Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. ValachovicRichard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., is President and CEO of ADEA and President of the ADEAGies Foundation. He joined ADEA in 1997 after more than 20 years in the research, practice and teaching of pediatric dentistry and oral medicine/radiology. Certified in pediatric dentistry and dental public health, Dr. Valachovic is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He previously served on the faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Valachovic has served as President of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) and as Secretary-General of the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA).