Early spring, Dr. Jack Dillenberg participated as a presenter at the global Senior Dental Leader (SDL) program hosted by Harvard in Boston. He also was the recipient of the AAPHD 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The SDL program is an educational program Harvard University and Kings College in London host for selected dental leaders. The program leader is Dr. Raman Bedi, former Chief Dental Officer for the United Kingdom. The program is sponsored by the Henry Schein Company and Colgate and is in its fourteenth year.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg was one of the participants selected as a “student” in the SDL’s second year and has taught in the program a number of times over the last decade. Dr. Jack observed this year’s participants to be extraordinary, and they represented both large and small countries. The program kicked off with a wonderful dinner hosted by Henry Schein. which brought together many corporate, organized dentistry, and academic leaders to listen to Dr. Hugh Silk, MD discuss the emerging integration of oral health into primary care.
Two days after Dr. Jack’s return he was a keynote speaker at the American Laser Study Club Symposium being held in Phoenix. This gave him an opportunity to learn more about the wide use of lasers to positively impact dental treatment. He also had a chance to visit with some ASDOH graduates which is always a treat.
The following weekend Dr. Jack Dillenberg flew to Memphis to receive the American Association for Public Health Dentistry 2019 Distinguished Service Award at their annual meeting. This was another humbling moment and gave him an opportunity to visit with many truly exceptional dental leaders and students.