The American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) held their 10th Annual meeting for the first time in Arizona. In addition to their well-known national leadership in the area of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) policy development, they individually are the health care providers for many of the nationâ€™s most fragile patients. The meeting addressed current issues on autism and developing a national policy on having people with IDD be considered as underserved.
Dr. Jack Dillenberg received the Dr. Harace Hayden founderâ€™s Award in recognition of his vision, commitment and achievement in founding Americaâ€™s first school of Oral Health providing education for dental professionals to serve persons with Intellectual Disabilities. He was in good company as one of several award winners at the dinner held at Las Sendus near the Superstition Mountains.