ASDOH’s dean begins another new year

Dean Dillenberg, along with Jamalee Moret, ended 2012 with a lovely New Year’s Eve dinner with Bill and Ellen Leibow. Bill is a world-renown endodontist and photographer and Ellen is an artist.

By January 4, Dr. Jack Dillenberg was back at it, starting the year by giving a keynote presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Dental Services Group family of dental laboratories in Tempe, AZ. DSG is one of the largest dental lab companies and has known Dr. Dillenberg for over 20 years. They always appreciate his perspective of the dental profession and dental education in particular.

A week later, Dr. Jack Dillenberg participated as a member of the Oral Health Advisory committee to the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. This committee is committed is developing resource materials for oral health providers, parents, and caregivers serving the autistic population.

On January 12, Dr. Jack flew to New Orleans to attend the funeral/life celebration of his dear college friend, James Polster. Jim and Jack attended Tulane University, were fraternity brothers, traveled through Europe together, and lived next door to each other in Boston. While Jack was teaching at Harvard, Jim was pursuing an MA at Harvard. Jim was an internationally recognized author, adventurer, and interpreter of life.

En route back to Phoenix from New Orleans, Dr. Jack Dillenberg meets Troy the star of Swamp People.
En route back to Phoenix from New Orleans, Dr. Jack Dillenberg meets Troy the star of Swamp People.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg honors Tony Volpe at his 80th birthday party.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg honors Tony Volpe at his 80th birthday party.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg's breakfast at Cafe Boulud with Allen Finkelstein in NYC.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg’s breakfast at Cafe Boulud with Allen Finkelstein in NYC.

On Wednesday of the following week, Dr. Jack was on a plane again, this time to New York to attend the 80th birthday celebration of Dr. Anthony Volpe, the long time executive with Colgate Company, dental educator, and mentor to many dental leaders. Stanley and Marion Bergman hosted the party in their New York apartment. Stanley is the CEO of the Henry Schein Company, a major health products and equipment distributer, as well as Henry Schein Cares, a global philanthropic organization. The party demonstrated the love that so many have for Tony and the contributions he has made to improve oral health.