Effective October 23, 2018, the American Dental Association (ADA) appointed Dean Scott De Rossi, DMD, MBA, to be a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) through September 9, 2019. As a consultant, De Rossi will provide expertise as requested from the CSA on oral medicine and oral pathology.
“I am honored to be a consultant for the Council on Scientific Affairs for the ADA,” said De Rossi. “This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the great minds in our profession to ensure that not only the oral health community, but also the general public, receive the very best scientific information on developments within dentistry. Being selected for this post is quite humbling, and I am looking forward to the year ahead serving the ADA in this capacity.”
The CSA provides information on a broad range of critical scientific issues of interest to the dental profession and the public. The council also gives guidance to the ADA science staff in the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program, the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, the Center for Scientific Information, the Center for Research and Standards, and the Center for Product Evaluations.
De Rossi is a long-time member of the American Dental Association. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of the American Dental Association since 2000. He is also active in several other professional organizations, including the American Association of Dental Research, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM).
In 2017, De Rossi received the AAOM’s Herschfus Memorial Award for services to the Academy and in the field of oral medicine. He was named an ADEA Leadership Fellow in 2012, and in 2011 the International Association of Dental Research presented him with the Innovation in Oral Care Award.
The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The nation’s largest dental association, representing 161,000 dentist members, the ADA represents dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement, and leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards.