Canfield dentist installed as Ohio Dental Association president

Dr. Lori Fitzgerald of Canfield was installed as president of the Ohio Dental Association on Sept. 16 during the ODA’s House of Delegates meeting.

“Dr. Fitzgerald’s varied volunteer leader and dental practice experiences have prepared her well to assume the duties of ODA president,” said David Owsiany, ODA executive director. “She is committed to representing the diversity of the dental profession and improving oral health in Ohio.”

As president of the ODA, Fitzgerald will serve on the ODA’s Executive Committee overseeing the management of the association throughout the next year. She will continue efforts of past presidents to best serve the profession of dentistry and residents of Ohio through advocacy and legislative efforts and oral health public service programs.

Fitzgerald is a general dentist practicing in Canfield. She received her DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

She is a past president of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society, past chair of the ODA’s Annual Session Committee and Council on Membership Services. She is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy, and a member of the American Association of Women Dentists.

The Ohio Dental Association represents more than 5,000 member dentists, nearly 70% of the state’s licensed dentists. ODA member dentists provide more than $40 million in donated care and services annually, and they are bound by the highest ethical standards and have access to superior ongoing education, training and resources.