ERIE, Pennsylvania--Dr. William G. Glecos, a general dentist from Erie, announced his candidacy for president-elect of the American Dental Association during its annual meeting Oct. 21, 2008, in San Antonio.
He has served as Pennsylvania's representative to ADA's Board of Trustees since 2005 and has served the dental profession in positions of leadership.
Dr. Glecos is a past president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Ninth District Dental Society and the Erie County Dental Association. He has been in private dental practice in Erie since 1977 and received his dental training at the Temple University School of Dentistry. While in his private dental practice, Dr. Glecos returned to his alma mater of Gannon University to receive a Master's of Business Administration in 1986.
"Bill has always led our profession with dignity and perseverance. He has guided us through many critical situations with clarity and candor," said Dr. Charles R. Weber, PDA past president. "These are difficult times for our profession, and I believe Bill has the experience and leadership traits to help guide our profession so that dentistry continues to garner the respect of its members and our patients."
Dr. Glecos served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserve and has been honored with Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy of Dentistry International and the International College of Dentistry.
He has an extensive record of community service, assisting the Senior Citizens Health Care Council, the Erie Business Coalition Health Care Containment Committee and the AIDS Council of Erie. Additionally, he contributed to environmental issues from 1998-2005 as a member of the P3 ERIE Steering Committee, a voluntary pollution prevention initiative with the Department of Environmental Protection.
"Bill Glecos has always been a positive influence in any leadership position that he has held," said Dr. Andrew Kwasny, PDA president-elect. "When the situation is complex, he approaches the solution by relying on his extensive experience and using a combination of strategic and innovative thinking."
Dr. Glecos and his wife, Cathy, live in Erie. They are the parents of two daughters, Stephanie and Elizabeth.
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