Visit to New York combines business meetings and celebrations

Dr. Jack meets former Tel Aviv Dental School Dean at the GNYDM.
Dr. Jack meets former Tel Aviv Dental School Dean at the GNYDM.

The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) provided the catalyst for dental, educational and policy meetings while bringing together many friends and colleagues. Woven into each day were insightful discussions about the future of the health professions and the integration of oral health in primary care.

International dental leaders at working session to improve relations among countries in conflict using oral health as the vehicle.
International dental leaders at working session to improve relations among countries in conflict using oral health as the vehicle.

Dr. Jack joins Dr. Allen Finkelstein along with the current and former dean of the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem.
Dr. Jack joins Dr. Allen Finkelstein along with the current and former dean of the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem.

The Alliance work group takes a break.
The Alliance work group takes a break.

The week concluded with two days of Alliance for Health Across Borders meetings which solidified the group’s commitment to its mission. Oral health is the vehicle to reduce conflict across borders. Also support for Special Needs is also a focus of the Alliance for improving cross-cultural communication and respect.

Stanley Bergman welcomes Jack, Jamie and Mike Alfano to his home for the celebration.
Stanley Bergman welcomes Jack, Jamie and Mike Alfano to his home for the celebration.

The evenings were filled with wedding and holiday celebrations.

Dr. Jack and Jamie welcome friends and dental industry colleagues.
Dr. Jack and Jamie welcome friends and dental industry colleagues.

Dr. Jack and Jamie join dental industry leaders at the home of Stanley and Marion Bergman to celebrate their recent marriage.
Dr. Jack and Jamie join dental industry leaders at the home of Stanley and Marion Bergman to celebrate their recent marriage.

It’s Thanksgiving week, so Dr. Jack Dillenberg finds himself back in New York City

ASDOH employees stop by to celebrate Dr. Jack's 71st birthday.
ASDOH employees stop by to celebrate Dr. Jack’s 71st birthday.

It was a short week in Arizona for Dr. Jack Dillenberg, as he ventured to New York City to spend the holiday and attend the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM).

A surprise encounter on Broadway in NYC with Dr. Gary Roberts, ADA President.
A surprise encounter on Broadway in NYC with Dr. Gary Roberts, ADA President.

Dr. Jack and Jamie enjoy with Jack's childhood friend, world-renown economic expert, Howard Marks.
Dr. Jack and Jamie enjoy lunch  with Jack’s childhood friend, world-renown economic expert, Howard Marks.

Dr. Jack and Jamie take an afternoon off to enjoy the Broadway Musical, Hamilton.
Dr. Jack and Jamie take an afternoon off to enjoy the Broadway Musical, Hamilton.

His New York City adventure began with lunch with his childhood friend, Howard Marks and then the Broadway show, Hamilton. It was a holiday week filled with networking and preparation for various meetings with dental leaders at the GNYDM.

NYU Dental Dean, Dr. Charles Bertolami and his wife, Linda, meet for their annual dinner celebration in New York.
NYU Dental Dean, Dr. Charles Bertolami and his wife, Linda, meet Dr. Jack for their annual dinner celebration in New York.

Pre-holiday week visitors keep Dr. Jack Dillenberg busy at ASDOH

Dr. Gary Cloud and Dr. Jack welcome the San Ysidro CHC leaders.
Dr. Gary Cloud and Dr. Jack welcome the San Ysidro CHC leaders.

The week began with Dr. Jack Dillenberg welcoming Chef Sara from Cave Creek. She conducted a cooking demonstration at the Mesa campus on Vegan and raw foods cooking. She is a long time friend of Dr. Jack and provided this demonstration as part of the Still Healthy Program.

Later in the week, Dr. Jack welcomed leaders from the San Ysidro Community Health Center network to discuss ongoing and future collaborations. He also met with the president of ASU’s pre-dental society and Ms. Heather Johnson from ASDOH’s Dentistry in the Community program to discuss an initiative to engage students. 

Community dentistry is the highlight of Dr. Jack’s week

Monday morning, Dr. Jack Dillenberg gave the keynote address at the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) plenary session to over 800 participants at the 25th Anniversary celebration of NNOHA.

Dr. Jack received the ADA Presidential Award from ADA President Dr. Gary Roberts.
Dr. Jack received the ADA Presidential Award from ADA President Dr. Gary Roberts.

Dr. Jack receives the NNOHA Lifetime Achievement award from the executive director, Phillip Thompson and Dr. Janet Bozzone, President of NNOHA.
Dr. Jack receives the NNOHA Lifetime Achievement award from the executive director, Phillip Thompson and Dr. Janet Bozzone, President of NNOHA.

