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Local Service Can Be Very Rewarding If you would like less commitment to organization and more hands PROVO, UTAH
Provo, Utah 84602 PERMIT NO. 49
By Albert “Al” Clark on delivery, volunteer with a local or national group that provides
care. In Utah County there is an organization called Community
The purpose in writing this article is three fold: Health Connect. They screen and find patients with real needs Address Service Requested
and connect them with doctors and dentists in the community. So
1. On behalf of the current Academy leadership we recognize the
many similar organizations exist that I can’t begin to list them. The
service that so many of you give.
Internet and local United Ways and dental societies can help you T H E A C A D E M Y O F L D S D E N T I S T S N E W S L E T T E R • W inter 2 0 1 1
2. To open a dialogue in this newsletter and encourage others of find them.
you to report on your favorite local service projects.
Most members of the Academy to whom I have spoken have found
3. Inform the few that have NOT discovered this secret—that you rich rewards of service in their own wards, stakes, and missions. President’s message
do not need a passport nor travel great distances to find the joy Bishops are a wonderful resource to know who really needs your As we begin a new year, and look back over the past, very often we pen-
of service. help. Any mission president’s wife would appreciate your help in sively consider, “What did I accomplish that will make a difference? As we
providing care to missionaries or organizing dentists throughout
Over 25 years ago I started on a great adventure. I volunteered to contemplate our answer, we might consider this counsel from American
be the dentist for a care center for mentally handicapped patients. the mission area to provide discounted or free care. I have to rec-
ognize dentists in Utah County that annually provide hundreds of
writer Leo Rosten: “The purpose of life is not just to be happy. . . It is to
Some of them are happy and cooperative and some are very hard be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to
to deal with. I have grown to appreciate the caretakers of these thousands of dollars at no cost to foreign missionaries that come
through the Provo MTC. have it make some difference that you lived.”
individuals. Many of these patients have become my good friends
even though a number have passed on and some have relocated to If you want to know the joy of service, try something. It can be in a These are not just lofty words – they are keys to living well. Put into ac-
other facilities. foreign land or close to home. “Out of small things proceedeth that tion, they build character, shape positive outlook, and bless the lives of
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take my daughter, a new which is great.” others as well as our own.
hygienist, with me to the facility to do annual cancer screenings Dr. David Hincks is our ‘chairman’ of Local Service Opportunities. In this issue, we are sharing various aspects of dental service. It is awesome to see the myriad
for the edentulous and completely uncooperative. As we walked We would love to hear what you are doing. Please contact him by
of ways dentists have chosen to share their skills with others to help improve the dental health
through the halls, at least 20 patients came up to me, calling me by writing to LDSDentists@gmail.com.
name, giving me hugs or wanting me to look at their teeth or see in underserved areas. As you read it or as you peruse the Service Section of our website, you
something special in their room. My daughter was touched by the “Share a Smile” started by serving needy may be inspired to join with your team, your dental friends, and maybe your family and go
tender relationships that many felt for me, their dentist. When we patients in Utah Valley help needy patients that are longing to have the service you can give.
get to the other side of the veil, I know those friendships will still Dr. Eric Vogel has done a lot of dental humanitarian service in for- As we make our plans for the future, may we choose to be useful, honorable, and

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exist. Since those special spirits will be close to the Lord, I trust eign countries. However, we will share, in his own words, similar
they will say to Him of me, “He didn’t accomplish much of what
compassion­ate. We will then find that our life has indeed mattered, that it has made some dif-
service that he and his staff have done locally, in the Provo area, for
he should have but show him mercy and grace. He was my friend.” ference that we have lived.
many years.
Personally, I have found joy in service in my own office and in a At the beginning of every year we encourage our members to renew their Academy mem-
“In addition to helping those abroad we felt a strong need to pro-
local clinic, ten-minutes away. berships so that our organization can continue to grow and remain a viable influence in our
vide for the poor in our own community. With that in mind, Share
There are opportunities all around us. If you like organization and a Smile was born. profession. As involved members of the Church, we often have assignments which sometimes
leadership, organize a project. Circle your calendar for the 34th Annual Conference conflict with the Academy schedule and thus we are not always able to attend the annual
“We decided to donate all of the proceeds of bleaching performed August 12th and 13th, 2011 AUGUST Visit our Website
Ralph Montgomery started Donated Dental Services, a unique and in our office to fund our humanitarian efforts. I donated the materi- conference.
nationally known project in Salt Lake City; and als and office space and the staff donated their time to take impres- Friday, August 12, 2011 1 2
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2011 www.AcademyofLDSDentists.com/
We have noticed that many associate the annual conference registration with keeping their
• Jeff J. Brucia DDS—Esthetic Dentistry 7 8
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Eric Vogel started Share a Smile in Provo to care for the dental sions, make trays and so forth. Our patients were very excited to 9 10 Visit the Academy’s updated Website membership dues current. Dues and conference are two separate items. Of course, current
• Lee H. Silverstein DDS MS—Periodontics 14 15 11 12
needs of the homeless. both get their teeth bleached and also help to fund our humanitar- • Ray R. Padilla DDS—Sports Medicine/Dentistry 16 17 13 for valuable resources:
21 22 18 19 Academy members are given reduced conference fees. Membership dues, whether or not you
ian efforts. The first year bleaching raised about $12,000 for Share 28 29
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Their efforts have built clinics, and they are continually finding vol- a Smile.” In addition we decided to host a triathlon where all pro-
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• Membership dues renewal attend a conference, are essential to enable us to fulfill the purposes of the Academy. When
unteer staffs and providing great care. Projects can be small. • Linda L. Miles CSP CMC—Practice Administration each member is current with his or her dues, we are able to accomplish so much more.
ceeds were donated. This raised about $6,500. With this money • Annual conference information &
• Michael A. Ignelzi Jr. DDS PhD—Pedodontics/Orthodontics
we were able to purchase three portable dental units, chairs and • Barry L. Musikant DMD—Endodontics registration
The first “Give Kids a Smile” in Utah County was three dentists in May you have great experiences as you participate with the Academy and as you share your
an office complex working in their own offices. needed supplies. Many of the supplies were donated by dental sup- • Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD—What’s new in 2011 • Classifieds ads: professional skills with others.
pliers, other local dentists and groups like CRA. We’ll see you there! • Buy/sell a practice
Two former Academy presidents, Bret Tobler and Mike Rockwell • Associate/partner opportunities With best wishes,
have “Dentist’s with a Heart” days where they provide free services At first it was just my office going but since then other dentists have We need your Email Address!
in their offices one day a year. gotten interested and now we always take another dentist along • News, recent and archived
Please go to the Web page and click on “Join” Newsletters 2011 Academy Council
every month.” then “Update Your Info”. The Academy will be
If you would like to learn organization skills, volunteer with your President: John A. Gerritsen
sending out monthly “News Blasts” by email • Humanitarian Service opportunities
local dental district, state dental society, or a group—like the containing a brief list of the most recent news Vice President: Evan Roundy
Academy. • Other valuable items John A. Gerritsen
and activities of the Academy. We want to Secretary/Treasurer: Laurence Palmer
include you in those mailings. The Academy Academy Of LDS Dentists President Past President: David Geddes
does not share any contact information with Founder: Gordon Christensen
others. Your feedback is welcomed!
