Samuel Low, D.D.S., M.S., of Gainesville, Fla., was installed as President Elect of the American Academy of Periodontology Board of Trustees during its 94th Annual Meeting, held in Seattle in September.
Low is Associate Dean and professor of periodontology in the College of Dentistry and an advisory faculty member to the Pankey Institute.
An AAP member since 1975, Dr. Low served on the Board of Trustees as Vice President in 2008. In addition, Dr. Low also acted as the Academy’s Secretary/Treasurer in 2007.
“Dr. Low’s contributions to both the Academy as well as the specialty of periodontology make him an excellent selection for the role of President Elect of the Academy. I am confident that he will use his expertise and experience, along with his new position, to continue to guide the Academy toward the future of periodontology,” said Dr. David Cochran, 2008-2009 AAP President.
“I look forward to taking on the position of President Elect of the AAP. Now is an important and innovative time in the field of periodontics,” said Low. “We will continue to focus on educating the public, as well as the dental and health care communities, about the important role that the treatment of periodontal disease can play in maintaining one’s natural teeth for a lifetime.”
As well as serving on the AAP’s Planning Committee, Education Committee, and participation in multiple World Workshops in Periodontics sponsored by the AAP, Low has been involved in all levels of organized dentistry.
Low received his dental degree, specialty training in periodontics, and Masters of Science in biomedical science from University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, and his Masters of Education from University of Florida College of Education.
The American Academy of Periodontology is an 8,000-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.