This week it’s all about the students

This past week, Dr. Jack Dillenberg had the special privilege of visiting with middle and high school students at the Chandler Preparatory Charter School. During his presentations, the students asked meaningful questions about what it means to be a healthcare provider, and Dr. Jack gave them advice in response. He added humor to his talk and shared stories about his extensive public health career.

High School students at Chandler Prep Charter School enjoy Dr. Jack's presentation.
High School students at Chandler Prep Charter School enjoy Dr. Jack’s presentation.

It was also a week that included reconnecting with the ASDOH Class of 2020 as they gathered for their class photo and had a chance to chat with the Dean. They shared goals for enriching their ASDOH experience through continued commitment to community service. Their conversations also demonstrated nurturing support  for each other.

The ASDOH class of 2020 gathers for their photo.
The ASDOH class of 2020 gathers for their photo.

Discussions were held to finalize plans for next week’s celebration of ASDOH’s Research Week.

ASDOH eases into a new year

While many of the ASDOH community extended their vacations, others began the New Year with planning innovative initiatives. These included the expansion of digital dentistry efforts and providing needed care to Holocaust survivors. This effort is being led by the Alpha Omega Foundation and the Henry Schein Company. 

The highlight of Dr. Jack’s week was seeing his granddaughters. 

Dean Dillenberg rings in the New Year in Jerome, Arizona

As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 begins, changes are in store for ASDOH. Dr. Jack Dillenberg looks forward to welcoming his successor in a few months who will carry on ASDOH’s mission. 

The class of 2021 is filling with a talented and diverse group of men and women. Additionally, innovation at ASDOH regarding plans to expand digital dentistry efforts will be disclosed in the spring. 

The week is filled with multiple celebrations

Dr. Jack joins Dr. D. Walter Cohen and Claire to celebrate Dr. Cohen's 90th birthday celebration.
Dr. Jack joins Dr. D. Walter Cohen and Claire to celebrate Dr. Cohen’s 90th birthday.

Dr. Adi Garfunke; and wife, Bianca, also join Dr. Jack for Walter's 90th birthday celebration.
Dr. Adi Garfunkel and wife, Bianca, also join Dr. Jack for Walter’s 90th birthday celebration.

Dr. D. Walter Cohen, the iconic dean of the University of Pennsylvania dental school celebrated his 90th birthday. Many of Dr. Cohen’s friends and colleagues from around the world came together in Philadelphia to celebrate this joyous event.

The new not-for-profit, Brighter Way, held its first board meeting.
The new not-for-profit, Brighter Way, held its first Board meeting.

Tuesday evening, Dr. Jack joined Brighter Way board members for their initial meeting to discuss the organization’s commitment to providing oral health care to the underserved.

The week culminated with the ASDOH Postgraduate Orthodontic Program graduation dinner.  The dinner brought together faculty, family members and graduating residents to celebrate their accomplishments.

ASDOH faculty gather at the 2016 Post-Graduate Orthodontic Program celebration.
ASDOH faculty gather at the 2016 Postgraduate Orthodontic Program graduation celebration.

NYU Lutheran Residency Program Faculty come to Phoenix for training

Dr. Jack receives recognition for his career in Public Health Leadership from Dr. Neil Denby.
Dr. Jack receives recognition for his career in Public Health Leadership from Dr. Neil Demby.

The week began with Dr. Jack Dillenberg presenting at the NYU Lutheran Faculty Development meeting. His focus was on the leadership skills required to compliment clinical skills as oral health becomes more integrated with primary health care.

Former Harvard dental student, Dr. George Acs and colleague Dr. Mariella Stefano join Dr. Jack at the NYU Lutheran Faculty Development Meeting.
Former Harvard dental student, Dr. George Acs and colleague Dr. Mariella Stefano, join Dr. Jack at the NYU Lutheran Faculty Development Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

He also discussed the importance of providing care to special needs patients including the elderly and those with medically complex conditions. NYU surprised Dr. Jack with an award recognizing his career of public health leadership.

Dr. Jack joins Dr. Hal Slavkin and Dr. Myron Allukan after Dr. Slavkin's presentation.
Dr. Jack joins Dr. Hal Slavkin and Dr. Myron Allukian after Dr. Slavkin’s presentation.

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.

"The most difficult glue to find is the one to repair broken trust." Dr. Jack Dillenberg