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Dental Equipment Donation to Cordoba, Smiles for Central America / Honduras NOTE:
Argentina We are grateful for the blessing of interacting with spiri- Testimonial from Paul’s Wife NOTE: Another experience with the
Student involve-
In November 2010, a 40- tual and professional giants while serving in the ranks of Academy member, Dr. Rich Call, from Guatemala Dental Clinic
By Dwayne Zobell ment in humanitarian By Joanne Fillmore
foot shipping container was AYUDA volunteers. And the countless children we have Colorado, organized a group of four
dental work gives The first week in January Frederick
sent and safely delivered been fortunate to meet have each taught us that we can Paul has been going on humanitarian den- (one DDS, one RDH, two assistants)
dentists a boost to G.S. Deal, who practices in Centeron,
to the Dental School in all serve one another with love. tal trips since he was in dental school. It and spent a week over Thanksgiving
continue doing it Arkansas, traveled to Guatemala to spend
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This has always been an important part of his with Dr. Paul Fillmore in Guatemala.
throughout their To donate, please visit http://www.ayuda-inc.com or a week working in the Guatemala Dental
was the 8th such container enjoyment of dentistry. I began going with Dr. Call stated that Paul Fillmore
lives. email mailto:harrisdone@aol.com. Clinic. He states it was a pleasure to work
donated to Honduras since him when we only had two of our eight is doing a marvelous work with the with Ron and Judy Tobler and Paul and
the project began.  It was children left at home. My first trip with Guatemala Dental Clinic. The Academy
My experience as a student lead to a lifetime Joanne Fillmore who are serving as senior
filled with 15 tons of dona- him was to Peru and it was one of the most encourages any of you who are inter-
of humanitarian dental experiences health missionaries there. He writes:
tions, including 30 dental enjoyable “vacations” I had ever been on
By Paul Fillmore, full-time missionary with his wife Joanne, ested to share your skills at the clinic in
chairs, delivery units, x-rays, Students at usc give “AYUDA” to Those in Need simply because of the wonderful people I had the misconception that the climate
at the clinic Guatemala your time will be rewarded.
dental instruments and supplies, missionary clothing, humanitar- we traveled and worked with and the op- would be either tropical or semi-tropical.
By Cody Cirac, D.D.S., USC Class of 2010 Ayuda Inc. USC A special thanks goes to all of you who At 5,000 feet the climate in Guatemala
ian kits and supplies, and a large commercial air compressor for Co-director 2008-2009 portunity to combine travel and service. It
The value of the friendships formed, the cultural exchange and the have been to the clinic to help out.
the dental school. was so much more memorable than simply City is as close to ideal as possible. Also
goodwill generated, in my opinion, outweigh the procedures per-
On October 22, 2010, a major donation of dental equipment Every year, students from the University of Southern California going on a cruise or taking a sightseeing past experience with volunteer clinics
 Please join us in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 29–May 8, 2011. formed, although the recipients of that service might argue otherwise.
took place in Cordoba, Argentina. Ten dental chairs and delivery join with AYUDA to hold eleven mobile dental clinics in Southern trip to another country. We took two of our led me to believe that I would be working
We have served in Tegucigalpa a number of times before, and the There are many, many service groups, nearly all run as a small cadre
systems, along with 10 dry heat sterilizers, instrument setups California, as well as one or two international clinics in underserved children on a second trip to Peru and it was a wonderful experi- with marginal equipment. It was surprising to find state of the
local leaders are excited about our return. The group is planning of dedicated individuals—and all are in need in of volunteers.
for restorative and prophylaxis, burs and bur blocks, instrument areas of Central America. The clinic we are describing here is not un- ence for them. All the children of the dentists that went had an art dental units and hand pieces (some of the best I have ever
on concluding the brigada with a two-night trip to the island of
sterilization cassettes and assorted surgical instruments were do- usual. There will be eighty USC dental students, four volunteer den- While a Student at UCLA, I got my first taste of volunteer clinics when opportunity to work in the clinic. used).
Roatán.  Go to www.SmilesForCentralAmerica.com to learn more
nated to the Municipal Health Department in Cordoba courtesy of tists, all under the direction of USC instructor, Dr. Harris Done. Dr. Harris Done, came from USC to tell us about his program. He told
about the trip. Since then I have traveled to Moscow, Bolivia, and the Ukraine It was rewarding to work not just with the niña orphans at the
The South America South Area Presidency’s Office, and Deseret us of a mobile clinic for migrant farm workers in the San Juaquin valley,
The day’s agenda is reviewed for the middle school patients in the with him. Most of his trips have been to Spanish speaking coun- facility but also with local elders and sisters in the mission and
International. a denture clinic on the Apache Indian reservation, and my first foreign
Academy wants to learn of your service gymnasium. After medical histories, first stop is the screening sta- tries but in the last few years he has been to Siberia three times, futura missionaries preparing to serve.
projects clinic with AYUDA in Guatemala. After a few years, dedicated to be-
Representing the Church were Carlos Aguero, Public Affairs tion, a comprehensive examination with digital radiographs and the ginning a family and starting a practice, I began again with trips with St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Ukraine. Ron and Judy make the trip interesting not only with great res-
Representative for Argentina and David Frol of the Church Welfare We appreciate the several thousand volunteers who have given patients are diagnosed and treatment begins. Next is the anesthesia AYUDA to Guatemala. As AYUDA expanded its reach, I went along  for taurants but also with visits to local sites of interest. I had such
We are now enjoying our experiences serving in the Guatemala
Office in Buenos Aires. so much of their time and means to make Smiles for Central station and rubber dams are placed. Restorative and palliative care is the ride. an enjoyable and rewarding experience serving the wonderful
Dental Clinic.
