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Volume 21

Issue 2

what's inside

Coming into the Light ..............4

An invisible dental practice is not a happy, thriving practice. Do's and don'ts of practice marketing.

Liquid Protection ......................5

There's more to saliva than spit.

Top Honors ..............................9

Nominees announced for NYSDA's top awards.

Laughing Her Way Through Dental School

Cartoonist and aspiring dentist finds antidote to stress in humor.

NYSDA Board is Asked to Support Collaborative Agreements

Council on Education sees agreements between dentists and dental hygienists as way to extend care to underserved populations.

THE NYSDA COUNCIL on Dental Education & Licensure and the NYSDA Task Force on Public Health Dentistry & Access will recommend to the NYSDA Board of Governors at its meeting in June that it support collaborative agreements between dentists and dental hygienists. Last fall, the Council on Education & Licensure brought the following resolution to the Board of Governors: 15-N-07: RESOLVED: That NYSDA initiate a legislative/regulatory action allowing dentists and their dental hygienists to enter into collaborative agreements which do not require general or personal supervision as such terms are currently defined, and be it further RESOLVED: That dentists must authorize and be fully responsible for all services or procedures performed by dental hygienists pursuant to such collaborative agreements. The Governors voted to refer the matter back to the Council on Education, as well as to the Council on Dental Practice. This was due in large part to the fact that the two councils disagreed on the issue, with the Council on Dental Practice equating collaborative agreements with the independent practice of dental hygiene. According to Madeline Ginzburg, chair of the Council on Dental Education & Licensure, "When we first looked into this issue, we spent a lot of time and effort studying the levels of supervision required by New York State law. We had officials from the State Education Department come to our meetings to talk about this. At the same time, we have been dealcontinued on page 10

Kevin J. Hanley, D.D.S., NYSDA News Editor

ental school can be a rough and tumble place. Stress runs high. I remember, as a dental student, trying to cope with the pressure of succeeding through long distance running. Others of my classmates zoned out, went to the movies, or hit the local bars on Saturday night. Erin Topley, a junior at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has a unique way of dealing with the stress and pressure of dental school. She resorts to humor, more specifically, the humor of cartoons. "I began drawing cartoons when I was in high school," Erin said. "It was a way for me to express myself using parody, satire and humor. The cartoons were published in our school newspaper. Everybody seemed to enjoy them." Erin's editorial cartoons were so well received back home in Fargo, ND, that she won both regional and national awards from the Northern Interscholastic Press Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. And when she was a senior in high school, she placed third in the Journalism Education Association's national competition, judged by The Washington Post.


UB dental student Erin Toppler draws on the humor she finds in her surroundings to get through the rough patches.


Erin put her cartooning on hold when she attended college, at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. "I went dormant in college," she said. The college was too big for me. Twenty-five thousand people are a pretty big audience. In high school, you're part of a tight-knit group, so your humor gets across more effectively." But college did lay the groundwork for her current cartooning. "In college, I learned more advanced graphics techniques," Erin said. "In high school, my cartoons were all pen and paper, and adhesive dot patterns. Now, I do the line art by hand and scan it into the computer, where I manipulate and color it using Photoshop." Each cartoon takes about 6 to 10 hours to complete. Erin says she finds it easy to come up with the ideas for the cartoons. It's the artwork that takes the time. "I actually have never taken a formal art class," she said. "That's why my characters are basically glorified stick figures, with bubble heads, google eyes and mitten hands. They're rudimentary, but they get the message across. I think it's actually my artistic trademark."

And her cartoons are much better received now that she's in dental school. Initially, she displayed her work in her operatory at the school, but had to remove them because of school regulations. That didn't stop her from finding other display areas around school. "I made friends with some of the administrators, who let me put up my artwork in their offices instead. Sometimes I feel like a 4-year-old putting artwork on the refrigerator, but people have been very receptive and encouraging and can't wait to see more."




Erin said she began doing the cartoons again as a way of dealing with things happening in her life. "I hadn't drawn much in the past five years, but I started again when my roommate suggested I do them as therapy for dental school," she said. "I find if I can get to the humor of a situation, I can better cope. After all, laughter is the best medicine."

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Laughing Her Way continued from page 1

EDITOR Kevin J. Hanley, D.D.S. MANAGING EDITOR Mary Grates Stoll ADVERTISING MANAGER Jeanne Deguire ART DIRECTORS Kathryn Sikule/Ed Stevens NYSDA OFFICERS Stephen B. Gold, D.D.S., President Michael R. Breault, D.D.S., President Elect Robert Doherty, D.D.S., Vice President Richard F. Andolina, D.D.S., Secretary-Treasurer Steven Gounardes, D.D.S., Immediate Past President Roy E. Lasky, Executive Director PRINTER Fort Orange Press, Albany The NYSDA News (ISSN 1531-684X) is published quarterly, in February, May, October and December, by the New York State Dental Association, Suite 602, 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211-2370. Subscription rates are $5 per year to members of the New York State Dental Association; $10 per year, or $2.50 per issue, for nonmembers. Periodicals postage paid at Albany, NY. Send address changes to NYSDA News, Suite 602, 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211-2370. Editorial and advertising offices are at Suite 602, 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211-2370. Telephone (518) 465-0044. Fax (518) 465-3219. E-mail [email protected] Web site

New Dentist Leader Sought

THE NEW YORK STATE Dental Association Council on the New Dentist is accepting nominations for its New Dentist Leadership Award. The award, given annually, recognizes a dentist less than 10 years out of dental school who is actively involved in organized dentistry and in the community. Candidates must be NYSDA members and must be nominated by their local dental society. Nominations are due to NYSDA by Oct. 1. Entries must include the following: Nominee's current curriculum vitae. Single-page essay documenting the nominee's leadership qualities, professional accomplishments and volunteer activities at all three levels (national, state, component) of organized dentistry, and community service involvement. Letter of recommendation from the president of the nominee's component dental society. The recipient of the award receives $500, a plaque of honor and is nominated for the ADA New Dentist Leadership Award. For more information, contact Sandra DiNoto at NYSDA, 800255-2100, [email protected]

