KENNEBUNK, Maine — Joseph Kenneally, DMD, of Kennebunk has been named international president-elect of the International College of Dentists, the oldest and largest international honorary dental organization in the world. Kenneally is a practice partner of Kenneally & Steed Family Dental Practice in Biddeford.
Established in 1928, the ICD has more than 12,000 members, designated as fellows, around the globe. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and is granted in recognition of a dentist’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.” Councilors and officers of the International Council gathered in Chengdu, China, Sept.26-27 for the annual council meeting and election.
“I look forward to expanding the humanitarian reach of the International College of Dentists into areas of the world where we have not had a strong presence, particularly Africa, Russia, and the Middle East,” said Kenneally in a press statement. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with my fellow officers President Woong Yang of Korea, Vice President Phillip Dowell of the United Kingdom, Treasurer Clive Ross of New Zealand, and Editor Dov Sydney of Israel, for the betterment of the public health and the promotion of the dental profession worldwide.”
Kenneally received his DMD from Tufts University and has been in private practice for more than 30 years. He is a member of the American Dental Association; Maine Dental Association; York County Dental Society; American Colleges of Dentists; ICD; Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; Academy of Practice in Dentistry; American College of Dentists; and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
He has served in numerous leadership roles in professional dentistry, including past president of the Maine Dental Association and past vice president and council chair of the American Dental Association.
A graduate of University of New England, Kenneally serves on its Board of Trustees and received its Alumni Achievement Award in 2011. He has been a longtime volunteer at the Biddeford Free Clinic. Among his many other honors are the Yankee Dental Congress James W. Etherington Award in 2010, recognizing his lifetime service to the dental profession; the Distinguished Deputy Regent award by the ICD USA Section; and the MDA Honor Wall.
Kenneally and his wife Lisa Howard, DDS, an orthodontist, have four grown children together and live in Kennebunk.