America a great success. received in one of ten portable operatories. After treatment and oral people of Central America. Please consider scheduling a trip to
Representing Deseret International was Ronaldo Walker who had For many years I traveled to the clinics alone to renew special friend-
We would like to learn of the humanitarian efforts of members hygiene instruction, the children leave with a goody bag. the clinic sometime this year. The needs are great and the bless-
done most of the legwork in obtaining the donation. ships in addition to giving service. Eventually, spouses began to be
of the Academy. While we are aware of some projects, we would The students speak of being unified in a common cause, “We serve ings are eternal.
The equipment will be installed in public health clinics that included and then older children. Everyone is given a role in the
like to find out as many as possible and share them on our web- our fellow man with the talents we have been blessed with, helping clinic and everyone is busy from start to finish. At the conclusion of
the Municipal Health Department has in place in Cordoba. In
site. The purpose is to let others, who may have interest in doing those who cannot help themselves”. At the end of the day these are my wife Joanne’s first clinic she understood why I went and said it
November, 2009, Ronaldo Walker along with Dr. Dwayne Zobell
and Dr. Anabel Garzon visited the directors of the Dental Health
something similar, either join with an existing group or learn the comments, “I learned so much,” “I was able to save two teeth for a was one of the best things she had ever done. Our children who have BREAKING NEWS
from their experiences how to successfully carry out a charitable boy who has never been to the dentist before”. “I came today to give accompanied us have likewise had their lives impacted.
Department in Cordoba, Dr. Nelson Rugani and Dr. Olga Edith
endeavor. back, but I think I ended up getting more out of it than I gave.” “As The Church has recently asked the
Brizuela. I have traveled to numerous clinics in a dozen countries with half a
If you have participated in a humanitarian venture or know of a dental student, the chance to reach beyond myself was invaluable. Academy of LDS Dentists to ­develop a
They were informed that of the 100 health clinics in Cordoba only Serving my brothers and sisters gave me a foundation of service that dozen different sponsoring organizations. The people are invariably
others who have, we would like to get the contact information gracious and grateful for any help given. Frustratingly, there is usually resource, which would help members
70 had a dental operatory. They requested help to obtain dental will influence me for years to come”.
and a short description of the project to share with others. Also, little opportunity for comprehensive care but the hearts of all involved throughout the world improve
equipment for the other 30 clinics and a portable dental unit, if
there are many who are willing to serve and give but don’t know This and other clinics are possible because of Dr. Done expanding the are changed. I have never organized a trip and have never been very their dental health. This is a unique
possible. Dr. Zobell and Dr. Garzon met with dental equipment
where to go to participate. This list will provide a resource to both borders of AYUDA which began in 1967 as a humanitarian medical, den- successful in persuading others to go, but on occasion I have been opportunity to ­facilitate the recognition
manufacturers in Cordoba and obtained favorable pricing from
those looking to serve and those who need help with their proj- tal, educational organization in Guatemala. Its mission is to improve and the volunteer that provided the tipping point for someone else’s plan
Denimed, a family owned dental equipment manufacturer in of proper dental care. We need members
ect. Please send the information to: LDSDentists@gmail.com. sustain the health of to become reality. That is how I continue to this day. Joanne and I are
Cordoba. Ronaldo Walker presented the plan to the Church Area of our Academy to help with this project.
Thank you! people in underserved now serving a full-time dental mission at the Guatemala Dental Clinic
Offices and funds were released in October 2010. Paul and Joanne Fillmore with patient If  you have a public health background,
areas of the world, by in Guatemala City.
The project is intended to raise the profile of the Church even providing assistance are creative, comfortable with various
higher in Cordoba in conjunction with the construction of the through reatment, We would welcome any of you to come join us for a week or two and medias, and/or want to make a
Cordoba Argentina Temple. Plans for future projects include training and educa- you will see how fulfilling this volunteer dental service is. We all need real difference, please email
To learn about experiences at the
professional educational exchange via continuing education tion. Teams have trav- a brief escape from the cultural bubble we live in and the needed real- the Academy  leadership at
ity check such an experience provides. So take the plunge with your Guatemala Dental Clinic in Guatemala,
and also participation in outreach projects the Municipal Health eled to countries from LDSDentists@gmail.com.
Department currently provides. fellow Academy members. Make new friends. Have the experience of check out their blog at:
Belize to Cambodia to Thank you.
Russia treating 210,000 your life and then do it again! ­guatemaladentalclinic.blogspot.com
The donation ceremony can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=MDcN5Sz3SEA. patients.
2 3 4
humanitarian service in latin america Humanitarian service in latin america humanitarian service in latin america
Dental Equipment Donation to Cordoba, Smiles for Central America / Honduras NOTE:
Argentina We are grateful for the blessing of interacting with spiri- Testimonial from Paul’s Wife NOTE: Another experience with the
Student involve-
In November 2010, a 40- tual and professional giants while serving in the ranks of Academy member, Dr. Rich Call, from Guatemala Dental Clinic
By Dwayne Zobell ment in humanitarian By Joanne Fillmore
foot shipping container was AYUDA volunteers. And the countless children we have Colorado, organized a group of four
dental work gives The first week in January Frederick
sent and safely delivered been fortunate to meet have each taught us that we can Paul has been going on humanitarian den- (one DDS, one RDH, two assistants)
dentists a boost to G.S. Deal, who practices in Centeron,
to the Dental School in all serve one another with love. tal trips since he was in dental school. It and spent a week over Thanksgiving
continue doing it Arkansas, traveled to Guatemala to spend
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This has always been an important part of his with Dr. Paul Fillmore in Guatemala.
throughout their To donate, please visit http://www.ayuda-inc.com or a week working in the Guatemala Dental
was the 8th such container enjoyment of dentistry. I began going with Dr. Call stated that Paul Fillmore
lives. email mailto:harrisdone@aol.com. Clinic. He states it was a pleasure to work
donated to Honduras since him when we only had two of our eight is doing a marvelous work with the with Ron and Judy Tobler and Paul and
the project began.  It was children left at home. My first trip with Guatemala Dental Clinic. The Academy
My experience as a student lead to a lifetime Joanne Fillmore who are serving as senior
filled with 15 tons of dona- him was to Peru and it was one of the most encourages any of you who are inter-
of humanitarian dental experiences health missionaries there. He writes:
tions, including 30 dental enjoyable “vacations” I had ever been on
By Paul Fillmore, full-time missionary with his wife Joanne, ested to share your skills at the clinic in
chairs, delivery units, x-rays, Students at usc give “AYUDA” to Those in Need simply because of the wonderful people I had the misconception that the climate
at the clinic Guatemala your time will be rewarded.
dental instruments and supplies, missionary clothing, humanitar- we traveled and worked with and the op- would be either tropical or semi-tropical.