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Erin and her family moved to Fargo, ND, when she was 12. She considers Fargo her home now. After graduating from high school, she found herself in Western New York, attending RIT in Rochester. While there, she played women's hockey on scholarship. Since RIT is a D-III school, the scholarship was for academics. At RIT, Erin did a "make your own major" program, since she changed majors so many times. "I started out in imaging science, which is the physics of optics, X-ray, and satellite technology," she said. "Then I switched to information technology/new media, Web and computer graphics. Finally, I took up premedical studies to complete my dental school requirements. I didn't really have a major, but I learned a lot about things that I have been able to use in dental school. I'm a self-proclaimed Jack-of-all trades but master of none." It was during her computer and Web graphics time that Erin learned how to translate her cartoon ideas to the computer. She is the Web master for her dental class and for the Buffalo Chapter of the American Student Dental Association. She has also been commissioned to do all sorts of artwork for organizations around school. She came up with the raffle ticket design for "Miles for Smiles," bumper stickers for the Alumni Association and BOCA (Buffalo Outreach to Central America), a program through which Buffalo dental students travel to Central and South America to provide dental care for the populations there. Her Smile Education Day design was printed on posters and t-shirts distributed to the entire school. She plans to spend the summer working with one of her professors to expand an online lab manual to include more graphics and a more user-friendly Web interface. "I came to dental school worried that I was ill-prepared, because I didn't have a biology or chemistry degree like everyone else," Erin said. "Now I see that being different is what really opened up doors. It's so rewarding to undertake these projects, because it's a way to use my artistic hobby for a purpose: to help a good cause."



Erin hopes to get her cartoons published in book form. Her goal is to have it ready for sale by November, in time for the Buffalo Niagara Dental Meeting. Her creative process is involved. "I get my inspiration from my classmates and events in my life. Any idea goes down in a notepad. Then I choose one idea that seems to be worthy of my time and effort. I start with a rough pencil sketch, then a more detailed pencil version. That gets traced onto a fresh piece of paper to be inked. The line art gets scanned into the computer and colored in Photoshop. It's a time-consuming process, and I'm sure there's an easier way of doing things, but, in the end, I'm proud of the final product." Doing these cartoons helps her keep the pressures of dental school in perspective, Erin said. "Dental school is so stressful and taxing on your mind, body and life in general. I find it therapeutic to be able to laugh. Instead of being aggravated at something, I try to make fun of it and smile." Her sister is a first-year dental student at UB. "My sister is very supportive. She helps me brainstorm cartoon ideas, and I'm inspired merely by watching her experiences as a freshman." Erin hopes to continue with her avocation of cartoonist. "So many dental cartoons are just superficially funny. I try to be funny on a deeper level. Some of my cartoons are about surviving dental school. Others are esoteric dental jokes. I also I try to incorporate risqué, off-color humor. I hope this true-to-life emotion helps make my cartoons more meaningful to dental students and anyone who has experienced dental school."




in Passage of Maine Anti-Smoking Ban

New law restricts smoking in vehicles with young passengers.

SMOKING WITH KIDS IN THE CAR will soon be illegal in Maine, thanks in large part to Jonathan Shenkin, pediatric dentist and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine alum, Class of 1996. Dr. Shenkin, who is vice president of the Maine Dental Society, crusaded for a statewide law protecting children under 16 by banning any smokers in the car. On April 10, Maine Governor John E. Baldacci signed Dr. Shenkin's dream into law. Maine now has one of the toughest restrictions in the nation against exposing minors to secondhand smoke in vehicles. Chronic exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a range of medical problems, including chronic asthma, bronchitis, ear infections and dental problems. The new law stipulates that any violation of the ban would be considered a primary offense, meaning a driver could be stopped by a police officer who witnessed someone smoking in the vehicle. For the first year, drivers in violation of the new state law would be issued a written warning. After that, there's a $50 fine. The law is expected to take effect in late summer. Dr. Shenkin, one of the primary architects of a Bangor city ordinance that served as a model for the statewide legislation, is credited with promoting the statewide ban. He worked with Rep. Patricia Blanchette, D-Bangor, who is also a member of the Bangor City Council, to draft a bill using the city ordinance as a model. Bangor's more stringent city ordinance, which protects children until they're 18, will not be affected by the new law. Dr. Shenkin said that he is confident the Bangor model, championed by his allies in Maine, will eventually be adopted by every state. At least seven states, including Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska, prohibit or sharply restrict smoking around foster children in homes, cars or both. In New York State, a statewide ban on smoking exists in the workplace, but there is no statewide law concerning smoking with children present in a car.

Gov. John Balducci signs automobile anti-smoking legislation into law. Among those looking on is Jonathan Shenkin, who helped win passage of the legislation. Dr. Shenkin is in foreground, at right, wearing yellow tie.



Making Your Practice Visible

Do's and Don'ts of Practice Marketing

Steven Rasner, D.M.D.

any dentists approach the idea of marketing their dental practice with hesitation, because in their own minds, marketing equals sales. Dentists often feel they don't need to, or shouldn't have to, market (or sell). However, what we're talking about here is a new definition of marketing: letting your community know that your practice exists and informing your neighbors about the various services you provide. The benefits of marketing can be experienced at all levels of the practice. Although many dentists find it easy to dismiss the notion of marketing for their practice, it's hard


to dismiss the idea of a happy, thriving practice. Over time, fickle patients and changing lives will affect patient flow; and new patients will be needed for even well-established practices. The best way to increase new patient flow is to make your practice visible to the community. Numerous opportunities to get in touch with your community are available, from patient "thank you" letters on your wall, to providing sports dentistry for the local high school teams. Here's a list of practical do's and don'ts for marketing your dental practice.


