Dr. Jack Dillenberg traveled to New York City to moderate the first Public Health Symposium at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). The symposium consisted of four panels over a two-day period and brought together national leaders on emerging issues.
During the meeting, Dr. Jack Dillenberg had an opportunity to meet with many friends and colleagues. Attendees shared their positive feedback, and it is anticipated it will be part of next year’s GNYDM as well. The GNYDM is the largest dental meeting in the US with over 51,000 registered including attendees from all 50 US states and 100 countries.
The Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders held its annual meeting at the NYUCD. The meeting focused on developing the new organizational structure and vision. This global alliance plans to increase its presence in developing emerging leaders globally to create and manage innovative programs serving the underserved, such as individuals with special needs, throughout the world.
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.
"Leadership requires courage - for a turtle to go forward, he has to stick his neck out!" Dr. Jack Dillenberg