By Cody Cirac, D.D.S., USC Class of 2010 Ayuda Inc. USC A special thanks goes to all of you who At 5,000 feet the climate in Guatemala
ian kits and supplies, and a large commercial air compressor for Co-director 2008-2009 portunity to combine travel and service. It
The value of the friendships formed, the cultural exchange and the have been to the clinic to help out.
the dental school. was so much more memorable than simply City is as close to ideal as possible. Also
goodwill generated, in my opinion, outweigh the procedures per-
On October 22, 2010, a major donation of dental equipment Every year, students from the University of Southern California going on a cruise or taking a sightseeing past experience with volunteer clinics
 Please join us in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 29–May 8, 2011. formed, although the recipients of that service might argue otherwise.
took place in Cordoba, Argentina. Ten dental chairs and delivery join with AYUDA to hold eleven mobile dental clinics in Southern trip to another country. We took two of our led me to believe that I would be working
We have served in Tegucigalpa a number of times before, and the There are many, many service groups, nearly all run as a small cadre
systems, along with 10 dry heat sterilizers, instrument setups California, as well as one or two international clinics in underserved children on a second trip to Peru and it was a wonderful experi- with marginal equipment. It was surprising to find state of the
local leaders are excited about our return. The group is planning of dedicated individuals—and all are in need in of volunteers.
for restorative and prophylaxis, burs and bur blocks, instrument areas of Central America. The clinic we are describing here is not un- ence for them. All the children of the dentists that went had an art dental units and hand pieces (some of the best I have ever
on concluding the brigada with a two-night trip to the island of
sterilization cassettes and assorted surgical instruments were do- usual. There will be eighty USC dental students, four volunteer den- While a Student at UCLA, I got my first taste of volunteer clinics when opportunity to work in the clinic. used).
Roatán.  Go to www.SmilesForCentralAmerica.com to learn more
nated to the Municipal Health Department in Cordoba courtesy of tists, all under the direction of USC instructor, Dr. Harris Done. Dr. Harris Done, came from USC to tell us about his program. He told
about the trip. Since then I have traveled to Moscow, Bolivia, and the Ukraine It was rewarding to work not just with the niña orphans at the
The South America South Area Presidency’s Office, and Deseret us of a mobile clinic for migrant farm workers in the San Juaquin valley,
The day’s agenda is reviewed for the middle school patients in the with him. Most of his trips have been to Spanish speaking coun- facility but also with local elders and sisters in the mission and
International. a denture clinic on the Apache Indian reservation, and my first foreign
Academy wants to learn of your service gymnasium. After medical histories, first stop is the screening sta- tries but in the last few years he has been to Siberia three times, futura missionaries preparing to serve.
projects clinic with AYUDA in Guatemala. After a few years, dedicated to be-
Representing the Church were Carlos Aguero, Public Affairs tion, a comprehensive examination with digital radiographs and the ginning a family and starting a practice, I began again with trips with St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Ukraine. Ron and Judy make the trip interesting not only with great res-
Representative for Argentina and David Frol of the Church Welfare We appreciate the several thousand volunteers who have given patients are diagnosed and treatment begins. Next is the anesthesia AYUDA to Guatemala. As AYUDA expanded its reach, I went along  for taurants but also with visits to local sites of interest. I had such
We are now enjoying our experiences serving in the Guatemala
Office in Buenos Aires. so much of their time and means to make Smiles for Central station and rubber dams are placed. Restorative and palliative care is the ride. an enjoyable and rewarding experience serving the wonderful
Dental Clinic.
America a great success. received in one of ten portable operatories. After treatment and oral people of Central America. Please consider scheduling a trip to
Representing Deseret International was Ronaldo Walker who had For many years I traveled to the clinics alone to renew special friend-
We would like to learn of the humanitarian efforts of members hygiene instruction, the children leave with a goody bag. the clinic sometime this year. The needs are great and the bless-
done most of the legwork in obtaining the donation. ships in addition to giving service. Eventually, spouses began to be
of the Academy. While we are aware of some projects, we would The students speak of being unified in a common cause, “We serve ings are eternal.
The equipment will be installed in public health clinics that included and then older children. Everyone is given a role in the
like to find out as many as possible and share them on our web- our fellow man with the talents we have been blessed with, helping clinic and everyone is busy from start to finish. At the conclusion of
the Municipal Health Department has in place in Cordoba. In
site. The purpose is to let others, who may have interest in doing those who cannot help themselves”. At the end of the day these are my wife Joanne’s first clinic she understood why I went and said it
November, 2009, Ronaldo Walker along with Dr. Dwayne Zobell
and Dr. Anabel Garzon visited the directors of the Dental Health
something similar, either join with an existing group or learn the comments, “I learned so much,” “I was able to save two teeth for a was one of the best things she had ever done. Our children who have BREAKING NEWS
from their experiences how to successfully carry out a charitable boy who has never been to the dentist before”. “I came today to give accompanied us have likewise had their lives impacted.
Department in Cordoba, Dr. Nelson Rugani and Dr. Olga Edith
endeavor. back, but I think I ended up getting more out of it than I gave.” “As The Church has recently asked the
Brizuela. I have traveled to numerous clinics in a dozen countries with half a
If you have participated in a humanitarian venture or know of a dental student, the chance to reach beyond myself was invaluable. Academy of LDS Dentists to ­develop a
They were informed that of the 100 health clinics in Cordoba only Serving my brothers and sisters gave me a foundation of service that dozen different sponsoring organizations. The people are invariably
others who have, we would like to get the contact information gracious and grateful for any help given. Frustratingly, there is usually resource, which would help members
70 had a dental operatory. They requested help to obtain dental will influence me for years to come”.
and a short description of the project to share with others. Also, little opportunity for comprehensive care but the hearts of all involved throughout the world improve
equipment for the other 30 clinics and a portable dental unit, if
there are many who are willing to serve and give but don’t know This and other clinics are possible because of Dr. Done expanding the are changed. I have never organized a trip and have never been very their dental health. This is a unique
possible. Dr. Zobell and Dr. Garzon met with dental equipment
where to go to participate. This list will provide a resource to both borders of AYUDA which began in 1967 as a humanitarian medical, den- successful in persuading others to go, but on occasion I have been opportunity to ­facilitate the recognition
manufacturers in Cordoba and obtained favorable pricing from
those looking to serve and those who need help with their proj- tal, educational organization in Guatemala. Its mission is to improve and the volunteer that provided the tipping point for someone else’s plan
Denimed, a family owned dental equipment manufacturer in of proper dental care. We need members
ect. Please send the information to: LDSDentists@gmail.com. sustain the health of to become reality. That is how I continue to this day. Joanne and I are
Cordoba. Ronaldo Walker presented the plan to the Church Area of our Academy to help with this project.
