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The American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates elected Carol Gomez Summerhays, D.D.S., of San Diego, the 2014–15 ADA President-elect.
An ADA member for 36 years, Dr. Summerhays is immediate past trustee of the ADA’s 13th District (California). As trustee, she served on several board committees and chaired the ADA Compensation Committee and the ADA Governance Committee.
A 1978 graduate of Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California, Dr. Summerhays is Past President of the California Dental Association. She is a member of the American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, Hispanic Dental Association and the Pankey Institute.
Dr. Summerhays will succeed Maxine Feinberg, D.D.S., as ADA President when the ADA House of Delegates reconvenes in Washington, D.C., next fall.