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Dr. Vincent Rapini Installed as 149th Missouri Dental Association President

Vince Rapini, President ElectDr. Vincent Rapini, a general dentist from St. Louis, Mo., was installed as the 149th president of the Missouri Dental Association (MDA) on November 4, 2017 at the MDA House of Delegates in Jefferson City.

Dr. Rapini received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1980. He maintained a private dental practice in Webster Groves, Mo., until the summer of 2017, when he became a full-time assistant clinical professor at the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Dental Medicine, a position he began on a part-time basis in 2008.

Leading up to this office, Dr. Rapini served his local, state and national dental organizations in a variety of manners, including: American Dental Association Delegate; MDA Legislative and Regulatory Committee Chair, Trustee and Delegate; and, Greater St. Louis Dental Society President and Mid-Continent Dental Congress Chair, among other posts. He is distinguished as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy, and in 2006 received the Greater St. Louis Dental Society Distinguished Service Award.

He is involved with his church, the Evangelical Full Gospel Assembly and currently serves as its Superintendent of Religious Education.

Dr. Rapini has two children. His daughter, Jennifer, is a dentist, practicing in Oklahoma City, Okla. His son, Vincent, is a high school band teacher in Jefferson County, Mo. Vincent and his wife Laura, reside in St. Peters, Mo.