Thank you! people in underserved now serving a full-time dental mission at the Guatemala Dental Clinic
Offices and funds were released in October 2010. Paul and Joanne Fillmore with patient If  you have a public health background,
areas of the world, by in Guatemala City.
The project is intended to raise the profile of the Church even providing assistance are creative, comfortable with various
higher in Cordoba in conjunction with the construction of the through reatment, We would welcome any of you to come join us for a week or two and medias, and/or want to make a
Cordoba Argentina Temple. Plans for future projects include training and educa- you will see how fulfilling this volunteer dental service is. We all need real difference, please email
To learn about experiences at the
professional educational exchange via continuing education tion. Teams have trav- a brief escape from the cultural bubble we live in and the needed real- the Academy  leadership at
ity check such an experience provides. So take the plunge with your Guatemala Dental Clinic in Guatemala,
and also participation in outreach projects the Municipal Health eled to countries from LDSDentists@gmail.com.
Department currently provides. fellow Academy members. Make new friends. Have the experience of check out their blog at:
Belize to Cambodia to Thank you.
Russia treating 210,000 your life and then do it again! ­guatemaladentalclinic.blogspot.com
The donation ceremony can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=MDcN5Sz3SEA. patients.
2 3 4
humanitarian service in latin america Humanitarian service in latin america humanitarian service in latin america
Dental Equipment Donation to Cordoba, Smiles for Central America / Honduras NOTE:
Argentina We are grateful for the blessing of interacting with spiri- Testimonial from Paul’s Wife NOTE: Another experience with the
Student involve-
In November 2010, a 40- tual and professional giants while serving in the ranks of Academy member, Dr. Rich Call, from Guatemala Dental Clinic
By Dwayne Zobell ment in humanitarian By Joanne Fillmore
foot shipping container was AYUDA volunteers. And the countless children we have Colorado, organized a group of four
dental work gives The first week in January Frederick
sent and safely delivered been fortunate to meet have each taught us that we can Paul has been going on humanitarian den- (one DDS, one RDH, two assistants)
dentists a boost to G.S. Deal, who practices in Centeron,
to the Dental School in all serve one another with love. tal trips since he was in dental school. It and spent a week over Thanksgiving
continue doing it Arkansas, traveled to Guatemala to spend
Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This has always been an important part of his with Dr. Paul Fillmore in Guatemala.
throughout their To donate, please visit http://www.ayuda-inc.com or a week working in the Guatemala Dental
was the 8th such container enjoyment of dentistry. I began going with Dr. Call stated that Paul Fillmore
lives. email mailto:harrisdone@aol.com. Clinic. He states it was a pleasure to work
donated to Honduras since him when we only had two of our eight is doing a marvelous work with the with Ron and Judy Tobler and Paul and
the project began.  It was children left at home. My first trip with Guatemala Dental Clinic. The Academy
My experience as a student lead to a lifetime Joanne Fillmore who are serving as senior
filled with 15 tons of dona- him was to Peru and it was one of the most encourages any of you who are inter-
of humanitarian dental experiences health missionaries there. He writes:
tions, including 30 dental enjoyable “vacations” I had ever been on
By Paul Fillmore, full-time missionary with his wife Joanne, ested to share your skills at the clinic in
chairs, delivery units, x-rays, Students at usc give “AYUDA” to Those in Need simply because of the wonderful people I had the misconception that the climate
at the clinic Guatemala your time will be rewarded.
dental instruments and supplies, missionary clothing, humanitar- we traveled and worked with and the op- would be either tropical or semi-tropical.
By Cody Cirac, D.D.S., USC Class of 2010 Ayuda Inc. USC A special thanks goes to all of you who At 5,000 feet the climate in Guatemala
ian kits and supplies, and a large commercial air compressor for Co-director 2008-2009 portunity to combine travel and service. It
The value of the friendships formed, the cultural exchange and the have been to the clinic to help out.
the dental school. was so much more memorable than simply City is as close to ideal as possible. Also
goodwill generated, in my opinion, outweigh the procedures per-
On October 22, 2010, a major donation of dental equipment Every year, students from the University of Southern California going on a cruise or taking a sightseeing past experience with volunteer clinics
 Please join us in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 29–May 8, 2011. formed, although the recipients of that service might argue otherwise.
took place in Cordoba, Argentina. Ten dental chairs and delivery join with AYUDA to hold eleven mobile dental clinics in Southern trip to another country. We took two of our led me to believe that I would be working
We have served in Tegucigalpa a number of times before, and the There are many, many service groups, nearly all run as a small cadre
systems, along with 10 dry heat sterilizers, instrument setups California, as well as one or two international clinics in underserved children on a second trip to Peru and it was a wonderful experi- with marginal equipment. It was surprising to find state of the
local leaders are excited about our return. The group is planning of dedicated individuals—and all are in need in of volunteers.
for restorative and prophylaxis, burs and bur blocks, instrument areas of Central America. The clinic we are describing here is not un- ence for them. All the children of the dentists that went had an art dental units and hand pieces (some of the best I have ever
on concluding the brigada with a two-night trip to the island of
sterilization cassettes and assorted surgical instruments were do- usual. There will be eighty USC dental students, four volunteer den- While a Student at UCLA, I got my first taste of volunteer clinics when opportunity to work in the clinic. used).
Roatán.  Go to www.SmilesForCentralAmerica.com to learn more
nated to the Municipal Health Department in Cordoba courtesy of tists, all under the direction of USC instructor, Dr. Harris Done. Dr. Harris Done, came from USC to tell us about his program. He told
about the trip. Since then I have traveled to Moscow, Bolivia, and the Ukraine It was rewarding to work not just with the niña orphans at the
The South America South Area Presidency’s Office, and Deseret us of a mobile clinic for migrant farm workers in the San Juaquin valley,
The day’s agenda is reviewed for the middle school patients in the with him. Most of his trips have been to Spanish speaking coun- facility but also with local elders and sisters in the mission and
International. a denture clinic on the Apache Indian reservation, and my first foreign
Academy wants to learn of your service gymnasium. After medical histories, first stop is the screening sta- tries but in the last few years he has been to Siberia three times, futura missionaries preparing to serve.
projects clinic with AYUDA in Guatemala. After a few years, dedicated to be-
Representing the Church were Carlos Aguero, Public Affairs tion, a comprehensive examination with digital radiographs and the ginning a family and starting a practice, I began again with trips with St. Petersburg, Moscow, and the Ukraine. Ron and Judy make the trip interesting not only with great res-
Representative for Argentina and David Frol of the Church Welfare We appreciate the several thousand volunteers who have given patients are diagnosed and treatment begins. Next is the anesthesia AYUDA to Guatemala. As AYUDA expanded its reach, I went along  for taurants but also with visits to local sites of interest. I had such
We are now enjoying our experiences serving in the Guatemala
Office in Buenos Aires. so much of their time and means to make Smiles for Central station and rubber dams are placed. Restorative and palliative care is the ride. an enjoyable and rewarding experience serving the wonderful
Dental Clinic.
