Gerald N. Glickman, DDS, MS, MBA, JD, has been appointed the new president of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). During his term, he intends to focus on promoting lifelong learning.

“Over the years, I have come to realize that education is far fromfinite—it simply does not end after one course of study or aftercompleting dental school,” Glickman says. “The knowledge explosion indentistry is growing exponentially, thus making life-long learningessential. We as an Association must have our fingers on the pulse ofall aspects of dental education, the latest research and best evidence,and the political climate of health care in order for us to grappleeffectively with the issues we will be facing.”

Glickman is a founding member of the ADEA Commission on Change andInnovation in Dental Education, and has chaired and served as councilorfor the ADEA Section on Endodontics and ADEA Section on Graduate andPostgraduate Education. He was the ADEA vice president for Sections from2002 to 2005. He is currently professor and chair of the department ofendodontics and director of graduate endodontics at Baylor College ofDentistry.