Yakima Washington provided the scene for Dr. Jack Dillenberg and colleagues to visit the campus of Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) School of Health Sciences.
There they met with local oral health leaders to discuss the possibility of establishing a dental school on the PNWU campus to serve the region. The collaboration between PNWU and the Farmworkers Clinic would provide a unique educational model to recruit local community-minded individuals to serve the underserved in the community.
Later in the week, Dr. Jack Dillenberg flew to San Diego to meet with Drs. Bill Doherty and Bill Riley, who were presenting at the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) conference.The three met to discuss the oral health transformation of financing and care into a value-based system of care.
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