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|A Message from the President|
I would like to begin by stating how honored I am to be serving as your President for this 2017-2018 year. I feel extremely blessed to be a part of our special profession and this distinguished organization. I love being a pediatric dentist and I truly believe I am doing what God has designed and planned for me to do. I am excited to have this opportunity to serve my colleagues in this capacity and am tremendously optimistic for the future of The College!
As board certified pediatric dentists, we have a lot in common…
The College of Diplomates of the ABPD exists to support that drive that lives in each of us to be the “best of the best”. As an active member of The College of Diplomates of the ABPD, you are a part of a 52-year history of boarded pediatric dentists. You are among a committed group of colleagues who have the same high standard of excellence and professionalism.
This past year, under the leadership of Past President Dr. Penelope Leggott, we went through a deliberate strategic planning process. As a result, the mission of this organization has been redefined and refocused. By offering exceptional educational experiences to our members, which include the latest and most relevant topics within our specialty, we hope to continue to offer unique CE opportunities to our members. These opportunities not only provide education, but also provide collegial environments where ideas on the practice of pediatric dentistry can be exchanged openly with your peers from across the country. I encourage every member to take advantage of these opportunities! Join us for a Study Club, listen in on a complimentary webinar and/or socialize with your fellow colleagues at our Annual Meeting & Symposium.
As President of your College, I am particularly interested in hearing from you- the membership. What do you love about The College? What can The College do to better meet your needs? How can we continue to inspire your lifelong commitment to excellence within our profession? Please feel free to contact me at any time.
You have a fantastic Board of Directors this year who are all working very hard to improve and increase the value of our membership. Each of our Board members, along with their contact information, is listed on our website for your convenience. We are an approachable, fun, and hardworking group that would be happy to address any questions or ideas you may have.
Our mission is clear and we are motivated! Please know that The College of Diplomates is here to help ‘support your lifelong commitment to excellence and optimal oral health care for children’.
Again, thank you so much for this opportunity to serve as your President. I am looking forward to a great year!
Anthea Drew Mazzawi, DMD