Jeannie Beauchamp, DDS, a 1991 graduate of the College of Tennessee Well being Science Heart’s College of Dentistry, has been named president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
“I believe this has been an unprecedented time with the pandemic,” she mentioned. “Dentists have gone again to work with restrictions. I imagine everybody discovered how essential organized dentistry is to our career. We want a united voice legislatively and publicly. This 12 months, I wish to take what we’ve got discovered and transfer ahead, elevating how sufferers and the general public view the career of dentistry.”
Dr. Beauchamp, a board-certified pediatric dentist, accomplished her pediatric residency at UTHSC in 1993. She is lively within the UTHSC Faculty of Dentistry Alumni Affiliation and has served as president and consultant for Center Tennessee. In 2018, Dr. Beauchamp was honored with the Excellent Alumna Award and presently serves on the 2021 Alumni Legislative Council.
“I wouldn’t be the place I’m in the present day with out UTHSC,” Dr. Beauchamp mentioned. “I acquired a beautiful dental training and nonetheless be in contact with among the professors who had been mentors to me.”
“Dr. Beauchamp is a superb clinician and a confirmed chief within the career of dentistry,” mentioned James C. Ragain, Jr., DDS, MS, PhD, FICD, FACD, FPFA, dean of the UTHSC Faculty of Dentistry. “We’re extraordinarily proud that she is an alumna of our school and need her the easiest on this management position.”
Dr. Beauchamp has owned and operated Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry since 1999. Earlier than assuming the AAPD presidency, she served the group in a number of positions, together with parliamentarian, Southeastern District trustee, chair of the Council on Communications, the Political Motion Committee Steering Committee, and the Committee on Interprofessional Relations. She can also be a graduate of the AAPD Management Institute on the Kellogg Faculty of Enterprise and the AAPD Superior Management Institute on the Wharton Faculty of Enterprise in Pennsylvania. Based in 1947, the AAPD is taken into account to be the main authority on youngsters’s oral well being.
Dr. Beauchamp has served in lots of neighborhood and church teams. Her skilled involvement spans organizations, together with the American Dental Affiliation and the Tennessee Dental Affiliation (TDA). She lately accomplished her time period as TDA president. Moreover, she has served as a Tennessee delegate to the American Dental Affiliation Home of Delegates for 14 years.