America a great success. received in one of ten portable operatories. After treatment and oral people of Central America. Please consider scheduling a trip to
Representing Deseret International was Ronaldo Walker who had For many years I traveled to the clinics alone to renew special friend-
We would like to learn of the humanitarian efforts of members hygiene instruction, the children leave with a goody bag. the clinic sometime this year. The needs are great and the bless-
done most of the legwork in obtaining the donation. ships in addition to giving service. Eventually, spouses began to be
of the Academy. While we are aware of some projects, we would The students speak of being unified in a common cause, “We serve ings are eternal.
The equipment will be installed in public health clinics that included and then older children. Everyone is given a role in the
like to find out as many as possible and share them on our web- our fellow man with the talents we have been blessed with, helping clinic and everyone is busy from start to finish. At the conclusion of
the Municipal Health Department has in place in Cordoba. In
site. The purpose is to let others, who may have interest in doing those who cannot help themselves”. At the end of the day these are my wife Joanne’s first clinic she understood why I went and said it
November, 2009, Ronaldo Walker along with Dr. Dwayne Zobell
and Dr. Anabel Garzon visited the directors of the Dental Health
something similar, either join with an existing group or learn the comments, “I learned so much,” “I was able to save two teeth for a was one of the best things she had ever done. Our children who have BREAKING NEWS
from their experiences how to successfully carry out a charitable boy who has never been to the dentist before”. “I came today to give accompanied us have likewise had their lives impacted.
Department in Cordoba, Dr. Nelson Rugani and Dr. Olga Edith
endeavor. back, but I think I ended up getting more out of it than I gave.” “As The Church has recently asked the
Brizuela. I have traveled to numerous clinics in a dozen countries with half a
If you have participated in a humanitarian venture or know of a dental student, the chance to reach beyond myself was invaluable. Academy of LDS Dentists to ­develop a
They were informed that of the 100 health clinics in Cordoba only Serving my brothers and sisters gave me a foundation of service that dozen different sponsoring organizations. The people are invariably
others who have, we would like to get the contact information gracious and grateful for any help given. Frustratingly, there is usually resource, which would help members
70 had a dental operatory. They requested help to obtain dental will influence me for years to come”.
and a short description of the project to share with others. Also, little opportunity for comprehensive care but the hearts of all involved throughout the world improve
equipment for the other 30 clinics and a portable dental unit, if
there are many who are willing to serve and give but don’t know This and other clinics are possible because of Dr. Done expanding the are changed. I have never organized a trip and have never been very their dental health. This is a unique
possible. Dr. Zobell and Dr. Garzon met with dental equipment
where to go to participate. This list will provide a resource to both borders of AYUDA which began in 1967 as a humanitarian medical, den- successful in persuading others to go, but on occasion I have been opportunity to ­facilitate the recognition
manufacturers in Cordoba and obtained favorable pricing from
those looking to serve and those who need help with their proj- tal, educational organization in Guatemala. Its mission is to improve and the volunteer that provided the tipping point for someone else’s plan
Denimed, a family owned dental equipment manufacturer in of proper dental care. We need members
ect. Please send the information to: LDSDentists@gmail.com. sustain the health of to become reality. That is how I continue to this day. Joanne and I are
Cordoba. Ronaldo Walker presented the plan to the Church Area of our Academy to help with this project.
Thank you! people in underserved now serving a full-time dental mission at the Guatemala Dental Clinic
Offices and funds were released in October 2010. Paul and Joanne Fillmore with patient If  you have a public health background,
areas of the world, by in Guatemala City.
The project is intended to raise the profile of the Church even providing assistance are creative, comfortable with various
higher in Cordoba in conjunction with the construction of the through reatment, We would welcome any of you to come join us for a week or two and medias, and/or want to make a
Cordoba Argentina Temple. Plans for future projects include training and educa- you will see how fulfilling this volunteer dental service is. We all need real difference, please email
To learn about experiences at the
professional educational exchange via continuing education tion. Teams have trav- a brief escape from the cultural bubble we live in and the needed real- the Academy  leadership at
ity check such an experience provides. So take the plunge with your Guatemala Dental Clinic in Guatemala,
and also participation in outreach projects the Municipal Health eled to countries from LDSDentists@gmail.com.
Department currently provides. fellow Academy members. Make new friends. Have the experience of check out their blog at:
Belize to Cambodia to Thank you.
Russia treating 210,000 your life and then do it again! ­guatemaladentalclinic.blogspot.com
The donation ceremony can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=MDcN5Sz3SEA. patients.
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Local Service Can Be Very Rewarding If you would like less commitment to organization and more hands PROVO, UTAH
Provo, Utah 84602 PERMIT NO. 49
By Albert “Al” Clark on delivery, volunteer with a local or national group that provides
care. In Utah County there is an organization called Community
The purpose in writing this article is three fold: Health Connect. They screen and find patients with real needs Address Service Requested
and connect them with doctors and dentists in the community. So
1. On behalf of the current Academy leadership we recognize the
many similar organizations exist that I can’t begin to list them. The
service that so many of you give.
Internet and local United Ways and dental societies can help you T H E A C A D E M Y O F L D S D E N T I S T S N E W S L E T T E R • W inter 2 0 1 1
2. To open a dialogue in this newsletter and encourage others of find them.
you to report on your favorite local service projects.
