What led you to decide that this was the year you wanted to volunteer to attend the ADA and represent the PDA?
Having attended the ADA meeting this past year as an alternative Delegate, I found the entire governing process very informative and interesting.
What is your specific area of interest within organized dentistry?
My specific area of interest is Federal Qualified Health Clinic dental care.
What is the main issue you see facing the ADA or PDA or Dentistry in general?
The man issue that I see facing Dentistry in general is access to care in certain undeserved locations. Also, third party reimbursements for private practitioners.
List experience that you have that you feel prepares you for this position.
I have served on the Board of directors for the PAGD the past 5 years. I am serving as president of my local branch dental society and a Director on the DSWP Board.
Why should you receive my vote?
Because of my experience with multiple dental business models including 31 years in solo private practice and nine years a full time Dental Director for the New Kensington FQHC.