November 10, 2015 > Dr. Steven D. Chan installed as President of the American College of Dentists
Dr. Steven D. Chan installed as President of the American College of Dentists
Submitted By Sue Chan
Dr. Steven D. Chan was installed as President of the American College of Dentists on November 5 during its Annual Meeting and Convocation in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chan is a pediatric dentist with a practice in Fremont for the past 35 years. He is involved in a number of professional and civic activities with a distinguished record of leadership. Dr. Chan is a Past President of the California Dental Association and Past Chair and Founder of the California Dental Association Foundation.
The American College of Dentists is the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. It was founded in 1920 to recognize dentists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of dentistry. The mission of the American College of Dentists is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in dentistry, and it actively pursues projects consistent with its mission. Fellowship in the College is by invitation and based on demonstrated leadership in some area of dentistry or community service. Approximately 3.5 percent of dentists are Fellows of the American College of Dentists. The American College of Dentists has long been recognized by its peers as the ÒConscience of Dentistry.Ó
Dr. Chan is a third generation Californian -- born and raised in Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA, he earned his dental degree at Georgetown University and completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry at a Los Angeles County Hospital Trauma Center.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, his community service includes: Service on the Alameda County Grand Jury, Chair of the Ohlone Community College Bond Oversight Committee, and City of Fremont Library Commission.
Dr. Chan is married to Suzanne Lee Chan, Vice Mayor of Fremont. They are the proud parents of two accomplished sons, Scott and Tracy Chan.