Jeffrey M. Cole, DDS, MBA, will be the featured speaker at the UCSF School of Dentistry commencement exercises for 2019.
Dr. Cole, president of the American Dental Association, is a general dentist from Wilmington, Delaware. He has served as the ADA Fourth District Trustee, and as the chair of both the Budget and Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. He was a member of the ADA Council on Dental Practice before being elected a trustee.
Dr. Cole is involved in several additional dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, where he served as president in 2012–13. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Academy of Dentistry International. He was president of the Delaware State Dental Society in 2008–09 and received the Distinguished Service Award from that society in 2015.
Dr. Cole received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. He received his doctoral degree from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. He later earned a master’s in business administration degree from The Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia.