director, Claude D. Pepper Center for Research on Oral Health in Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville (1984-present)
    Professor, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, and Professor, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville
    Senior Staff Fellow, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (1982-1984)
    Clinical Associate (then) Post-doctoral Fellow, Neurobiology & Anesthesiology Branch, National Institute of Dental Research, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (1975-1982)


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