The 2019 ADA/FDI Conference provided a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Jack Dillenberg to participate in a number of meetings and honor the recognition of dear friends. He also learned about new dental procedures and products and had the opportunity to attend the ATSU Alumni event reconnecting with both ASDOH and MOSDOH graduates.
The ATSU Alumni event gave alums a venue to visit with the current dental school deans as well as a number of pre dental students from UCSD. It also allowed Dr. Jack a chance to catch up with ASDOH graduates and learn more about their personal accomplishments and ways of implementing the ASDOH mission. He also visited with Dean McCloud from MOSDOH.
Attending the ADA House of Delegates meeting gave Dr. Jack the opportunity to celebrate the election of his friend and Arizona Oral Surgeon, Dr. Dan Klemmedson, to ADA President-elect. During the meeting Steve Kess, Henry Schein Senior VP and longtime friend and colleague, was honored by being granted Honorary Membership into the ADA. Finally, Dr. Jack joined in the recognition of friend Dr. Debra Weisfuse, President of the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, for her extraordinary work in leading the Give Kids A Smile activities in New York.
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.
Later that evening, he received their Lifetime Achievement Award at their award gala.
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.
The week ended with Dr. Jack celebrating Veterans Day as a former Navy dentist.
"The most difficult glue to find is the one to repair broken trust." Dr. Jack Dillenberg