Do set goals. The goals you set need to be relevant to where your practice is and where you want it to be in terms of production and profitability. More than likely, you're not going to achieve your goals without increasing the number of new patients that come into the office, which requires marketing. So, set production goals that are tied back to new patient consultations and make a plan to reach those goals. Do make yourself visible. Marketing isn't about renting a billboard announcing you're here. It's about getting out there and being part of your community. Here are a few ideas. Sponsor a family roller-skate night for charity. For about $500 or less, you offer a couple of hours of roller-skating and a slice of pizza for your pediatric patients and their parents. Their cost for admission is canned food, toys for tots or a donation for the Salvation Army. Your pediatric patients may even bring another family along who may not know you exist. Offer scholarships to high school students with the most improved grade point average. Coordinate a dinner dance for mentally disabled kids. Become more than a dentist and a dental practice; become part of the community through on-going efforts. Do encourage professional referrals from all related specialists. Contact your local Lasik centers, plastic surgeons, cardiologists, and other GP's, endodontists and oral surgeons. Send a letter letting them know about you and your practice with 8inch-by-11-inch photos of your best before-and-after case studies. (Make sure you have appropriate patient permissions.) Do make your patient experience exceptional. A great marketing tool is wordof-mouth referrals. Giving your patients welcome gifts or end-of-treatment thank-you gifts are thoughtful ways to inspire your patients to give you referrals and to talk positively about their experience at your practice.

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"Salivation Army" Looks for Link Between Saliva and Good and Bad Bacteria in Mouth

Reprinted with permission from February 28 UB Reporter.

Kevin Fryling

AN ORAL BIOLOGIST working in a field that has dubbed itself the "salivation army," Stefan Ruhl says many of his colleagues prefer more glamorous research topics than his chosen area of investigation. But Dr. Ruhl, an assistant professor in the Department of Oral Biology at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, says surprisingly little is known about the biological mechanisms by which saliva plays a crucial role in oral health. "The mouth is the main entrance to the body's interior, and saliva plays a role not only in helping to process food, but also in protecting the inner surfaces of the mouth," says Dr. Ruhl, who joined the UB faculty last fall after nearly 10 years on the faculty at the University of Regensburg, Germany. "Every day we swallow about a liter of saliva," he adds, "so it must have some physiological function." Dr. Ruhl's specific interests center on the interaction in the mouth of saliva and oral microbes, or "microflora"--bacteria that can boost resistance to harmful pathogens, including those that cause such conditions as gastritis, a leading cause of stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer. "There are certain molecules in saliva that protect," he says. "And then there are others-- mostly proteins--that support the establishment of a good or beneficial microflora. This creates a milieu, or environment, that protects the host from the settlement of pathogens. If you hadn't the good bacteria, you would get fungal diseases and viral diseases much more, so saliva is important in modulating microbial colonization." But, he says there remains much to explore about the relationship between harmful bacteria and saliva. For instance, Dr. Ruhl points out that research he performed at the University of Regensburg found some but no clear connection between the presence of Helicobacter pylori--a bacteria that causes chronic gastritis, stomach ulcers and cancer--in the mouth versus the stomach of patients visiting a gastroenterology practice, illustrating just how unclear the connection between oral bacteria and more serious forms of infection remains in many patients. The problem is similar to the yet unexplained observation that some people can eat a lot of sweets and remain immune from the cavities that plague their more cautious counterparts, he says, noting that different patients simply seem more susceptible to certain bacteria than others. "There remain unexplored host factors," he adds, "and one of them could be saliva." Dr. Ruhl suspects the proteins in human saliva that act as receptor sites for specific bacteria--some beneficial, some harmful--are the key to the mystery. While in Germany, he participated in a project funded by the German Research Foundation and the German Society of Dental Oral and Craniomandibular Sciences to identify the myriad proteins found in human saliva, as well as to investigate the mechanics by which they repel or attract specific bacteria, including not only Helicobacter pylori, but also protective microflora such as oral viridans streptococci and actinomyces. "The basic idea behind all of this is to know which structures are responsible for adhesion of these bacteria," he says. "Looking into the future, (researchers) could maybe then design prevent colonization by bad bacteria--the pathogens--or enforce colonization by physiological microflora." Dr. Ruhl also has served as project leader on a $1.2million, multi-institute collaborative grant from the Medical Faculty of the University of Regensburg in which his team investigated the absorption of salivary proteins and adhesion of bacteria on various chemically modified surfaces. The ultimate goal of the project, he says, was to discover materials and chemical treatments to prolong the life of various biomaterials--such as crowns, bridges, fillings and dental or medical implants--by repelling the harmful bacteria that cause infections at the base of such devices. The recipient of degrees equivalent to a D.D.S. and Ph.D. in immunology from Georg-August University of Göttingen, Dr. Ruhl's first experience working in the United States came 20 years ago as a guest researcher with the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in Bethesda, MD. In 1989, he joined the Division of Cytokine Biology at the federal Food and Drug Administration as a visiting associate, and later returned to the NIDCR--also as a visiting associate--in the laboratory of microbial ecology.

Mr. Fryling is staff writer for the UB Reporter.



Newly Discovered Biological Clock Links Tooth Growth to Other Metabolic Processes

hy do rats live faster and die younger than humans? A newly discovered biological clock provides tantalizing clues. This clock, or biological rhythm, controls many metabolic functions and is based on the circadian rhythm, which is a roughly 24-hour cycle that is important in determining sleeping and feeding patterns, cell regeneration and other biological processes in mammals. The newly discovered rhythm, like the circadian rhythm, originates in the hypothalamus, a region of


the brain that functions as the main control center for the autonomic nervous system. But unlike the circadian rhythm, this clock varies from one organism to another, operating on shorter time intervals for small mammals, and longer ones for larger animals. For example, rats have a one-day interval, chimpanzees six and humans eight. Timothy Bromage, an adjunct professor of basic science and craniofacial biology and of biomaterials and biomimetics at the NYU College of Dentistry, discovered the rhythm while observing incremental growth lines in tooth enamel, which appear much like the annual rings on a tree. He also observed a related pattern of incremental growth in skeletal bone tissue--the first time such an incremental rhythm has ever been observed in bone. Reporting his findings in April, during the 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Bromage said, "The same biological rhythm that controls incremental tooth and bone growth also affects bone and body size and many metabolic processes, including heart and respiration rates. In fact, the rhythm affects an organism's overall pace of life and its life span. So, a rat that grows teeth and bone in one-eighth the time of a human also lives faster and dies younger." Humans have by far the most variation in these long-term incremental growth rhythms, with some humans clocking as few as 5 days, and others as many as 10. Correspondingly, humans have the most variability in body size among mammals. Future research will assess whether there is a link between slower growth rhythms and growth disorders. Since the autonomic nervous system controls human behavior, future research will also assess whether growth rhythms can be linked to variations in human behavior.

