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Dr. Jack enjoys October in Jerome with visits to Phoenix and California

Jamie, Veterinarian Virginia Kennaway and Dr. Jack at the Jerome 50th Anniversary of Woodstock humane society party.

October was an incredibly busy month for Dr. Jack and the Town of Jerome as well. Mid-month, Kaleidoscope Week brought together a gathering of artists, students and locals to celebrate  the 50th anniversary of Woodstock for a celebration at Spook Hall to raise money for Jerome’s Humane Society.

Dr. Jack making his first kaleidoscope at class taught by Steve Hopkins, Randy and Shelley Knapp in Jerome.

The next day, Dr. Jack and Jamie participated in a kaleidoscope making class taught by Steve Hopkins, and Randy and Shelly Knapp. Dr. Jack succeeded in making his first Kaleidoscope. The gathering of artists, students and locals culminated with the Humane Society (JHS) fundraiser Brunch that brought hundreds of people to the beautiful outdoor event to celebrate, enjoy great food and raise money for the JHS. 

After all of the activities in Jerome, Dr. Jack drove to ATSU to teach a Public Health class with Dean, Dr. Don Altman, for the ATSU Physician Assistant students. After Dean Altman discussed basic public health, Dr. Jack focused on the skills needed to be a successful health care provider in the emerging healthcare system. These included, integrity, service and leadership. It’s always a pleasure for Dr. Jack to visit the campus. 

Dr. Jack with ATSU Physician Assistant students after his Public Health presentation

The next day, Dr. Jack as Board Chairman for the Brighterway Institute joined dear friend, Dan Perkins, and other Aegis Publishing leaders and Brighterway Board members in a meeting to discuss a potential collaboration.  Later in the week he returned to Jerome and he and Jamie participated in the Jerome Fire Department fundraising costume party. It was an incredible event that literally completely filled Spook Hall. It was a night filled with amazing costumes and music by the Naughty Bits.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego welcomes attendees to the 2019 Arizona Public Health Association Annual Meeting.
Dr. Jack and old friend and colleague Dr. Bob England catch up at the AzPHA Meeting.

The month wound down with Dr. Jack participating in the AZ Public Health Association annual meeting. It was another opportunity for him to visit with many old friends and colleagues – sharing breakfast and catching up with Dr. Bob England was a special treat. Lastly, Dr. Jack made a quick visit to California to visit with more friends and colleagues at Bien Air in Irvine. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about their innovative products.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg stays close to home as the Summer heat rises in Arizona

Dr. George Bluespruce shares a momemt with Dr. Jack at the 2019 ASDOH White Coat Ceremony.

Events including ASDOH’s White Coat Ceremony, two nonprofit Board meetings and participating in an award presentation on behalf of Pacific Dental Services Foundation (PDSF) Dentists for Special Needs Clinic in north Phoenix, Dr. Jack kept himself busy during July in Arizona.

Old friends re-unite at the ASDOH White Coat Ceremony. Drs. Wayne Cottam, Irv and Donna Silverstein share a moment with Dr. Jack.

The ASDOH White Coat Ceremony included a blessing from Dr. George Bluespruce with a special welcome to his grandson into the class of 2023. Dr. Jack Dillenberg joined Dean Trombly in welcoming the new class to ASDOH.

Dr. Jack Visits with ASDOH graduate Dr. Ben Wachter at the PDS Foundation Dentists for Special Needs Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.

The PDSF Dentists for Special Needs welcomed ASDOH graduate, Dr. Ben Wachter, as their new clinical dentist. Dr. Jack Dillenberg serves as the Exectutive Clinical Director and joined Ben and the clinic staff in receiving a community service recognition award from Congressman David Schweikert at the clinic.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Board Chairman for Global Smiles for All, chaired the Board meeting which included approving the distribution of 1,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap to refugees and other at-risk individuals. The board members applauded the return of Dr. Abbas Fazal who recently returned from his volunteer service mission to children in Tanzania doing dentistry for children at risk.

Board member, Dr. Abbas Fazal, works with children in Tanzania representing Global Smiles for All.
Members of the Brighterway Institute Board attend the Board Advance in Jerome at the home of Dr. Jack and Jamie.

Dr. Jack and Jamie hosted the Brighterway Institute Summer Board Advance at their home in Jerome. The productive meeting culminated with a wonderful dinner at Up the Creek in Page Springs, Ariz.

A New Year with Exciting Opportunities Emerges for Dr. Jack.

The year began with Dr. Jack Dillenberg focusing on Jerome business. He participated in both Town Council and Chamber of Commerce meetings. Issues ranged from purchasing a new fire truck to addressing town infrastructure needs related to water and sewage.

