Dr. Jack and Jamie take a wonderful road trip to Steamboat Springs, CO to visit Jerome friends Charlie and Gail. On the way they stopped in Moab, Utah and the Arches National Park for a little hiking and fabulous views.
After this road trip, Dr. Jack Dillenberg flew to Philadelphia to deliver the keynote at the White Coat Ceremony for the new D1 students and their families. The day began with a breakfast at the school for students and families. Dr. Jack had a chance to meet many families and share their excitement for the new adventure for their students.
The event was held at the Annenberg Center for the performing arts. It was a meaningful and fun event lead by PennDentalMed Dean Mark Wolff.
Upon his return to Jerome, Dr. Jack had the extraordinary opportunity to meet and visit with William Shuttleworth, the 71 year old veteran walking from Massachusetts to California to raise awareness of veteran needs and supporting “vetsdontforgetvets.com“. He plans to arrive at his destination, the Embracing Peace Statue in Tuna Park in San Diego, on September 1. Quite a guy taking this journey to help veterans. Check out his website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASDOH’s class of 2022 begin their dental school journey with the traditional White Coat ceremony. Dr. Jack Dillenberg welcomed them on behalf of the American College of Dentists. ATSU President Craig Phelps took this opportunity to honor long-time ASDOH supporter Dr. Irv Silverstein with the inaugural Presidential Medallion.
During the week Dr. Jack Dillenberg participated in meetings to discuss and plan an innovative research project on value-based payments at the new Dillenberg Center for Health Innovation and Technology at ASDOH.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg returned to Jerome to celebrate with neighbors and friends at the summer Thanksgiving celebration.
The next day he participated as a candidate for Town Council in the League of Women Voters candidate forum. He ended the week by hosting the Brighterway Institute Board summer meeting at his home in Jerome.
Less than one month after Dr. Dillenberg’s retirement, he had the honor of speaking to the incoming ASDOH class of 2020 at their White Coat Ceremony. He joined ASDOH’s new Dean, Dr. Bob Trombly, in welcoming the new students.
As Dean Emeritus, Dr. Jack continues to work with Dr. Norman Gevitz to establish the ATSU Center for the Future of Health Professions. Additionally, he is working with other health organizations to improve access to oral health care while promoting the integration of oral health into primary care.
"Leadership requires courage - for a turtle to go forward, he has to stick his neck out!" Dr. Jack Dillenberg