Chicago (December, 2014) —The American Dental Assistants Association announces that Executive Director Lawrence H. Sepin has decided to retire, effective December 31, 2014.
ADAA President Kimberly Bland said, “After 25 years of service to the ADAA, Larry has decided that now is the right time to step down. The Association was fortunate to have his guidance for such an extended time in our history. During Larry’s tenure with the ADAA, we were able to establish a successful educational foundation dedicated to supporting the Association’s work in producing quality educational products for dental assistants. Under his leadership we developed strong professional relationships with many other dental organizations, dental corporations, the United States Federal
Services, and many of our dental assisting counterparts in foreign countries. We sincerely thank Larry for his guidance to our Association and wish him a happy and healthy retirement.”
Mr. Sepin, a marketing/management graduate of Roosevelt University, began his role as ADAA Executive Director in 1990 after serving as the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois CPA Society. He served as a dental assistant while in the United States Army in 1961-1965. In 2005 he was inducted as an honorary Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry
International (ADI) for his work with dental auxiliaries. Mr. Sepin resides in Chicago with his wife, Veronica.
“I have had the privilege of working with many extraordinary and dedicated leaders from the dental assisting profession,” said Sepin, “all whom have shared the same passion and commitment to the profession of dental assisting. Together, it was our ultimate goal to bring the entire workforce of over 300,000 dental assistants to the Association. I attribute my longevity with the ADAA to my belief it its mission: ‘to advance the practice of dental assisting toward the highest standards of performance obtainable,’ and it is my sincere hope that I have left the Association in a better state than I found it.”The American Dental Assistants Association will be naming its new Executive Director prior to January 1, 2015.