Cosmetic Dentistry Group Holds First Conference

THE NEWLY FORMED Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry will have its inaugural conference Friday, Oct. 17, at the Pearl River Hilton. The conference will run from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature a presentation on "Cosmetic-Occlusal Connection" by John Cranham of The Dawson Center. Admission, which includes a oneyear membership in the ESACD, is $295 until Aug. 1, and $375 after that date. For information, write to ESACD, 1540 Route 202, Suite 14, Pomona, NY, or call Barbara at (845) 364-0400.



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Brooklyn Author Offers Practical Advice For Hospital Dental Leaders and Staff

SO, YOU'VE JUST BEEN appointed dental director of your local hospital. Now, what do you do? You might want to start by picking up a copy of Arthur I. Hazlewood's new book "Handbook of Essential Information for Hospital Dental Leaders." Dr. Hazleton, who lives in Brooklyn, calls his book "an essential management tool for both current and aspiring dental leaders." Dr. Hazleton draws on his more than 30 years' experience as "a program reviewer and program developer, manager/administrator, teacher and chairman in the hospital arena" to come up with the practical advice he offers newcomers--both administrators and staff-- to hospital dental departments. He is currently listed as chairman emeritus at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx and a consultant in the field of hospital dentistry. But his past credentials include first dental director of New York City's Health and Hospital Corp.; president of the American Association of Hospital Dentists; and assistant commissioner of Health, Nassau County. "Handbook of Essential Information for Hospital Dental Leaders," by Arthur I. Hazlewood, D.D.S, M.P.H., was published by iUniverse in Lincoln, NE. According to its author, it should be viewed as a "primer which provides an overview of leadership responsibilities." Its purpose, he says, is "to provide the reader with fundamental information required to effectively lead a dental department in a hospital setting." But, he recommends it also for "anyone interested in the hospital as a location for training and delivery of dental services in the twenty-first century." Copies of the book are available from the publisher, iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Rd., Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68512;; (800) 288-4677.



Buffalo Researcher, Former ADA Trustee Nominated for Association's Top Awards

THE NYSDA COUNCIL on Awards has sent the nominations of Robert J. Genco, D.D.S., and G. Kirk Gleason, D.D.S., to the Board of Governors for its approval. Dr. Genco, noted for his groundbreaking research into periodontal diseases, has been nominated to receive the 2008 Jarvie-Burkhart Award, highest honor of the New York State Dental Association. Dr. Gleason, ADA Second District Trustee from 2002 to 2007, was selected to receive the Association's Distinguished Service Award for 2008. The nominations will be considered by the Board at its Semi-Annual Meeting in June in Port Jefferson. The Jarvie-Burkhart Award recognizes outstanding service rendered to mankind through dentistry. Dr. Genco is SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo in the Oral Biology Department at the School of Dental Medicine and in the Microbiology Department at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also serves as vice provost and director of UB's Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach. He received his D.D.S., cum laude, from the UB School of Dentistry in 1963. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in microbiology and immunology in 1967; and he completed residency training in periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania that same year. Dr. Genco is well known for his landmark research on the pathogenesis and management of periodontal diseases. His study of risk factors for periodontal disease has helped form what we know today about assessment and management of the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease. In the last two decades, Dr. Genco has been a leader as well in identifying the role periodontal disease plays in the development of arteriosclerotic disease, especially heart disease and stroke, and its effects on poor glycemic control and the increased risk for heart disease and kidney disease in patients with diabetes mellitus. Most recently, Dr. Genco has begun a series of studies on the effects of oral infections on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. The study underway now is assessing the effects of anti-infective therapy on mediators associated with infection and cardiovascular disease. In addition to winning the ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research, Dr. Genco was awarded the Norton M. Ross Award in 2003 for Excellence in Clinical Research, presented by the ADA, for his work into the relation between periodontal and cardiovascular diseases. The award also recognized his more than 40-year career studying immunological principles that affect clinical dentistry. Dr. Genco was also honored by the Ohio Dental Association, which presented him with its 2005 Callahan Medal of Excellence. And, just this April, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SUNY Research Foundation. Dr. Genco has published well over 300 scientific articles and books on periodontology, microbiology, diabetes and other periodontal-systemic associations. In 1988, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.


The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding service and commitment to the New York State Dental Association. Dr. Gleason, former NYSDA Secretary-Treasurer and Governor, now serves as executive director of the Fourth District Dental Society. He received his D.D.S. degree in 1970 from New York University. He has been a member of organized dentistry for more than 34 years and has made many contributions to the profession and to the public with equal assiduousness and enthusiasm. He was a member of the NYSDA Board of Governors from 1994 to 1999. He served as chair of the Association Finance, Budget and Audit Committee from continued on page 16

