Dr. Gerald N. Glickman, professor and chair of endodontics at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, was installed as president-elect of American Dental Education Association at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif.

 He will spend a year as ADEA President-elect and become ADEA president at the conclusion of the 2012 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, which will be held in Orlando, Fla.

 “In his 25 years of service to ADEA, Dr. Glickman has been an actively engaged volunteer leader,” said outgoing ADEA President Sandra C. Andrieu. “I was proud to serve with him and look forward to seeing the association grow under his leadership.”

 ADEA is the voice of dental education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many allied and postdoctoral dental education programs, corporations, faculty, and students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.

 Glickman will focus his term as ADEA president on fostering lifelong learning. He aspires to give ADEA members the tools for self-direction and self-reflection.

 “With over 19,000 members, I plan to engage each constituency of the membership to continue to enhance all aspects of dental education, to identify where change is most necessary, and to promote policies and procedures to implement such change,” Glickman said. “I am honored and privileged to serve this important organization.”

An educator committed to bettering the future of academic dentistry, Glickman is a founding member of the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, which promotes innovative curriculum to educate efficient and effective health care team practitioners. He has chaired and served as councilor for the ADEA Section on Endodontics and the ADEA Section on Graduate and Postgraduate Education. He was elected ADEA vice president for Sections, a position he held from 2002 to 2005.

Glickman also is director of the graduate endodontics program at TAMHSC-Baylor College of Dentistry. He received his dental degree from Ohio State University and his master’s degree and certificate in endodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a juris doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Founded in 1905, Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas is a college of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. TAMHSC-BCD is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education. The TAMHSC serves the state as a distributed, statewide health science center that is present in communities throughout Texas.

 

— LaDawn Brock