From Cuba to Kansas City to Miami, Dr. Cesar R. Sabates had his eye on dentistry
Fueled by hard work, persistence, and determination, Cesar R. Sabates, D.D.S., rose from being a child of Castro-era Cuba to becoming the soon-to-be president of the American Dental Association.
His journey has not been without challenges. And when the 61-year-old Dr. Sabates is installed as the 158th president of the ADA during the Oct. 16 House of Delegates Meeting in Las Vegas, he will begin a leadership term heavily influenced by his personal and professional experiences.
“I want everyone to feel loved and welcomed into the association. I want to extend the same sense of caring and compassion that I received from mentors at a time when I felt that I didn’t belong. They made me feel welcome and that my voice mattered. Their support has shaped how I want to lead. Their support was instrumental to how I got here,” Dr. Sabates said.