What led you to decide that this was the year you wanted to volunteer for office (PDA Officer or ADA Trustee) or volunteer to attend the ADA and represent the PDA (ADA Delegate or Alternate)?
I was nominated by my fellow board members and had been interested in attending in the past to see how organized dentistry functions at the national level.
What is your specific area of interest within organized dentistry?
I am interested in Dental Benefits and insurance participation.
What is the main issue you see facing the ADA or PDA or Dentistry in general?
In general, dental "insurance" inadequately reimburses providers and often dictates care that patients receive, most of whom do not understand their dental benefits fully.
List experience that you have that you feel prepares you for this position.
I have served on the Dental Benefits committees in both TN and PA, and serve as Editor for my local component and have been a delegate to the Second District for about a year now.
Why should you receive my vote?
I would inject a younger perspective to the shaping the future of our profession. And "fresh blood" is vitally important to the continuation of our profession!