Dr. Weller Installed as SFDS President for 2014
Dr. Paul Weller was installed as the 145th SFDS President by Dr. Newton Gordon during this year’s Annual Meeting at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel, together with the SFDS Board of Directors for 2014. Recognized for their contributions to the SFDS and Organized Dentistry: Dr. William Gallagher was bestowed the Society’s “Award of Merit for Exemplary Service” for his many years of dedicated service to the Society and the profession with active participation and contributions to the success of the SFDS, the California Dental Association and American Dental Association; Dr. Wayne Del Carlo received “The U-Haul Award” for helping haul important supplies to the CDA House of Delegates; Dr. Kat Vo was recognized as the “Committee Person of the Year” for her many years of work with the Community Dental Health Committee.
Mary Sackett and Dr. Edwin Zinman provided a thought-provoking review of the “Legal Challenges in Dentistry” that included how to respond to legal inquiries, providing proper documentation, patient referrals, the importance of addressing patient concerns, the risks of texting patients and how to document, informed consent, informed refusal of patient treatment plans, standards of care issues, and other clinical tips that may help prevent legal actions. For more pictures, visit our facebook page.
ADA Launches Center for Professional Success
The ADA Center for Professional Success, an online resource launched in September, is a free, one-stop shop for ADA-member dentists who are seeking resources to help them succeed as dental practitioners and small business owners.
The O+ Festival is a three-day exhibition of art, music and medicine, November 15-17, 2013 at 548 Fillmore Street. Participants barter their contributions directly for medical, dental, or other wellness services from art-loving health care providers.
CDA files legal action challenging changes to provider contracts. On behalf of members, the California Dental Association — along with several individual dentist providers — has taken legal action against Delta Dental of California.
San Francisco Dental Society (SFDS) is the local arm of a tripartite organization, comprised of the American Dental Association (ADA) at the national level and the California Dental Association (CDA) at the state level. SFDS members enjoy benefits at all three levels.