The current ADA President, Dr. Dan Klemmedson, classes up the joint as he joins Dr. Moody and Dr. Kris Aadland in the studio. It was truly an honor to have him here!
Dr. Klemmedson has been actively involved at the ADA for many years, serving on the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs from 2007 to 2011 and a strategic planning committee from 2009 to 2012. He was the 14th District trustee on the ADA Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2019, and he was a delegate in the ADA House of Delegates from 2005 to 2014. From 2019 to 2020, Dr. Klemmedson served as president-elect of the ADA.
In addition to Dr. Klemmedson's achievements at the ADA, he is a past president of the Arizona Dental Association, Southern Arizona Dental Society, Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Arizona Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Throughout his career, Dr. Klemmedson has earned multiple awards, including the Dentist of the Year Award and the Hall of Fame Service Award from the Arizona Dental Association. In 2018, he received the Gerald E. Hanson Outstanding Service Award from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation.
Dr. Klemmedson is a fellow of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as a member of the Academy of Dentistry International, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and American Medical Association. He has received fellowships from the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
After graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Dr. Klemmedson earned his medical degree from the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Klemmedson maintains a private practice in Tucson, Arizona, and serves as an attending oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the cleft palate and craniofacial team at Children's Clinics.