Meet Dr. Effort

Dr. Effort

Edmund D. Effort, DDS, FACD, FICD
Col, USAFR, DC, Ret
Curriculum Vitae


University of Michigan
Received Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
Class of 1977
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Major Psychology, Minor Chemistry/Physics
Class 1972
United States Dental Institute
Orthodontic Program
Leadership Pittsburgh1993
Air War College1998-1999
Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies2003

Professional Experience

Appointed Chairman, Probable Cause Committee, State Board of DentistryOct 2010
Appointed to Merit Selection Panel by Chief District Judge Gary Lancaster29 November, 2010
Nominated and confirmed to the State Board of Dentistry by unanimous vote of the Pennsylvania SenateJune 2008
Term expires June 2014
Private Practice1981 to Present
Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence, 2008
US Air Force, R.A.F. Alconbury, England1977-1981
Activated in support of Desert Shield, Langley AFB, VADecember 1990
Individual Mobilization Augmentee Reserve Air Force ProgramApril 2003
Retired 01 Oct 2007, 30 years service, rank of Colonel
ADA Grass Roots Team Leader, 14th Congressional District
Former Chairman PDA Dental Welfare Committee
Former Member, Medical Assistance Advisory Committee1990 - 1995
Member PDA Government Relations Committee/Grass Roots Team Leader
Attended Washington Leadership Conference2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
Air Force Academy Liaison Officer, Retired/Volunteer

Professional Organizations

American Dental Association
Pennsylvania Dental Association
Association of Military Surgeons Life Member
Odontological Society of Western Pennsylvania


Founding Member, Pittsburgh Chapter of the Tuskegee Airman, Inc.2010
Helped preserve Pa Dental Welfare Program1990 to 1993
Successfully Lobbied for $12.1 million fee increase for Dental Welfare Program1992
Expert Witness Felix vs. Casey1992-1993
$6.2 million fee increase for Dental Welfare Program1994
171st PAANG Humanitarian Mission to Ghana, West AfricaApril 20 to May 5, 1996
WPTT Black History Month Salute Honoree1977
Helped organize Pa Dept. of Welfare Dental Summit with PDAMay, 1999
4 consecutive re-appointments to MAAC with citations and commendations from Pennsylvania Dental Association
Expert witness consultant for Davies, McFarland & Carroll, P.C.
Expert witness testimony in McLeary vs. Prison System, US Federal Court1995
NAACP Homer S. Brown Community Service Award for Tadiso Inc., Chair of Tadiso Board2008
Pittsburgh Air National Guard 171st1981-2002

Civic Groups

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Chapter President1994-1996
Urban League of Pittsburgh
Frogs Men's Club, NAACP Life Member, Boy Scouts
Board Member Shady Side Boys and Girls Club of Pittsburgh
Elected to Board of Directors NAACP1995-1998
Health Affairs Chairman, NAACP1995-1998


Married, Elaine
Two children, Edmundson 30 April 28, Member, Holy Cross Episcopal Church


Sports, Photography, Travel, Wood Craft, Old House Restoration


Office Phone: 412-765-0199
Fax: 421-765-2299