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Dr. Geiermann is a former U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officer who has worked within public health settings for the majority of his career seeking to provide greater access to oral health care for the underserved. Upon retirement from the USPHS, he chose to continue that advocacy under the umbrella of the American Dental Association, which seeks to advocate for both the public and the profession. Steve retired from the ADA in July 2022 to pursue greater advocacy to improve the oral health of the public beyond what is currently envisioned by organized dentistry.