|Schlothauer named president of Nebraska Dental Association|
|May 28, 2015 Jerry Purvis|
Gering native and dentist Mark Schlothauer, who’s been in private practice locally since 2010, has been named as the new president of the Nebraska Dental Association.
Schlothauer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1998. His DDS degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry followed in 2002. The next year, he completed additional training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.
He served as a resident dentist at the base from 2002-2003 before becoming a staff dentist at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota from 2003-2006 as a captain in the Air Force.
After his military service, Schlothauer became a staff dentist at UNMC College of Dentistry Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska, serving in a public health dental clinic in Gering from 2006-2010.
Then in 2010, had the opportunity to go into private practice with his father, George, before George retired.
Schlothauer has been active in organized dentistry. He served as a delegate for the UNMC College of Dentistry American Student Dental Association in 2000. He also served as an assistant coordinator for the Nebraska Mission of Mercy event in Mitchell in 2009.
Schlothauer’s other credentials include President of the West District Dental Society in 2009-2010 and again in 2012-2013. He’s also been a Nebraska Dental Association Delegate since 2010. And since 2010, he’s been a representative to the ADA Washington Leadership Conference. He was also elected as Vice President of the Nebraska Dental Association in 2013.
Schlothauer is a member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, the West District Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American College of Dentists.
Schlothauer is also President of the Gering Public Schools Foundation, and was President of the Nebraska Alumni Association, Panhandle Chapter from 2012-2013.