July 6, 2007
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Johnston Installed as President of the Pennsylvania Dental Association
Jon J. Johnston, DMD, of Punxsutawney, was installed as president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) at its 139th Annual Session in Hershey, on April 29, 2007. His installment follows his 2006-2007 term as PDA president-elect and his term as Eighth District trustee for the past four years. He will serve as PDA president for the 2007-2008 term.
Dr. Johnston has been practicing general dentistry in Punxsutawney for nearly two decades and has been a member of PDA since 1989. When asked what motivated him to pursue a career as a dentist he cited his father, Dr. Paul “Rusty” Johnston, who has served as president of the Eighth District Dental Society and the Clarion/Jefferson Dental Society.
As a PDA member, Dr. Johnston has actively served on several councils and committees including the Council on Government Relations, PADPAC (PDA’s Political Action Committee), Council on Professional Affairs, Dental Education and Practice, Ad Hoc New Dentist Allies, Subcommittee on Membership and the Strategic Planning Committee, on which he continues to serve. He was also a member of the House of Delegates for many years.
On the national level, Dr. Johnston served as both Pennsylvania delegate and alternate delegate to the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session for three years. Dr. Johnston is also a member of other professional associations, including the International College of Dentists.
Additionally, Dr. Johnston was involved at the local level with the Eighth District Dental Society in various leadership roles, serving as secretary/treasurer from 1995-1997, vice president from 1998-2000, president from 2000-2002 and continuing education coordinator from 2002-2004.
Dr. Johnston received his Bachelor of Science degree from Grove City College and his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He, his wife, Peggy, and daughter Anna reside in Punxsutawney.
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