Dr. Sandra Madison, of Asheville, N.C., was elected President of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) during its 2004 Annual Session, held May 5-8 in Anaheim, California. She is the first woman to hold this title in the Association's 61-year history.
"Dr. Madison is a pioneer and has no doubt been a role model for many of her female colleagues," said colleague Leif K. Bakland of Loma Linda, Calif. "Through 25 years of knowing and working with her, I have seen her provide steady leadership in many areas of endodontics that have lead to positive advancements for our specialty."
An AAE member since 1979, Dr. Madison served as President-Elect of the Association from 2003-2004, Vice President from 2002-2003, and as Secretary from 2000-2002. She also served on various committees, including the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Journal of Endodontics, and the Ad Hoc Committee on the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award in 2003-2004 as chair.
Dr. Madison has also held positions with the AAE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AAE. She served on the Foundation Board of Trustees from 1987-1991, and was elected President from 1990-1991. She was later elected a Director of the American Board of Endodontics for two consecutive terms, serving as President of the Board during 1996-1997.
Dr. Madison previously served as Endodontic Commissioner on the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and now serves on the Commission's Review Committee on Endodontics.
In addition to being active in the AAE and ADA, Dr. Madison has also been involved with other dental organizations, including the International Association for Dental Research, the University of North Carolina Dental Foundation, the American Dental Education Association, and the North Carolina Dental Society, where she served as First District President from 1999-2000.
Dr. Madison is in full-time private practice in Asheville, N.C., after eleven years of full-time teaching at the University of Iowa and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, where she is also currently a Clinical Associate Professor. She received her M.P.H. and D.D.S. degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her M.S. and certificate in endodontics from the University of Iowa. A Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, Dr. Madison is also a member of the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. She and her husband, Richard D. Jordan, D.D.S., M.S., have three adult children, twins Joshua and Christopher, and Abigail.
The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, represents more than 6,500 members worldwide. The Association was founded in 1943. It is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service.