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Maine dentist elected second vice president of American Dental Association

Posted Nov. 08, 2013, at 5:21 p.m.

CHICAGO – Jonathan D. Shenkin, D.D.S., who practices pediatric dentistry in Augusta, recently was elected as second vice president of the American Dental Association. Dr. Shenkin’s election took place during a recent meeting of the ADA House of Delegates in New Orleans.

Dr. Shenkin will serve on the ADA Board of Trustees as the second vice president. The ADA Board formulates and reviews policies and programs and makes recommendations to the members of the ADA’s governing body, the House of Delegates. As a member of the ADA Board, Dr. Shenkin will play a major role in the ADA’s organizational objective of being America’s leading advocate for oral health.

Dr. Shenkin is a past president of the Maine Dental Association and served as chair of the ADA Council on Communications. He serves as an ADA spokesperson on pediatric dentistry issues. He also serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the New England section of the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Shenkin is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry.  He is a clinical associate professor of Health Policy, Health Services Research and Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University.

Dr. Shenkin earned his dental degree from Columbia University in New York and a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he also earned a Certificate in Health Care Finance and Management.  He and his wife, Dr. Michal Kleinlerer, live in Freeport.

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