Showing posts with label ABPD Names New Executive Director Replacing Arthur Nowak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ABPD Names New Executive Director Replacing Arthur Nowak. Show all posts

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Pediatric Dentistry’s Revolving Door

We hear a lot about the “revolving” door in Washington, but seldom does anyone talk about the revolving door within agencies and professional organizations.  The same organizations that write the rules, regulations, tests, and guidelines that effect each of us in a more personal way. The same organizations that states and lawmakers trust to protect the public from harm. Chances of corruption are 100% when there are no checks and balances.

Their Publications and Studies

Looking are various websites including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), you find publication after publication, study after study, dating as far back as the early 1990’s to the present.  Just about all of them are, rewritten and republished studies that are merely mashups of their own previous written articles and studies.

Here is just one of hundreds of examples :

Journal of Dental Education – Vol. 68, Number 1

General Dentists’ Perceptions of Educational and Treatment Issues Affecting Access to Care for Children with Special Needs. 
Written by:
Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS;
N. Sue Seale, DDS, MS;
Kelley Ruehs, DDS

Casamassimo PS. The great educational experiment: has
it worked?
Spec Care Dentist 1983;3:103-6.

Seale NS, Casamassimo PS. Access to dental care for
children: profiling the general practitioner who treats
young and low-income children.
J Am Dent Assoc

If you get to looking at all the professional opinions, publications, studies, and continuing education courses concerning pediatric dentistry, the same names are there over and over.

Friday, June 24, 2011

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Names New Executive Director

Dr. J. A. Dean is announced as the new Executive Director of the ABPD replacing Arthur J. Nowak, who currently is on the Advisory Board Member of Church Street Health Management.

Word is that upper management at Small Smiles Dental/Church Street Health Management is quite happy about this announcement, saying “…he’s from Indiana and we know him…”, referring to Dr. Dean. 

Evidently they are hoping to get Dr. Dean to do what he can to make things favorable for CSHM.  Hold you’re ground Dr. Dean.  Just be forewarned.