UNC School of Dentistry Alumnus Charles Norman, D.D.S. ’77, was elected president-elect of the American Dental Association (ADA). The announcement came today following a vote of the ADA House of Delegates in San Francisco.
Norman, who will serve as ADA president-elect during the 2012-13 term, will be sworn into the office of president-elect tomorrow. He will succeed Dr. Robert Faiella as ADA president when the ADA House of Delegates reconvenes in New Orleans next fall. Norman’s term as president will be the 2013-14 administrative year.
“I’m honored to be elected the ADA president-elect,” said Norman of the announcement. “I look forward to leading the organization and working to ensure that the ADA continues to be regarded as the strong voice of dentistry.”
This appointment is the crowning achievement for Norman, whose leadership in organized dentistry is well documented during his professional career. He is an immediate past trustee of the ADA’s 16th district, where he represented North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. As a trustee, Norman chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, and served on other prestigious committees such as Administrative Review, Strategic Planning and is a member of the Board of Directors of the ADA Foundation.
Norman also has held a number of appointments within the North Carolina Dental Society(NCDS), the most notable being chairman of the Board of Trustees and president. He remains active in local dental groups, including the Third District Dental Society and the Guilford County Dental Society, as well as the UNC Dental Alumni Association from which he won this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Additionally, Norman is a past-president of the Dental Foundation of North Carolina.
After graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry, Norman opened a private dental practice in Greensboro. He and his son, Matt, practice there together currently. Matt Norman is a 2010 D.D.S. graduate of the UNC School of Dentistry.