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August 20, 2003

American Dental Association president, alumnus to deliver Birmingham-Southern's opening of school address

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. T. Howard Jones, a 1965 graduate of Birmingham-Southern and current president of the American Dental Association, will deliver the keynote address at the college's Opening of School Convocation August 28.

The traditional convocation which kicks off the new academic year for faculty, students, and other members of the college community begins at 10:45 a.m. in Munger Hall auditorium.

Jones, who practices general dentistry in Carrollton, Ga., was installed as president of the ADA in October 2002 during the group's annual session in New Orleans. ADA is the oldest and largest national dental association in the world with more than 147,000 members.

A 1969 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Jones also served as president of the Georgia Dental Association and has received that group's Presidential Citation in 1995 and Award of Merit in 1998.

 

The Tallassee native has served on the board of directors of the Georgia Coalition for Health, the Georgia Education Foundation, and on former Gov. Zell Miller's Task Force to Reform Medicare. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honorary organization for dentists.

 

 

 

 
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