Robert J. Genco

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ing more and more with issues of access to care and the impact dental work force issues have on access." Among the council's findings then, and now, is that several states already allow some form of collaborative agreement between dentists and their dental hygienists. For instance: Pennsylvania allows dental hygienists who have at least 3,600 hours of clinical experience and who purchase liability insurance to practice as "public health dental hygiene practitioners." This special category of hygienists provides care in a variety of public health settings without the supervision or prior authorization of a dentist. In California, RDHAPs (registered dental hygienists in alternative practice) can provide preventive dental hygiene services to the homebound and patients in nursing homes, schools, residential care facilities and to the institutionalized without a dentist's supervision. RDHAPs receive additional education in the care of special needs populations, such as the developmentally disabled, physically and mentally handicapped, children and seniors. They also have special training in delivering care in nursing homes and assisted living settings. RDHAPs can additionally provide care in their own offices to patients in Health Professional Shortage Areas, as certified by the Office of Statewide Planning and Development. In Iowa, dental hygienists may provide services based on standing orders and a written agreement with a dentist in schools, Head Start settings, federally qualified health centers, public health vans, free clinics, community health centers and public health programs. Dental hygienists in Oregon who have obtained a limited access permit may initiate services for patients in a variety of qualified settings, such as extended care facilities, facilities for the mentally ill or disabled, correctional facilities, schools and pre-schools, and job training centers. An RDH must refer the patient annually to a licensed dentist for treatment. These hygienists must take 12 hours of CE every two years, in addition to the 24 hours required for all dental hygienists to renew their permits. They can provide all dental hygiene services except for those (e.g., local anesthesia, pit and fissure sealants, denture relines, temporary restorations, radiographs and nitrous oxide) that must be preauthorized by a dentist. "Each state," Dr. Ginzburg said, "that allows collaborative agreements requires that the dental hygienist receive specific continuing education and training beyond what a `non-collaborative agreement' hygienist must take. Each state also stipulates that the hygienist work in public health settings." As for the argument made by some dentists that collaborative agreements will lead to independent dental practice, Dr. Ginzburg pointed to the wording of the resolution: "Resolution 15-N-07 explicitly gives the dentist the authority to enter into such an agreement; and it maintains his or her authority as the head of the dental team. There is no requirement that a dentist enter into a collaborative agreement. Nor is there a requirement that all dental hygienists enter into such an agreement." Members of the Council on Education & Licensure voted unanimously to bring Resolution 15-N-07 back to the Board because they believe collaborative agreements will allow dental hygienists to provide vital services in a variety of settings, including the following: health care facilities, programs, or nonprofit organizations, such as hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, group homes serving the elderly, disabled or juveniles; state-operated facilities licensed by the Commission of Human Services of the Commission of Corrections; and federal, state or local health facilities, community clinics, tribal clinics, school authorities, Head Start programs or nonprofit organizations that serve individuals who are uninsured or who are health care public program recipients. "I think it's a win-win for everybody," Dr. Ginzburg said. "NYSDA has a proven track record of guiding legislation and regulation; moreover, NYSDA, throughout its history, has sought to increase the standards of care to better serve and protect the public. The collaborative agreement represents the latest in a very long line of such initiatives, and we should confidently support and embrace the concept, rather than base our actions on ungrounded fears of what might happen in 20 years."


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The NYSDA Task Force on Public Health Dentistry and Access, co-chaired by NYSDA President Stephen Gold and Executive Director Roy E. Lasky, met on April 9 in Albany.



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The Task Force was created by NYSDA out of concern that access to dental care services, especially for the rural and urban poor, is inadequate. Among the many items that were discussed at the April 9 meeting were personnel issues. Members of the task force concurred that, in light of the depth of unmet dental needs among New York State's underserved populations, organized dentistry must look at workforce models that have succeeded in other states. Especially in light of recently enacted legislation requiring all school districts to request a dental certificate from families of children who are entering school, the issue of adequately utilized manpower is significant. In its discussion, the task force also noted that restrictions on dental hygiene and hygienists' inability to practice via collaborative agreements impede the delivery of important preventive hygiene services to schools, community health care centers and other public health care settings. Therefore, in order to implement the new law and improve access generally, the task force voted to recommend to the NYSDA Board that the State Association amend New York State law to allow dental hygienists to provide preventive services to patients in schools, community health centers and other public health care settings via collaborative agreements with dentists. The task force's recommendation varies slightly from that of the Council on Education & Licensure, in that it specifically spells out the types of community health settings that it feels would benefit from such agreements. The members of the Task Force on Public Health Dentistry and Access are: Larry Bailey, associate medical director, attending dentist and director of the Department of Dentistry, Renaissance Health Care Network; Alicia Bauman, New York State Task Force on Special Needs Dentistry; Ann Breeswine, legislative director, Dental Hygienist Association of the State of New York; Vincent Filanova, New York State Task Force on Special Needs Dentistry; James Kennedy, program officer, Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York; Jayanth Kumar, Bureau of Dental Health, New York State Department of Health; Laura Leon, director, New York State Dental Foundation; Patricia Lewis, Department of Children's Dentistry, Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine; Fabiola Milord, dental director, Catholic Charities Health Systems, Inc.; Rita Molloy, president, New York State Association of School Nurses; Judy Overton, director of dental services, North Country Children's Clinic; Ron Salyk, vice president of dental affairs, Morris Heights Health Center; Buddhi Shrestha, director, New York State Oral Health Technical Assistance Center and chair, Rochester/New York State Oral Health Coalition, Rochester Primary Care Network.

Do offer patient financing. You can leverage a patient financing program like CareCredit to bring in new patients. It also increases recommended treatment acceptance because your current patients need No Interest monthly payment plans as well. Plus, CareCredit can help you attract new patients with its online doctor locator site, where patients go to find a practice that offers CareCredit in their neighborhood.


Don't be afraid of the Web. Using the Web and creating a Web site are great ways to attract new patients. New patients you get from the Web tend to be high quality, because if they're on the Web, it tells you they've done their research. Don't waste your money or energy. Results don't happen over night. If you're not going to make a reasonable investment in time and money, it's better not to do anything at all. If you don't have patience or persistence, don't pursue marketing.

Don't wait. A new dentist should consider marketing for his or her practice as he or she would consider electricity or office equipment as necessary parts of setting up shop. And for the established practice experiencing a period of non-growth, start now. It's much more difficult to fix a bad or declining situation than to be proactive. Marketing is so much more than advertising; it's almost everything the practice says and does that is shared with the community. In addition to traditional and non-traditional methods, marketing is making your practice a positive part of the community through involvement and networking. Too many patients out there don't know you exist. Be visible. Be creative. And be successful.

Dr. Rasner is a noted author, lecturer and successful dentist. Practicing since 1980, he has built a flourishing practice located in a low-income neighborhood. He often shares his philosophy and proven principles through his educational practice management program, "Realizing the Dream." He has authored two books, "The Protocol Book" and "The Art of Getting Paid," and his articles have been featured in prominent dental journals.



