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American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces New Leadership

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has installed Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene contributor, as the organization’s 2019–2020 president

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has installed Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, associate director of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin and a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene contributor, as the organization’s 2019–2020 president. During the June 25 ceremony, a slate of new ADHA officers were installed for the upcoming year, including Lisa Moravec, RDH, MSDH, an assistant professor and site coordinator in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, West Division in Scottsbluff, and a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene contributor, as president-elect.

An ADHA member since his graduation in 2002, Crespin has served the association in a range of positions, including most recently as president-elect and previously as vice president; District VII trustee; member of the executive and finance committees, committee on minutes review and board policy and procedures committee; and board coach. He also served his constituent and component in numerous leadership roles that include Wisconsin delegate, vice president and speaker of the house. The Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association honored him with the Carol Benson Award for Distinguished Service to Dental Hygiene in 2016.

Crespin succeeds Michele Braerman, RDH, MS, of Fallston, Maryland, as president. Braerman will remain on the Board of Trustees serving both as ADHA immediate past president as well as the 2019–2020 chair of the ADHA Institute for Oral Health.

For the full list of ADHA’s new leadership, visit newswise.com

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