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Wright installed IAOP president

Dr. John WrightDr. John Wright, Regents professor and chair of diagnostic sciences, was formally installed as president of the International Association of Oral Pathologists during the group’s biennial congress June 21 - 28 in San Francisco.

The IAOP represents the global community of oral pathology with members from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America, South America and North America. Wright represented North America on the governing council of the organization from 2004 - 2008. He was chosen in 2006 the organization’s president-elect and just completed that two-year term. His presidency runs until the group’s next congress in August 2010.

This isn’t Wright’s first time to lead a premier dental organization. He is past president of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and also is currently serving as director of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.