Capitol Members

THE NEW YORK STATE Dental Association salutes members of its Empire Dental Political Action Committee (EDPAC) Capitol Club. Each person listed here has made a voluntary contribution of $100 or more to the committee. They are: New York County: Lawrence Bailey, Thomas Behm, Steven Cho, Samuel Cohen, Randolph Diamond, Paul Ganjian, Steven Grossman, Carrie Giuliano, Mark Hochberg, Cheryl KantorGoldenberg, Krzysztof Koch, Lloyd Landa, Melvyn Leifert, Mordecai Liechtung, John Lhota, Carl Meese, Richard Pitz, Robert Raiber, Henry Ramsey, R. Chester Redhead, Teodoro Regus, Raj K. Singla, Adam Smith, John Young Second District: Abe Ancselovics, Yevgeny Avdeychik, Zvi Broitman, Mark DeBock, John Demas, Louis DeSantis, Anthony DiMango, Salvatoe Esposito, Michael Feinberg, Stephen Forlano, Vincent Frazzetto, Thomas Galligan, Jeffrey Goldstein, David Goodman, Curtis Goss, Steven Gounardes, Mark Herzog, Semyon Ingberman, Edward Jastremski, Howard Krigsman, Alfonse LaFemina, Bruce Lum, Lauro Medrano Saldana, Andrew Marks, Raj Mohan, Richard Oshrain, Philip Otterbeck, Deborah Pasquale, Daniel Perrone, Gary Rafal, Ronald Rao, Craig Ratner, Stuart Segelnick, Robert Seminara, James Spencer, Michael Steinberg, Jeffrey Tennenbaum, Gerard Villa, Henry Young Third District: Keith Aibel, Elizabeth Barra, Gary Berson, Nancy Cavotta, A. Thomas Decker, Alvin DeSiena, Edward Downes, Adam Edwards, Steven Essig, Stuart Fass, Thomas Finken, Geoffrey Gamache, Warren Geisler, Jeffrey Greene, Joseph Hart, Robert Hill II, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Randolph Katz, Stephen Langan, Jeffrey Leitner, Steven Morton, Lloyd Schwartz, Hilton Segal, Santhosh Thomas, Charles Tramontana, A. Michael Vinci Fourth District: David Balestrini, Dean Bartlett, Mark Bauman, Lisa Berls, Robert Berls, Kit Burkich, Brian Byrne, William Caldon, Robert Carpenter, Christina Cocozzo, Michael Comis, David Coppola, Donald Davison, Donald DeLuke, James DeLuke, Robert DeLuke, Traci Delwo-Roberto, Jerome DeSnyder, Gary DiSanto-Rose, Richard Dunham, Petra Enzien, John Fox, James Galati, G. Kirk Gleason, John Guarracino, Cara Hernas, Alfred Hollis, David Kaplan, Andrew Levine, Frederick Levine, Christian Mathiesen, James McDonnell, John McGill, Thomas Milko, Kent Molino, Joseph Potvin, Bart Rizzuto, Joseph Roberto, Mark Roschinsky, H. John Schutze, Jonathan Schutze, Gary Swalsky, Raymond Traver, Frederick Wetzel Fifth District: John Albert, William Billingham, Joseph Bonacci, Vincent Bonvino, Michael Botty , Timothy Brady, William Buckley, James Cavallaro, Edward DeCastro, Edward DeFuria, Michael Fallon Jr., Joseph Giovannone, Laura Gonzalez, Douglas Jones, Arwinder Judge, Gursimrat Judge, John Liang, P. Gard Lorey, Margaret Madonian, Peter Massi, Richard Mayne, Paul Michaelson, Stephen Passalacqua, Anthony Piana, James Putnam, Robert F. Schaefer, Bruce Seidberg, Sean Smith , Anton G. Sohrweide, Jeffrey Stannard, Robert Vitkus, James Vlassis, Robert Willis, Alan Yallowitz Sixth District: Bruce Aaronson, Ronald Bellohusen, Randolph Holly, Dr, Kristna Kapur, Robert T. Lalor, Ronald Laux, Luis Mauleon, Jr., Anthony Palombaro, Alfonso Perna, Francis Piliero, C. Michael Sostowski, H. Sonny Spera, Howard Warner, Jack Weber, William Westfall, Kevin Wicks Seventh District: Richard Andolina, Jeffery Arigo, Mariane Bafile, Daniel Barletta, Jeni Behrman, Joseph Behrman, Timothy Blieden, Susan Bracker, Robert J. Buhite, Robert Buhite, II, William Calnon, Paul Capacci, Theresa Casper-Klock, Suzanne Cassata, Jack Caton, Jerry Cellura, Wayne Chanler, Robert Ciccone, Thomas Clary, Jr., Peter Clement, Mark Coene, Anthony Colaruotolo, H. Bradley Davidson, Harpreet Deol, Jeffrey Dick, Gerard DiFusco, Robert Dolan, Marc B. Feldman, A. James Felli, Lawrence Giangreco, Terry Giangreco, Karyn Giese, Suresh Goel, Michael Grassi, John Guerrieri, John Gunselman, Kenneth Hale, Frederick Halik, Lynne Halik, Paul Hoffman, Manuel Hoyo, James Infantino, Michael Keating, David Kramer, Neal Levitt, Claudia Lambertucci-Hoyo, Jeremy Leichtner, Darren Mascia - $150, John Meyer, Eric Morono, Hubert Nerwin, Jr., William Olmsted, Josue Padilla, Thomas Paonessa, Robert Parker, III, Peter