ADEA president elect

Dr. Young is dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.

ORLANDO, Florida--Dr. Stephen K. Young, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, has been installed as the American Dental Education Association president-elect at the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Orlando.

He will spend a year as ADEA president-elect, and become ADEA president at the conclusion of the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which will be held March 16-19, 2013, in Seattle, Wash.

"I extend my congratulations to Dr. Young as he embarks on an important journey in the leadership of the future of dental education," saidADEA President Leo E. Rouse, DDS. "With his proven dedication to his profession and the future of dental education, he will serve the association and all of its 18,000 members well in an important time of
change.

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With a 36-year long tenure at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Dr. Young has been involved in the full spectrum of academic dentistry from professor to department chair to dean. He is committed to increasing opportunities for faculty development as an integral part of the success of dental education.

Dr. Young graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he received a master's degree in oral and maxillofacial pathology. Dr. Young is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Dr. Young previously served as the ADEA representative to the Joint Commission on Dental National Boards and American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and Licensure, also serving both groups as chair.

He serves as chair of the ADEA Commission onChange and Innovation, which strives to build consensus among stakeholders in dental education, research, and practice by providing leadership to a systemic, collaborative, and continuous process of change in the education of general dentists.

For more information, go to www.adea.org.

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