Most members of the Academy to whom I have spoken have found
3. Inform the few that have NOT discovered this secret—that you rich rewards of service in their own wards, stakes, and missions. President’s message
do not need a passport nor travel great distances to find the joy Bishops are a wonderful resource to know who really needs your As we begin a new year, and look back over the past, very often we pen-
of service. help. Any mission president’s wife would appreciate your help in sively consider, “What did I accomplish that will make a difference? As we
providing care to missionaries or organizing dentists throughout
Over 25 years ago I started on a great adventure. I volunteered to contemplate our answer, we might consider this counsel from American
be the dentist for a care center for mentally handicapped patients. the mission area to provide discounted or free care. I have to rec-
ognize dentists in Utah County that annually provide hundreds of
writer Leo Rosten: “The purpose of life is not just to be happy. . . It is to
Some of them are happy and cooperative and some are very hard be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to
to deal with. I have grown to appreciate the caretakers of these thousands of dollars at no cost to foreign missionaries that come
through the Provo MTC. have it make some difference that you lived.”
individuals. Many of these patients have become my good friends
even though a number have passed on and some have relocated to If you want to know the joy of service, try something. It can be in a These are not just lofty words – they are keys to living well. Put into ac-
other facilities. foreign land or close to home. “Out of small things proceedeth that tion, they build character, shape positive outlook, and bless the lives of
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take my daughter, a new which is great.” others as well as our own.
hygienist, with me to the facility to do annual cancer screenings Dr. David Hincks is our ‘chairman’ of Local Service Opportunities. In this issue, we are sharing various aspects of dental service. It is awesome to see the myriad
for the edentulous and completely uncooperative. As we walked We would love to hear what you are doing. Please contact him by
of ways dentists have chosen to share their skills with others to help improve the dental health
through the halls, at least 20 patients came up to me, calling me by writing to LDSDentists@gmail.com.
name, giving me hugs or wanting me to look at their teeth or see in underserved areas. As you read it or as you peruse the Service Section of our website, you
something special in their room. My daughter was touched by the “Share a Smile” started by serving needy may be inspired to join with your team, your dental friends, and maybe your family and go
tender relationships that many felt for me, their dentist. When we patients in Utah Valley help needy patients that are longing to have the service you can give.
get to the other side of the veil, I know those friendships will still Dr. Eric Vogel has done a lot of dental humanitarian service in for- As we make our plans for the future, may we choose to be useful, honorable, and

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exist. Since those special spirits will be close to the Lord, I trust eign countries. However, we will share, in his own words, similar
they will say to Him of me, “He didn’t accomplish much of what
compassion­ate. We will then find that our life has indeed mattered, that it has made some dif-
service that he and his staff have done locally, in the Provo area, for
he should have but show him mercy and grace. He was my friend.” ference that we have lived.
many years.
Personally, I have found joy in service in my own office and in a At the beginning of every year we encourage our members to renew their Academy mem-
“In addition to helping those abroad we felt a strong need to pro-
local clinic, ten-minutes away. berships so that our organization can continue to grow and remain a viable influence in our
vide for the poor in our own community. With that in mind, Share
There are opportunities all around us. If you like organization and a Smile was born. profession. As involved members of the Church, we often have assignments which sometimes
leadership, organize a project. Circle your calendar for the 34th Annual Conference conflict with the Academy schedule and thus we are not always able to attend the annual
“We decided to donate all of the proceeds of bleaching performed August 12th and 13th, 2011 AUGUST Visit our Website
Ralph Montgomery started Donated Dental Services, a unique and in our office to fund our humanitarian efforts. I donated the materi- conference.
nationally known project in Salt Lake City; and als and office space and the staff donated their time to take impres- Friday, August 12, 2011 1 2
3 4
2011 www.AcademyofLDSDentists.com/
We have noticed that many associate the annual conference registration with keeping their
• Jeff J. Brucia DDS—Esthetic Dentistry 7 8
5 6
Eric Vogel started Share a Smile in Provo to care for the dental sions, make trays and so forth. Our patients were very excited to 9 10 Visit the Academy’s updated Website membership dues current. Dues and conference are two separate items. Of course, current
• Lee H. Silverstein DDS MS—Periodontics 14 15 11 12
needs of the homeless. both get their teeth bleached and also help to fund our humanitar- • Ray R. Padilla DDS—Sports Medicine/Dentistry 16 17 13 for valuable resources:
21 22 18 19 Academy members are given reduced conference fees. Membership dues, whether or not you
ian efforts. The first year bleaching raised about $12,000 for Share 28 29
23 24 2 0
Their efforts have built clinics, and they are continually finding vol- a Smile.” In addition we decided to host a triathlon where all pro-
Saturday, August 13, 2011 30 31
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• Membership dues renewal attend a conference, are essential to enable us to fulfill the purposes of the Academy. When
unteer staffs and providing great care. Projects can be small. • Linda L. Miles CSP CMC—Practice Administration each member is current with his or her dues, we are able to accomplish so much more.
ceeds were donated. This raised about $6,500. With this money • Annual conference information &
• Michael A. Ignelzi Jr. DDS PhD—Pedodontics/Orthodontics
we were able to purchase three portable dental units, chairs and • Barry L. Musikant DMD—Endodontics registration
The first “Give Kids a Smile” in Utah County was three dentists in May you have great experiences as you participate with the Academy and as you share your
an office complex working in their own offices. needed supplies. Many of the supplies were donated by dental sup- • Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD—What’s new in 2011 • Classifieds ads: professional skills with others.
pliers, other local dentists and groups like CRA. We’ll see you there! • Buy/sell a practice
Two former Academy presidents, Bret Tobler and Mike Rockwell • Associate/partner opportunities With best wishes,
have “Dentist’s with a Heart” days where they provide free services At first it was just my office going but since then other dentists have We need your Email Address!
in their offices one day a year. gotten interested and now we always take another dentist along • News, recent and archived
Please go to the Web page and click on “Join” Newsletters 2011 Academy Council
every month.” then “Update Your Info”. The Academy will be
If you would like to learn organization skills, volunteer with your President: John A. Gerritsen
sending out monthly “News Blasts” by email • Humanitarian Service opportunities
local dental district, state dental society, or a group—like the containing a brief list of the most recent news Vice President: Evan Roundy
Academy. • Other valuable items John A. Gerritsen
and activities of the Academy. We want to Secretary/Treasurer: Laurence Palmer
include you in those mailings. The Academy Academy Of LDS Dentists President Past President: David Geddes
does not share any contact information with Founder: Gordon Christensen
others. Your feedback is welcomed!
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Local Service Can Be Very Rewarding If you would like less commitment to organization and more hands PROVO, UTAH
Provo, Utah 84602 PERMIT NO. 49
By Albert “Al” Clark on delivery, volunteer with a local or national group that provides
care. In Utah County there is an organization called Community
The purpose in writing this article is three fold: Health Connect. They screen and find patients with real needs Address Service Requested
and connect them with doctors and dentists in the community. So
1. On behalf of the current Academy leadership we recognize the
many similar organizations exist that I can’t begin to list them. The
service that so many of you give.
Internet and local United Ways and dental societies can help you T H E A C A D E M Y O F L D S D E N T I S T S N E W S L E T T E R • W inter 2 0 1 1
2. To open a dialogue in this newsletter and encourage others of find them.
you to report on your favorite local service projects.
