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ADA President Dr. Daniel J. Klemmedson: Rising to the Occasion [Podcast]

Professional headshot for ADA President Dr. Daniel J. Klemmedson

Dr. Daniel J. Klemmedson, the American Dental Association's 157th President, explains why it's better to be involved rather than sit on the sidelines, and how we move forward during a pandemic.

This is episode 17 of Beyond the Mouth, a podcast series in which ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help with the non-clinical challenges dentists experience every day.

This episode was released on October 21, 2020. 

Daniel J. Klemmedson, D.D.S., M.D.

Dr. Daniel J. Klemmedson, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tucson, Arizona, is the 157th President of the American Dental Association.

Dr. Klemmedson has been actively involved at the ADA for many years, serving on the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs from 2007 to 2011 and a strategic planning committee from 2009 to 2012. He was the 14th District trustee on the ADA Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2019, and he was a delegate in the ADA House of Delegates from 2005 to 2014. From 2019 to 2020, Dr. Klemmedson served as president-elect of the ADA.

He is a past president of the Arizona Dental Association, the Southern Arizona Dental Society, the Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. During Dr. Klemmedson’s career, he has received numerous awards for his dedicated service.

Dr. Klemmedson earned his dental degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and his medical degree at the USC School of Medicine. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Tucson, he is an attending oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the cleft palate and craniofacial team at Children’s Clinics.