Dr. Dillenberg travels around the globe in 11 days

Dr. Jack Dillenberg began his around the globe travels by visiting the campus of Sias International University in China near the Yellow River in north-central China to meet the school’s president, Shawn Chen, and the leadership of the University and in particular the leaders of the nursing school.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg stands in front of the Shaolin Temple where Kung Fu originated.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg sits in front of the Shaolin Temple where Kung Fu originated.

Entertainment included an evening zen musical performance.
Entertainment included an evening zen musical performance.

Sias International University is in the central plains of China in Zhengzhou, the capital city of the Henan Province recognized as “the first ancient capital of China.” Zhengzhou is regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization.

Monks pray at the temple.
Monks pray at the temple.

Sias International University was established in 1998 by Dr. Shawn Chen, a Chinese-American, with a desire to “give back” and help others, as was his own experience.  He had expressed an interest in developing preventive oral health courses for the nursing students and developing a dental clinic to provide care for students. The long-range planning thoughts are to develop a dental school similar to ASDOH.

 

Dr. Jack Dillenberg sits with panelists at a JUST presentation.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg sits with panelists at a JUST presentation.

 

From China Dr. Jack went on to Jordan where he visited with the leadership of the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). While there, an agreement was signed between Lutheran Medical Center and JUST.  It establishes a AEGD residency with a public health emphasis. Dr. Jack Dillenberg met with students, faculty and representatives from the dental community and embassies to discuss the upcoming program.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Saba Kalamchi take a break and swim in the Dead Sea.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg and Saba Kalamchi take a break and swim in the Dead Sea.

In Jordan, Dr. Jack presents service award certificates.
In Jordan, Dr. Jack presents service award certificates.