Most members of the Academy to whom I have spoken have found
3. Inform the few that have NOT discovered this secret—that you rich rewards of service in their own wards, stakes, and missions. President’s message
do not need a passport nor travel great distances to find the joy Bishops are a wonderful resource to know who really needs your As we begin a new year, and look back over the past, very often we pen-
of service. help. Any mission president’s wife would appreciate your help in sively consider, “What did I accomplish that will make a difference? As we
providing care to missionaries or organizing dentists throughout
Over 25 years ago I started on a great adventure. I volunteered to contemplate our answer, we might consider this counsel from American
be the dentist for a care center for mentally handicapped patients. the mission area to provide discounted or free care. I have to rec-
ognize dentists in Utah County that annually provide hundreds of
writer Leo Rosten: “The purpose of life is not just to be happy. . . It is to
Some of them are happy and cooperative and some are very hard be useful, to be honorable. It is to be compassionate. It is to matter, to
to deal with. I have grown to appreciate the caretakers of these thousands of dollars at no cost to foreign missionaries that come
through the Provo MTC. have it make some difference that you lived.”
individuals. Many of these patients have become my good friends
even though a number have passed on and some have relocated to If you want to know the joy of service, try something. It can be in a These are not just lofty words – they are keys to living well. Put into ac-
other facilities. foreign land or close to home. “Out of small things proceedeth that tion, they build character, shape positive outlook, and bless the lives of
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take my daughter, a new which is great.” others as well as our own.
hygienist, with me to the facility to do annual cancer screenings Dr. David Hincks is our ‘chairman’ of Local Service Opportunities. In this issue, we are sharing various aspects of dental service. It is awesome to see the myriad
for the edentulous and completely uncooperative. As we walked We would love to hear what you are doing. Please contact him by
of ways dentists have chosen to share their skills with others to help improve the dental health
through the halls, at least 20 patients came up to me, calling me by writing to LDSDentists@gmail.com.
name, giving me hugs or wanting me to look at their teeth or see in underserved areas. As you read it or as you peruse the Service Section of our website, you
something special in their room. My daughter was touched by the “Share a Smile” started by serving needy may be inspired to join with your team, your dental friends, and maybe your family and go
tender relationships that many felt for me, their dentist. When we patients in Utah Valley help needy patients that are longing to have the service you can give.
get to the other side of the veil, I know those friendships will still Dr. Eric Vogel has done a lot of dental humanitarian service in for- As we make our plans for the future, may we choose to be useful, honorable, and

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exist. Since those special spirits will be close to the Lord, I trust eign countries. However, we will share, in his own words, similar
they will say to Him of me, “He didn’t accomplish much of what
compassion­ate. We will then find that our life has indeed mattered, that it has made some dif-
service that he and his staff have done locally, in the Provo area, for
he should have but show him mercy and grace. He was my friend.” ference that we have lived.
many years.
Personally, I have found joy in service in my own office and in a At the beginning of every year we encourage our members to renew their Academy mem-
“In addition to helping those abroad we felt a strong need to pro-
local clinic, ten-minutes away. berships so that our organization can continue to grow and remain a viable influence in our
vide for the poor in our own community. With that in mind, Share
There are opportunities all around us. If you like organization and a Smile was born. profession. As involved members of the Church, we often have assignments which sometimes
leadership, organize a project. Circle your calendar for the 34th Annual Conference conflict with the Academy schedule and thus we are not always able to attend the annual
“We decided to donate all of the proceeds of bleaching performed August 12th and 13th, 2011 AUGUST Visit our Website
Ralph Montgomery started Donated Dental Services, a unique and in our office to fund our humanitarian efforts. I donated the materi- conference.
nationally known project in Salt Lake City; and als and office space and the staff donated their time to take impres- Friday, August 12, 2011 1 2
3 4
2011 www.AcademyofLDSDentists.com/
We have noticed that many associate the annual conference registration with keeping their
• Jeff J. Brucia DDS—Esthetic Dentistry 7 8
5 6
Eric Vogel started Share a Smile in Provo to care for the dental sions, make trays and so forth. Our patients were very excited to 9 10 Visit the Academy’s updated Website membership dues current. Dues and conference are two separate items. Of course, current
• Lee H. Silverstein DDS MS—Periodontics 14 15 11 12
needs of the homeless. both get their teeth bleached and also help to fund our humanitar- • Ray R. Padilla DDS—Sports Medicine/Dentistry 16 17 13 for valuable resources:
21 22 18 19 Academy members are given reduced conference fees. Membership dues, whether or not you
ian efforts. The first year bleaching raised about $12,000 for Share 28 29
23 24 2 0
Their efforts have built clinics, and they are continually finding vol- a Smile.” In addition we decided to host a triathlon where all pro-
Saturday, August 13, 2011 30 31
25 26
27
• Membership dues renewal attend a conference, are essential to enable us to fulfill the purposes of the Academy. When
unteer staffs and providing great care. Projects can be small. • Linda L. Miles CSP CMC—Practice Administration each member is current with his or her dues, we are able to accomplish so much more.
ceeds were donated. This raised about $6,500. With this money • Annual conference information &
• Michael A. Ignelzi Jr. DDS PhD—Pedodontics/Orthodontics
we were able to purchase three portable dental units, chairs and • Barry L. Musikant DMD—Endodontics registration
The first “Give Kids a Smile” in Utah County was three dentists in May you have great experiences as you participate with the Academy and as you share your
an office complex working in their own offices. needed supplies. Many of the supplies were donated by dental sup- • Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD—What’s new in 2011 • Classifieds ads: professional skills with others.
pliers, other local dentists and groups like CRA. We’ll see you there! • Buy/sell a practice
Two former Academy presidents, Bret Tobler and Mike Rockwell • Associate/partner opportunities With best wishes,
have “Dentist’s with a Heart” days where they provide free services At first it was just my office going but since then other dentists have We need your Email Address!
in their offices one day a year. gotten interested and now we always take another dentist along • News, recent and archived
Please go to the Web page and click on “Join” Newsletters 2011 Academy Council
every month.” then “Update Your Info”. The Academy will be
If you would like to learn organization skills, volunteer with your President: John A. Gerritsen
sending out monthly “News Blasts” by email • Humanitarian Service opportunities
local dental district, state dental society, or a group—like the containing a brief list of the most recent news Vice President: Evan Roundy
Academy. • Other valuable items John A. Gerritsen
and activities of the Academy. We want to Secretary/Treasurer: Laurence Palmer
include you in those mailings. The Academy Academy Of LDS Dentists President Past President: David Geddes
does not share any contact information with Founder: Gordon Christensen
others. Your feedback is welcomed!
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