The American Dental Association (ADA) Science Institute, Chicago, announced that Daniel M. Meyer, DDS, has accepted the position of chief science officer. In his new role, Meyer will serve as the ADA’s chief scientific expert and thought leader to cultivate stakeholder relationships and provide collaborative, evidence-based oral health recommendations for the public and the profession. Meyer will also provide consultation to the ADA Foundation on opportunities for scientific collaboration and continue to provide consultation services to the FDI World Dental Federation and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Meyer previously served as the Science Institute’s senior vice president, a role in which he directed various programs and provided guidance within the Institute to address current and emerging issues. Prior to joining the ADA in 1995, Meyer served as the director of clinical research and the executive officer at the Naval Dental Research Institute.

Meyer earned his DDS from Marquette University and his certificate in endodontics from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University He is an endodontist and an active member in a number of professional organizations, including the ADA, FDI World Dental Federation, American Association of Endodontists, American Association for Dental Research, International College of Dentists, and International Association for Dental Research.