MISSION OF THE FCOD...
To encourage pediatric dentists to complete and continue board certification in the specialty, reward excellence in the certification examinations, promote lifelong learning in pediatric dentistry and to support the College of Diplomates.
Message From The Chairman
I want to welcome all of you to this summer column of the Chairman and wish you a great summer. To introduce myself, I will share some salient facts. I have been a clinical pediatric dentist and educator for close to 40 years. Surprisingly, perhaps, I have yet to reach burnout, and it is mostly due to the excitement and dedication of our colleagues.
To borrow from Dr. Jonathon Lee our previous Chairman, who in a time of need stepped up to serve a two year term the Foundation is a Charitable non-profit 501(c)3 organization and thanks to your annual donations, the Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (FCOD) funds the Annual College of Diplomates Scientific Program and Awards. Contributions also support other College of Diplomates programs and activities during the year.
It is indeed an exciting time as most pediatric dentists are now board-certified and members of the College. Our goal for the Foundation is to work intimately with the College's leadership to improve its benefits to the members. There are endeavors ongoing to enhance the member's experience, and it will be my responsibility to inform you of the Foundation's contributions towards these initiatives, so stay tuned.
Jed M Best, DDS, MS, DABPD, FACD, FICD
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