Pellittieri, Sam Pennise, Randy Raetz, David Reed, Raul Rodriguez, Mark Roman, Richard Romano - $150, Richard Rubin, Carl Santo, Craig C. Santo, Eric Santo, Ronald Scardetta, Robert Schubmehl, Gregory Schultz, Warren Shaddock, Jay Skolnick, James Spiecher, Michael Spoon, Sarah Smith, John Spoto, Steven Spoto, Thomas Stevens, Frederick Suter, Daniel Sweeney, Todd Thierer, Chales Thompson, Kenneth Tirone, Bernard Tofany, Tod Twichell, Dennis Vargas, Vincent Vella, John Vicaretti, Andrew Vorrasi, Sol Weinstein, Stephen Weinstein, Charles Whitmer, Robert Wylie, William Zugner Eighth District: Joseph Accardo, Frank Barnashuk, Mark Barone, William Bauer, Jeffrey Baumler, John Berner, John Bonghi, David Bonnevie, Joseph Breloff, Thomas Brink, Albert Cavallari, Russell Colosi, Roger Czarnecki - $200, Glen Donnarumma, Brendan Dowd, Mary Beth Dunn, Ralph Field, Jennifer Foley, Robert Gedeon Jr., Anthony Gugino Jr., Kevin Hanley, Robert J. Herzog, Theodore Jenkins, Norbert Koller, Yogini Kothari, Mark Mahaney, Salvatore Manente, Robert S. Marchese, Charles Marchetta, Orlando Marra, Bruce Martenson, Margaret O'Keefe-Pallone, Ravi Padmanabha, Frank Pallone, Todd Retell, Robert Rosenthal, Elizabeth SchisaD'Angelo, Peter Schreier, Eric Schroeder, Stanley Scott, Eugene Sibick, Mark Teach, Charles Travagliato, Roger Triftshauser $250, John Twist, Lawrence Volland - $250, Robert Warner, Lawrence Wolfgang, David Wright, Elizabeth Zastrow Ninth District: Cary Alevy, Alvin Aronoff, Michael Barbieri, Luis Blanco, Terry Blank, Mark Briskin, John F. Carpenter, John Constantine, Anthony Cuomo, Ellis Disick, Robert Doherty, Christopher Duffy, Russell Edman, Edward Feinberg, David Fields, Francis X. Foley, Howard Friedman, Michael Geremino, Jeffrey Gold , Joseph Goscilo, Malcolm Graham, Jeffrey Grant, Frank Graziano III, David Greene, Arthur Kaplan, Paul Kim, William Kirtland, Paul Klein, Leonard Kobren, David Kraushaar, Richard Kulwin, Alfred LaPorta, Kenneth Legunn, Thomas Littner, Armen Manasar, Vincent Marino, Thomas McGowan, Terence McGrath, John McIntyre, Michael Miller, Bhagwati Mistry, Quentin Murphy, Paul Patella, Charles Reilly, Jr., Neal Riesner, Richard Rifkin, Steven Ross, Henry Russo, Terry Sobler, Ashok Soni, Eugene Tedaldi, Peter Taub , Robert Tauber, Christopher Tota, David Weiss Nassau County: Daniel Aldieri, Leslie Batnick, Neil Berman, Martin Boorin, Joseph Brofsky, Henry Cuttler, Michael DeFilippis, James Dolin, Denise Emma, Lidia Epel, Jeffrey Giller, Evan Goldstein, Jodi Guttenberg, Keith Hasday, Joel Keschner, Bertram Kohn, Michael Moskowitz, Francis Murphy, Steven Novick, Frank Palmaccio, Aldo Perrino, Bradley Portenoy, Stuart Rubin, Eileen Schein, Michael Shreck, Robert Trager, Nicholas Tucci - $200 Queens County: Bijan Anvar, Neal Auerbach, Mr. William Bayer, Charlene Berkman, Joseph Caruso, Hon Chan, Sam Cosentino, Juan Carlos DeFex, Ashok Dogra, George Dourmas, Stephen Festa, Chad Gehani, Rekha Gehani, Barry Goldenberg, Warren Kaggen, Doron Kalman, Kaushik Khakhar, Prabha Krishnan, Anthony LaMastro, Armando Larraga, Grace, Larraga, Jay Ledner, Santa LoCascio, John Mathew, Mercedes Mota-Martinez, Josefa Rivas, Elaine Rogers, Ira Schwartz, Ronald Sherman, Sudhakar Shetty, Joseph Towbin, Beatriz Vallejo Suffolk County: Vishveshwar Batheja, Thomas Bonomo, Carolina Carreno-Calvet, Mark Cherches, Richard Domozych, Elizabeth Duane, Daniel Duggan, Alan Farber, David Forlano, Stephen Gold, Joseph Graskemper, John Guariglia, Michael Gulotta, Kevin Henner, Steven Hill , Franklyn Ianno, Edward Isaac, Guenter Jonke, John Lagner, Paul Leary,, Steven Levy, Lawrence Mailloux, Gary Manowitz, Maria Maranga, Anthony Maresca, D. Paul Markowitz, Alan Mazer, Brian McCurdy , Lee Montes, William O'Shaughnessy, William Peruso, Peter Pruden, Antonino Russo, Edward Russo, Martin Safran, Stephen Scotto-Lavino, Jeffrey Seiver, John Seylar, Duane Shank, Andrew Shemella, Michael L. Sherman, Kenneth Stoler, Harlan Taub, Richard Tesser, Ivan Vazquez, Nicholas Vittoria Bronx County: Richard Beatus, Stuart Chassen, Harold Edwards, Joel Friedman, Madeline Ginzburg, Amarilis Jacobo, Bartley Labiner, Susan Lunardi, Rajni Patel $150, Elliot Scher, Richard Weiss





