Edward A. Mathein

Trustee at Jackson College

Dr. Edward Mathein is the retired president of Mathein, Slete and Associates, DDS, PC, and practiced dentistry in Jackson for 50 years. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School, earned an Associate in Science from Jackson Community College, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit. He also attended the L.D. Pankey Dental Research Institute from 1986-1996. Dr. Mathein offers his services at the Center for Family Health Dental Clinic. Active in his profession, Dr. Mathein was president of the Jackson District Dental Society in 1979-1980; Michigan Dental Association Ethics chair, 1986-1997; American Dental Association, 1967-Present; Chicago Dental Society, 1975-Present; Academy of General Dentistry 1971-Present; and was Jackson County United Way Dental Professionals chair from 1980-1981 and 2008-Present. In the community, he has served on the board of directors for the Jackson Jaycees; served as Jackson County/Michigan Heart Association fund-raising co-chair in 1996-1997; served as Starr Commonwealth Jackson Division Advisory Council chair in 1997- 1998; served on the Jackson County Intermediate School District Health Professions Advisory Council from 1978-2006; served as JCC Alumni Association board member 1983-1990 and president from 1989-1990; served as JCC Foundation board member from 1990-1997 and president from 1995-1997; Member of Jackson Host Lions Club since 1971 and held all office chairs, including President. For his notable service contributions he has received the Ethelene Jones Crockett Distinguished Alumni Award from JCC, 1996; was nominated for Jackson Citizen of the Year, 1996; and received both the Jackson Host Lions Distinguished Service award for 2010-2011 and Lion of the Year award for the Central District in 2017. Dr. Mathein has served as a Jackson College Trustee since 1998 and was Board Chair from 2008-2012. Additionally, he has represented JC on the Michigan Community College Association Board since 2008 and was the MCCA State Treasurer from 2008-2012. He and his wife Jeanine have two married daughters; Ann Marie Benjamin (Robert) and Lori Anne Wetzel (Tony). They also have five grandchildren; four girls and a boy – Emily, Rachel, Anna, Sydney and Anthony.


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