Board of Directors Chair: Joanne Dawley

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Joanne Dawley, D.D.S.

Joanne Dawley, D.D.S.

Joanne Dawley, D.D.S., of Southfield, Mich., was elected to DANB's Board of Directors in August 2011 and is serving her second three-year term. DANB's Board elected Dr. Dawley from a slate of qualified nominees provided by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Dr. Dawley is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and currently runs her own practice in Michigan. She has been an active member of the ADA at the national, state and local levels for nearly 25 years. Dr. Dawley is a former member of the ADA’s Council on Dental Practice. She has served as a delegate or alternate delegate to the ADA House of Delegates since 2000, and in 2009 she chaired an ADA Reference Committee. After holding numerous leadership positions at the state and local levels, Dr. Dawley was elected President of the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) in 2008. Dr. Dawley is also a member of the National Dental Association and an active member of the Wolverine Dental Society.

The recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Dawley has been recognized with the Detroit District Dental Society’s 2008 Leadership and Service Award, the National Dental Association’s 2008 Phenomenal Achievement Leadership Award and the Mercy Education Project’s 2008 Positive Impact Hard Work Dedication Award.  

Dr. Dawley is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the National Dental Association, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She also belongs to several honor societies for dentists, including the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow in the AGD.