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LSU Health New Orleans Dental Student Elected to National Office

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Jeffrey Kerst, a third-year student at LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry, is one of two national vice presidents elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) for a one-year term. The Board of Trustees governs the 27,000-member national student-run organization that connects dental students on local and national levels and gives them the training to be better leaders and dentists.

Kerst was the District 5 Trustee on the Board and served as the liaison to the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and as a student delegate to the ADA Annual Session.

Kerst is a member of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry Class of 2019. LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry is the only dental school in Louisiana and is unique among the dental schools in the United States because it offers degrees in dentistry, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology. Three out of every four dentists and dental hygienists practicing in Louisiana today are graduates of the school.