Tim Riester and his son Finn, who shares his birthday with Dr.Jack. Tim is an extraordinary marketing expert.

Dr. Jack chaired the Brighterway Institute Board meeting. The board meeting focused on strategic direction changes which included the development of a dental implant training center and expanding its relationship with the Boys and Girls Club. The Board also discussed the upcoming initial fund-raising breakfast to help sustain the Institute in its efforts to provide oral health care to the underserved.

After his trip to Phoenix, Dr. Jack Dillenberg attended the American Institute of Dental Public Health Dentistry (AIDPH) Colloquium in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting focused on interprofessional practice and value-based care. The meeting provided a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Jack to reconnect with many colleagues and friends in the public health sector.

Dr. Jack joins long time friend Dr. Caswell Evans and other colleagues at the AIDPH Colloquium.
Dr. Jack with ASDOH Dean Bob Trombly participating with colleagues at the AIDPH Colloquium.

The end of October is a busy one for Dr. Jack Dillenberg

Brighterway Institute Board interviewing potential board members.

The busy week in  Phoenix began with  Dr. Jack chairing a Brighterway Institute board meeting. The board interviewed three outstanding candidates to join the board in helping to meet the oral health needs of at-risk underserved Phoenix residents.

Dr. Jack visits with old friends David Tierney, Rick DeGraw  and Michael O’Neil at the Board Developer Foundation Breakfast.

Early the next morning he attended the Board Developer Foundation Breakfast. The Foundation helps not-for-profit boards to succeed in achieving their mission through effective board management.

Jim Hayden Board Developer Foundation founder welcomes Dr. Jack to their Board Developer Foundation Breakfast.

The breakfast gave Jack the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and other successful executives. A presentation described the Phoenix Community ToolBank which lends tools to nonprofit organizations who improve their communities by building such things as playgrounds and community gardens.

Joan Lessner and Ginger Nelson welcome longtime friend and client Dr. Jack to the Alliance Bank annual Octoberfest event.

The following evening, Dr. Jack Dillenberg attended the Octoberfest event sponsored by the Alliance Bank. After numerous phone calls and emails, he finally met Harold Schifman, an internationally known CEO and artist.

Dr. Jack ended his week by being the keynote speaker at the Annual Invaluable Medical and Dental Assistant Seminar. This conference provided an opportunity for him to discuss the integration of oral health into primary care.

NAU 4th year nursing students Madison and Josh, visit Dr. Jack in Jerome to discuss public health issues facing Jerome citizens.

Dr. Jack is with conference organizers, Aya and Shelli.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg travels east and west for award events

Dr. Jack delighted to see familiar SOMA, ATSU faces, Dean Jeff Morgan and wife Christine, at the AzPHA event

Early October took Dr. Jack Dillenberg first to Phoenix where he attended the AzPHA 90th Anniversary Celebration where he reconnected with many former colleagues from his years of work at the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Dr. Jack was surprised to be the recipient of the highest award given by the Shils Fund.

The next morning, he flew to Philadelphia for the Annual Edward Shils Entrepreneurial Fund Board meeting and innovation conference. He was surprised to be awarded the Shils-Meskin Award, the Fund’s highest honor, for his life-time of innovative contributions to public health and dental education. His colleague, Dr. Kris Volcheck, was the recipient of their Innovator Award for his work with the Brighterway Institute.

Dr. Jack attends his final Shils entrepreneurial board meeting in Philadelphia.

Shils Fund awardees join Board members at awards ceremony

Dr. Jack is welcomed by old friends Drs. Dennis Tarnow and Maurice Salama to the Mega’Gen Symposium.

A few days later Drs. Dillenberg and Volcheck attended the 14th Annual Mega’Gen International Symposium to promote their collaboration with the Brighterway Institute in Phoenix. While there, they learned about the state-of-the-art technology in dental implants.


Dr. Jack Dillenberg speaks at the Yankee Dental Meeting in Boston

Ingrid, a member of ASDOH’s inaugural class, surprised Dr. Jack at the Yankee Dental Meeting in Boston.

Winter weather did not deter Dr. Jack Dillenberg from heading East to speak at the annual Yankee Dental Meeting in Boston. He spoke to a full room of community health center leaders and staff about the integration of oral health into primary care and the challenges faced by the 36 million Americans who are disabled.

Dr. Jack joins staff and board members at their Brighterway Institute celebration.

When he returned to Phoenix, he started his official role as board chair for the Brighterway Institute. He welcomed staff and board members to the winter celebration.

The famous bluegrass band, the Mountain Benders, performs at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts.