July 8, 2022

Melissa Drum, DDS, MS, is President of American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Melissa Drum

Dr. Melissa Drum, a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Division of Endodontics, has been selected to serve as president of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE).

Dr. Drum received her DDS from the University of Minnesota and her endodontic certificate/master's degree from The Ohio State University. She teaches at the dental student and resident levels and is the Advanced Endodontic Program Director and past Predoctoral Endodontic/Emergency Clinic Director.  Dr. Drum is active in service at the college, state, and national levels and is a full tenured professor. She has published more than 80 articles, multiple book chapters, and coauthored a book. Dr. Drum became a Diplomate of the ABE in 2008.  She was named holder of the Al Reader Endowed Professorship in 2013.  Dr. Drum received the AAE Edward M. Ostetek Award in 2014, as well as local teaching and research awards over the years. Dr. Drum hates writing and reading bios and is much more fun than this paragraph describes.

The ABE is one of nine specialty boards recognized by the American Dental Association. In her role as ABE president, Dr. Drum will provide leadership for the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics.