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New Year greetings to PFA Fellows

Posted January 16, 2013

As we move forward into 2013, I would like to wish you a happy new year. As leaders in academics, in communities and in organized dentistry, I know you will continue to make an impact in your communities.

This year, Northern California PFA Fellows Lindsey Robinson is President of the California Dental Association, James Stephens is CDA President-elect, Walter Weber is CDA vice president and Ken Wallace is Secretary. Dan Davidson continues to serve on CDA Executive committee as Immediate Past President.

Fellows Steven Chan is Regent of Regency 7, American College of Dentists, Bruce Toy is Regent of District 13 of International College of Dentists, Mike Lew is Regional Director of Academy of General Dentistry, Guy Acheson is President of California Academy of General Dentistry and Gary Ackerman is President of Sacramento District Dental Society.

Last year, over 30 Northern California Fellows participated in each of the two CDA Cares events. With help and support of other volunteers, the May event in Modesto provided $1.2 million in dental care to 1650 patients; the August event in Sacramento provided $1.6 million of care to 2026 patients. You may be proud to know that almost all the leading persons in each department were PFA Fellows. For 2013, the first CDA Cares event will be on May 18, 19 in San Jose. It would be great to see you there.

The 2012 Annual Awards Luncheon and Fellowship Induction was part of the International PFA Awards Luncheon. See Dental world for more information.

The 2013 Annual Awards Luncheon and Fellows Induction will be held on Saturday August 17 during CDA Presents in San Francisco. We all have friends/colleagues who are well qualified to be PFA Fellows. Please recognize their contribution to our profession and our communities by nominating them to the Academy. Please forward names of qualified colleagues with your letters of recommendation to me.

If you have been to a dental/medical mission trip and you like to share your experience with other fellows, please forward that to me. If you are planning a trip and like to recruit other fellows to join you, please also let me know. I will try to put the information on the Dental World which is inserted in our Dental Abstracts publication. Our Section news will also appear in the Dental world.

One last note – Dr. Jeffrey Rosa of Sacramento is appointed as Secretary of our Northern California Section effective January 1, 2013. You may be receiving emails from him.

Have a great year.