Later that evening, he received their Lifetime Achievement Award at their award gala.

UNM Predental club invited Dr. Jack to speak in Albuquerque.
UNM Pre-dental club invited Dr. Jack to speak in Albuquerque.

The following day, Dr. Jack Dillenberg flew to Albuquerque to visit with the University of New Mexico pre-dental student club. On Thursday, he flew to San Diego to present at the UCSD Community Dentistry Faculty Development course for dental faculty.

Faculty participants in the UCSD Community dentistry faculty development course welcome Dr. Jack as one of their guest speakers.
Faculty participants in the UCSD Community dentistry faculty development course welcome Dr. Jack as one of their guest speakers.

On his way to UCSD, Dr. Jack ran into two ASDOH alum at the airport.
On his way to UCSD, Dr. Jack ran into two ASDOH alums at the airport.

The week ended with Dr. Jack celebrating Veterans Day as a former Navy dentist.

Community Service is the focus of the week

The Center for Oral Health Board welcomes new members at its meeting, chaired by Dr. Jack.
The Center for Oral Health Board welcomes new members at its meeting, chaired by Dr. Jack.

The week started off with Dr. Jack Dillenberg attending the Center for Oral Health Board meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. The Board welcomed new members and reaffirmed its commitment to innovative programming to provide integrated oral health care to at risk populations.

Dr. Jack meets with Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivor Oral Health Care Program organizers.
Dr. Jack meets with Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivor Oral Health Care Program organizers.

Ms. Bernice Edelstein, national director of the Alpha Omega/Henry Schein Holocaust survivor dental program came to ASDOH to discuss ASDOH’s role in the program in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Local Alpha Omega members are enthusiastically willing to participate in this collaborative effort.

Dr. Jack welcomes SOMA Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan to the Day for Special Smiles event.
Dr. Jack welcomes SOMA Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan to the Day for Special Smiles event.

ASDOH’s Sixth Annual Day for Special Smiles kicked off on Friday. This extraordinary event, originated by students, served 61 special needs children and adults in one day. There were educational and entertainment stations as well as social workers from ASDOH’s BRITE program. Over 170 volunteers, including ATSU students and faculty along with local health professional schools, came together utilizing donated supplies for  another successful event.

Phoenix hosts multiple oral health events

Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Jay Park welcome Dr. Elliot Moskowitz, a world famous orthodontist to ASDOH, who also happens to be a friend from Dr. Jack's dental school days.
Drs. Jack Dillenberg and Jay Park welcome Dr. Elliot Moskowitz, a world famous orthodontist to ASDOH, who also happens to be a friend from Dr. Jack’s dental school days.

The week began with a surprise visit from Dr. Elliot Moskowitz after his presentation to the orthodontic residents. Dr. Jack Dillenberg had not seen Dr. Moskowitz since dental school graduation 45 years ago. Later that day, Dr. Jack Dillenberg led the orientation for new Center for Oral Health Board members which included Joe Colaneri, Ph.D. , lobbyist, and Barbara Bartanian, head of the Pacific Dental Services (PDS) Foundation.

Tuesday, Dr. Jack Dillenberg attended his final First Things First (FTF) Southeast Maricopa Regional Council meeting where he served as the health representative for over nine years. First Things First provides preventive-oriented oral health for the children served by FTF.

Dr. Jack bids farewell to his First Things First colleagues after nine years of service to the Southeast Maricopa Regional Council.
Dr. Jack bids farewell to his First Things First colleagues after nine years of service to the Southeast Maricopa Regional Council.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg joins dentaquest leaders at the oral health for the oral 2020 meeting held in Phoenix.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg joins Dentaquest leaders at the Oral Health for All 2020 meeting held in Phoenix.

On  Wednesday, Dr. Jack Dillenberg joined over 400 participants at the Dentaquest Oral Health for All 2020 conference held in Phoenix. Oral Health leaders from throughout the US were in attendance.

 

 

The ADA Annual meeting draws the profession to Denver

Jorge Rojas from Colgate presents the appreciation award to ASDOH for supporting the mission in Mexico.
Jorge Rojas from Colgate presents the appreciation award to ASDOH for supporting the mission in Mexico.

ASDOH students and faculty celebrate the Mexico mission trip.
ASDOH students and faculty celebrate the Mexico mission trip.

Early in the week, Dr. Jack Dillenberg celebrated the Mexico mission work of ASDOH students and faculty. Representatives from Colgate and the Hispanic Student Dental Association acknowledged ASDOH’s participation in their Mexico mission.

Dr. Jack is surrounded by ASDOH Dean's Advisory Board members, Gerard Moufflet, Chair of the Board, and Jeff Parker.
Dr. Jack is surrounded by ASDOH Dean’s Advisory Board members, Gerard Moufflet, Chair of the Board, and Jeff Parker.

