2023 – ACOLADE Newsletter
I attended the ACD National Meeting in Houston, Texas in October. Our Regent, Ned Nix, chaired our break-out session. Our Section was honored with the Model Section Award.
2022 – ACOLADE Newsletter
I received a notice from my local health system with the heading “be kind.” Scripps Health in San Diego County is concerned that patients “be kind, be patient, be understanding.”
2021 – ACOLADE Newsletter
Do masks keep us apart or allow us to be together? I never thought, in all my years of wearing masks as a dentist, that a mask made a political statement. I knew about anti-vaxxers, but I’d never heard of anti-maskers.
2020 – ACOLADE Newsletter
We want personalized medicine,
but pain patients are supposed to be
treated the same, with acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Dentists are discouraged from prescribing opiates.
2019 – ACOLADE Newsletter
The term “intergenerational equity” is common in policy advocates’ vocabulary. It is the idea of fairness between generations. To give an example, the dues of CDA Life Active Members was just
2018 – ACOLADE Newsletter
In my editorial last year, I was hoping that 2017 would usher in a year of “making dentistry great again.” It doesn’t seem that has happened, instead there is division and divisiveness, and we have
to be careful how to speak to our patients about current events.