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.
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.
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.
"Leadership requires courage - for a turtle to go forward, he has to stick his neck out!" Dr. Jack Dillenberg