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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.

Dr. Jack Dillenberg leaves sunny Ariz for East Coast winter events

The Greater New York Dental Meeting continues to attract Dr. Jack for it’s ability to attract dental providers and industry leaders. While in New York, he met with numerous thought leaders to discuss the current and future of healthcare and oral health delivery in the US.

Dr. Jack attends presentation by Dr. Sid Whitman, New Jersey pediatric dentist/Medicaid expert.

Long time friends and colleagues, Drs. Ivan Lugo and Terri Dolan, greet Dr. Jack at the NDA session at the GNYDM.

Many emerging policy issues including oral health and Medicare, mid-level providers and oral health care for those with special needs dominated the discussion. New York also provided a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Jack Dillenberg to reconnect with old friends and colleagues.

Carey Lyon invited Dr. Jack to join his team for dinner at the iconic Peter Luger Steak House.

Dr. Neal Denby greets Dr. Jack before he delivers the keynote at the NYU/Langone dental residency conference.

NYU/Langone Dental Residency Faculty Training Conference invited Dr. Jack Dillenberg to be their keynote speaker. This is the second time he’s been asked to present to these men and women who serve the underserved and train residency students at their community health centers throughout the country. He focused his presentation comments on the “soft skills” needed by community-minded dentists to be effective in both leadership and in integrated health care.

Dr. George Axe, Dr. Jack’s former dental student and clinical patient, is evidence of Jack’s previous dental skills.

 

Special Care dentistry leaders, Drs. Steven Perlman and Allen Wong, surprise Dr. Jack at the NYU/Langone Conference.

Dr. Jack presents the keynote address.

Community Service is the focus of the week

The Center for Oral Health Board welcomes new members at its meeting, chaired by Dr. Jack.
The Center for Oral Health Board welcomes new members at its meeting, chaired by Dr. Jack.

The week started off with Dr. Jack Dillenberg attending the Center for Oral Health Board meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. The Board welcomed new members and reaffirmed its commitment to innovative programming to provide integrated oral health care to at risk populations.

Dr. Jack meets with Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivor Oral Health Care Program organizers.
Dr. Jack meets with Alpha Omega Holocaust Survivor Oral Health Care Program organizers.

Ms. Bernice Edelstein, national director of the Alpha Omega/Henry Schein Holocaust survivor dental program came to ASDOH to discuss ASDOH’s role in the program in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Local Alpha Omega members are enthusiastically willing to participate in this collaborative effort.

Dr. Jack welcomes SOMA Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan to the Day for Special Smiles event.
Dr. Jack welcomes SOMA Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan to the Day for Special Smiles event.

ASDOH’s Sixth Annual Day for Special Smiles kicked off on Friday. This extraordinary event, originated by students, served 61 special needs children and adults in one day. There were educational and entertainment stations as well as social workers from ASDOH’s BRITE program. Over 170 volunteers, including ATSU students and faculty along with local health professional schools, came together utilizing donated supplies for  another successful event.