CHICAGO, Illinois--Nancy Newhouse, DDS, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was installed Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2010, as vice president of the American Academy of Periodontology Board of Trustees during the 96th annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.In addition to her private periodontal practice in Independence, Mo., Dr. Newhouse is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. She has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 1989.A member of the AAP since 1983, Dr. Newhouse has previously served on multiple AAP committees including the Executive Committee, the American Dental Association Liaison Committee, the Task Force on Membership Value, Finance Committee, Planning Committee, and Awards Committee. She served as the AAP’s secretary/treasurer in 2010.“I look forward to Dr. Newhouse’s valued contributions as a leader of the AAP in the upcoming year. The academy has a variety of exciting initiatives planned for 2011,” said Dr. Don Clem, 2011 AAP president.Dr. Newhouse received her dental degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1980 and completed her postgraduate work in periodontology at University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio in 1986.For more information, go to www.perio.org.To read more about the AAP, go to AAP.To comment on this subject, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.