Wednesday, Dr. Jack Dillenberg participated in the ASDOH Dean’s Advisory Board meeting. This group includes dentistry leaders who advise the dean on strategic initiatives for the school. Board members had an engaging discussion and provided numerous suggestions and ideas for ASDOH’s future.

Joe Cadaretta and Kathleen Titus from Henry Schein welcome Dr. Jack to their exhibit.
Joe Cavaretta and Kathleen Titus from Henry Schein welcome Dr. Jack to their exhibit.

After the meeting, Dr. Jack Dillenberg flew to Denver for the ADA meeting which included an ASDOH Alumni reception.  A highlight of the meeting was an inspirational presentation by the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala.

Dr. Corbin Popp, ASDOH grad, joins the festivities at the alumni reception.
Dr. Corbin Popp, ASDOH grad, joins the festivities at the alumni reception.

Malala captures the ADA audience with her powerful stories and ongoing efforts to education young women.
Malala captures the ADA audience with her powerful stories and ongoing efforts to educate young women.

Exciting opportunities emerged for ASDOH in Ariz. this week

The week began with Dr. Jack Dillenberg being nominated and confirmed as a board member of the new not-for-profit Brighterway Institute. Brighterway enhances the lives of community members with their whole person health approach to wellness. The institute has three dental centers and is led by Dr. Kris Volcheck.

Pastor David Wade of the historic black church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, comes to visit Dr. Jack and Heather Johnson regarding collaborating efforts.
Pastor David Wade of the historic black church, Mt. Calvary Baptist, comes to visit Dr. Jack and Heather Johnson regarding collaborating efforts.

Pastor David Wade met with Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Heather Johnson to discuss engaging his church in community oral health prevention activities for his parishioners.  In addition, D1 student Chisom Chukwu plans to work with Pastor Wade to promote dentistry as a viable career for his black parishioners and help address the diversity issue in dentistry.

Jack and Jamie join Dr. Virginia Kennaway, local veterinarian, at the Jerome Humane Society Fund Raiser on Sunday.
Jack and Jamie join Dr. Virginia Kennaway, local veterinarian, at the Jerome Humane Society Fund Raiser on Sunday.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg also met with Michael Chang to finalize plans for the ASDOH alumni event at the ADA meeting in Denver on Saturday, October 22 at the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver. All ASDOH alum are encouraged to attend.

After a busy week, Dr. Jack and Jamie had a chance to participate in several Jerome festivities.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg experiences downtown Philidelphia and the Colorado Rockies in the same week

Dr. Jack celebrates with ASDOH alums and Shils awardee.
Dr. Jack celebrates with ASDOH alums and Shils awardee.

The Annual Edward Shils board meeting and awards celebration brings Dr. Jack Dillenberg to the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. Edward Shils board members spent the day reviewing and recommitting their activities to promote social entrepreneurial activities.

Dr. Brad Guyton leads the discussion during the PDS Institute meeting.
Dr. Brad Guyton leads the discussion during the PDS Institute meeting.

Later in the week, Dr. Jack Dillenberg joined Dr. Brad Guyton and the other members of the PDS Institute in Northern Colorado for their annual meeting at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in the Rockies.

Dan Perkins, CEO of AEGIS Communication, celebrates with Jack and Jamie at the PDS Institute meeting.
Dan Perkins, CEO of AEGIS Communication, celebrates with Jack and Jamie at the PDS Institute meeting.

The meeting provided an opportunity to review and evaluate the implementation of the recommendations made at last year’s meeting. Dr. Jack Dillenberg continues to be impressed by the commitment of Pacific Dental Services (PDS) to their patients while growing their member doctors and associates.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg continues the tradition of speaking at UCSD’s pre-dental society meeting

Pre-dental society leaders welcome Dr. Jack back for to kick off their distinguished speaker series.
Pre-dental society leaders welcome Dr. Jack back to kick off their distinguished speaker series.

This year a number of current ASDOH students and alums were in attendance at the UCSD pre-dental society speaking series where Dr. Jack Dillenberg was once again the first of this year’s distinguished speakers to present. Over 100 UCSD pre-dental society members showed up to welcome Dr. Jack for the 14th year in a row.  The society has continually grown both in membership and in providing quality oral health services to some of San Diego’s most under served. The event began with his presentation at UCSD and continued at a local restaurant where Dr. Jack was able to conduct small group dialogues allowing him time to answer specific student questions.

Dr. Jack shares his stories with the pre-dental society students and other guests.
Dr. Jack shares his stories with the pre-dental society students and other guests.

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