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William Maas, CDC’s Oral Health Director Steps Down

Source: American Dental Association website "Advocacy" | (Posted 08/13/08)
Posted on August 13th, 2008

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that Dr. William Maas, director of the Division of Oral Health, will transition to other responsibilities within the agency. According to a CDC statement, Dr. Maas, who has been director for 10 years, has requested to continue to serve “from a different vantage point.” The announcement said the agency will “draw on Bill’s deep understanding of our CDC program, his considerable dental public health experience and insight, and the trust that he has built with public and private partners over the years to work with partner organizations and leadership groups and leverage relationships with HHS and other federal agencies, think tanks, and other public and private organizations on behalf of oral health.”

The CDC statement added that an acting director will be named by early September, and that a nationwide search for a new permanent director will commence thereafter.