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I bring you greetings from the National
Dental Association. It is my pleasure to serve
this great organization as the 89th President.
Not only is it 2013, but it is the 100th An-
niversary of the National Dental Association.
We are celebrating this historic event here in
the Washington, DC area at the new National
Harbor in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
For those of you who say it is not in DC, where
else can you enjoy the amenities of a resort
hotel such as the Gaylord and be 15 minutes
from downtown DC with its many attractions
including our 44th U.S. President, Barrack
Edward H. Chappelle, Jr., DDS
December 15, 2012 marked the induction
of the 89th President of the National Dental
Association, Dr. Edward H. Chappelle Jr.
More than 200 guests attended the gala at the
Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington,
Dr. Robin Daniel, NDA Past President,
served as Master of Ceremonies and greetings
were received from Dr. Roy Irons, 88th Pres-
ident of the National Dental Association and
Dr. John Daniels, President of the Robert T.
Freeman Dental Society. Dr. Edward Scott, II,
NDA Past President, articulated the occasion
which was followed by the traditional candle-
light ceremony to install the officers of the
2013 Executive Committee.
Dr. Chappelle took the opportunity to
thank family, friends, the Robert T. Freeman
Dental Society, and academic experiences at
Rutgers and Meharry for preparing him for
I would like to thank each and every one of
you for your membership in this great organi-
zation. We are striving to meet and exceed
your expectations as the premier African
American organization for dentistry in the
world. This year marks the end of our first
century and the beginning of a new century of
leadership and promise.
With this historic landmark time, we are
going to need each and every one of you to step
up to the plate and do your part. I know all of
us can’t do all that we would like , but you can
pay your dues and register for the convention,
so we can show all others that the NDA is
more viable and influential than ever before.
By collectively harnessing our economic power
and leveraging our personal relationships, we
can chart the future of the National Dental As-
sociation. We just need the will to do it. So join
me this year, not only as a member, but as an
active participant in our beloved organization.
I challenge you to be an integral part of the
preservation of the legacy formed by our pio-
neers; embrace what the future holds in store
for us and for the students who will follow the
path we make in our second century.
that moment. His theme for the coming year is
“Preserving our Legacy while Embracing the
Guests then danced the night away with
fabulous music from “Double Digit.” It was
indeed a memorable occasion.
2012 Transition Inaugural