AADR presents honorary membership to Richard H. Carmona

March 21, 2012

Tampa, Fla., USA. - The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) is announcing the 2012 recipient of honorary membership at the 41st AADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida on March 21, 2012. The 2012 Honorary Membership is given to Dr. Richard H. Carmona.

Carmona is being recognized for his efforts in spearheading the National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health in 2003 while he served as U.S. Surgeon General. Prior to being named Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona was the chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System, a professor of surgery, public health and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Pima County Sheriff's Department surgeon and deputy sheriff. Dr. Carmona is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona.

"AADR is pleased to present Dr. Richard Carmona with an honorary membership," said AADR President Jeffrey Ebersole. "Dr. Carmona's commitment to oral health has benefited not only the public, but AADR and its members. He is very deserving of this honor and we are excited to welcome him to the Association as an honorary member."

AADR Honorary Membership is decided by the three most recent AADR past presidents and given to a person who has made significant contributions to and/or supports dental research.
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About the American Association for Dental Research

The American Association for Dental Research (AADR), headquartered in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit organization with nearly 4,000 members in the United States. Its mission is: (1) to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health; (2) to support and represent the oral health research community; and (3) to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. AADR is the largest Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

To learn more about the AADR, visit www.aadronline.org.

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