Visit to New York combines business meetings and celebrations

Dr. Jack meets former Tel Aviv Dental School Dean at the GNYDM.
Dr. Jack meets former Tel Aviv Dental School Dean at the GNYDM.

The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) provided the catalyst for dental, educational and policy meetings while bringing together many friends and colleagues. Woven into each day were insightful discussions about the future of the health professions and the integration of oral health in primary care.

International dental leaders at working session to improve relations among countries in conflict using oral health as the vehicle.
International dental leaders at working session to improve relations among countries in conflict using oral health as the vehicle.

Dr. Jack joins Dr. Allen Finkelstein along with the current and former dean of the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem.
Dr. Jack joins Dr. Allen Finkelstein along with the current and former dean of the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem.

The Alliance work group takes a break.
The Alliance work group takes a break.

The week concluded with two days of Alliance for Health Across Borders meetings which solidified the group’s commitment to its mission. Oral health is the vehicle to reduce conflict across borders. Also support for Special Needs is also a focus of the Alliance for improving cross-cultural communication and respect.

Stanley Bergman welcomes Jack, Jamie and Mike Alfano to his home for the celebration.
Stanley Bergman welcomes Jack, Jamie and Mike Alfano to his home for the celebration.

The evenings were filled with wedding and holiday celebrations.

Dr. Jack and Jamie welcome friends and dental industry colleagues.
Dr. Jack and Jamie welcome friends and dental industry colleagues.

Dr. Jack and Jamie join dental industry leaders at the home of Stanley and Marion Bergman to celebrate their recent marriage.
Dr. Jack and Jamie join dental industry leaders at the home of Stanley and Marion Bergman to celebrate their recent marriage.