WESTCHESTER COUNTY: Scarsdale locale. Dental Office for sale/rent. Rare Opportunity. Treatment Ready. Prime location; minutes to train station. Large, off-street parking lot. Dental-equipped 6-operatories with panoramic X-ray. Beautiful, large reception area. 1,700 sq. ft. Contact (212)249-7905. MARYLAND/WASHINGTON, DC/NORTHERN VIRGINIA: General and specialty practices for sale. No buyer's fees. Full financing arranged. Call for current listings. Polcari Associates, Ltd., (800) 544-1297; Dentist owned since 1985. CAMDEN, NY: Turn-key operation available in bucolic Central New York village. Beautiful office. Great opportunity for beginning professional or for use as satellite office for established group. Call Mad River Realty (315) 245-0000. HAMPTONS, LONG ISLAND: Dental practice for sale. Turnkey operation. Ideal start-up practice. Minimal investment. Opportunity not to be missed. Leave message on machine; or fax your info to (631) 980-3680. UPPER EASTSIDE: Looking for experienced general/prostho 2 days per week. Practice and/or real estate/co-op are also for sale. Please call for more information, (857) 231-1954; or e-mail inquiry to: [email protected] DUTCHESS COUNTY: Periodontal/Pediatric Dentistry practice for sale. 65 miles north of New York City. Building available for sale or lease. Excellent opportunity for new graduate. For more information, e-mail: [email protected] ALBANY: Beautiful, fee-for-service practice. Four operatories; excellent location; room for growth and expansion. Owner retiring and eager to sell. Opportunity of lifetime. Please call (518) 4826382, evenings. BRONX, NY: Multi-specialty office for sale; collecting 60k per month/720k annual gross. Asking $385. Also available: Co-op; three operatories with plumbed fourth- $250k. Total $635K for both practice and co-op. Digital X-rays and digital charts; computers in all operatories; off-site backup; Hippa compliant, etc. Great location; patients waiting. Contact Dr. Jacobson (800) 945-1535. MANHATTAN: 2-day practice. High fees, high quality. Good gross. Highly proficient Prosthodontist only. Please call (201) 923-1254. HUNTINGTON: Dental practice and landmark office for sale. Wonderful opportunity for experienced (2-3 years) perio/pros "total dentist." Three fully equipped operatories. Non-insurance based. Associateship available for one-year turnover. Please reply to NYSDJ Box # MY-201. HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND: 3-operatory office for rent. Available one or more days. Please call (516) 483-8383. UPSTATE: Rensselaer County. Great opportunity! Well established; 3+ operatories; 1,500 active patients. Revenue: $893K. Digital. Real estate available. The Snyder Group, (800)988-5674. DUTCHESS COUNTY: Dental practice sale­hot! Great location. 3+ ops; over 1,500 active patients. Revenue $587K. Strong net. Real estate available. The Snyder Group, (800) 988-5674. COLUMBIA COUNTY: Turn-key operation of well-established family practice for sale, including real estate purchase. Foothills of Berkshires, 2 miles from Massachusetts state line and ski area. Ideal opportunity for beginning professional, or satellite office for established group. Three treatment rooms with X-ray units, plus panorex. Room for expansion. Building once served as medical center with 2 physicians. Call (518) 325-4891 after 6 pm. JAMESTOWN/CHAUTAUQAUA COUNTY: Building with 3 full operatories. Office closed January '08. Networked; Eaglesoft; pan, instruments and supplies. Dentist shortage area; no ins. or advertising necessary. Building includes 2nd floor apartment, full basement, private parking lot. Call Dr. Robert Siegel (716) 9695663 or (716) 763-5725; [email protected] and vacuum. Just bring patients! Prefer full time but will consider per diem. Please call (718) 998-4747; or e-mail: [email protected] WOODMERE: Beautiful modern office offering 1-2 operatories for rent 7 days/week. Fully equipped with digital X-rays, cable television. Use of office materials/equipment, or bring your own. Call Beth to discuss, (516) 374-2883. GARDEN CITY: Fully equipped office for lease. Near parkways and mall. 1,200 square feet with thee A-dec operatories. Great location in large, one-story medical building with ample parking. Ideal situation for specialist starting out or satellite office. Please call (516) 222-1717; or e-mail: [email protected] MANHATTAN: One or two spacious operatories with beautiful views of city available for rent. Located on 55th Street and Avenue of the Americas. Front desk, Assistant and Hygienist available. All arrangements considered. Please contact our office, (212) 246-4420. LARCHMONT: Tired of Manhattan rent? Prime location in heart of the Village of Larchmont for dental specialist. 1,000-square-foot professional suite right next to train station. Bright, windowed space in medical/dental building. Private bathroom, AwDA bathroom and elevator. $25 sq/ft. No common charges. E-mail: [email protected] MIDTOWN: Specialty office available in Midtown. Great opportunity to rent from well-established periodontal practice in 5-operatory, state-of-the-art facility. FT/PT and evenings/weekends available. Please call (212) 753-4744. MANHATTAN: Grand Central area. One operatory for rent full time and second operatory available part time. Pan/Ceph available. Please call for more information, (212) 683-8288. MANHATTAN: Space available in modern, five-operatory office. East 50's townhouse. Call Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., (212) 7555411; Thurs., Sat., Sun., (212) 838-3461. MANHATTAN: Newly built, modern and fully equipped Madison Avenue office. 1-2 operatory(s) for rent full time or part time. Please call (212) 644-0004. MANHATTAN: Two spacious dental operatories for rent with large front desk space. Beautiful Grand Central building. Please call (212) 697-1094; or e-mail: [email protected] MANHATTAN: Elegant dental office space for rent beginning June 1, 2008. Prime location on West 57th between 5th and 6th Avenue. Two-three operatories; X-ray units in each. Fully equipped; Panorex; front desk space available; private office; onsite lab; fully functioning. Rent negotiable. To see space, please call (212) 750-8877; or e-mail: [email protected]


MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: 46th Street and Madison Avenue. Beautiful, newly built, large-windowed dental operatory(s) for rent. Pelton Crane equipment; ultra-suede massage chairs. Private office; doorman building; warm environment. Best location! Please call for more information, (212) 371-1999 am. MANHATTAN: Park Avenue & 60th Street. One or two dental operatories for rent in elegant, state-of-the-art Endodontic Practice. Excellent opportunity for Endodontist or Periodontist. Please e-mail: [email protected] NEW ROCHELLE: 1,200 square feet of space. Four operatories in medical building. Wired for computer network. Move-in condition. Willing to leave dental chairs, sterilizing equipment, cabinets for negotiable fee. Next to hospital. Ample parking. Please call (914) 980-9420. FOREST HILLS: Operatory for rent full time or part time in beautiful, luxury professional office. Best location in Forest Hills ­ 108th Street and Queens Boulevard. Accessible by bus, subway, LIRR. Building has its own parking lot. Call (718) 268-8989. BROOKLYN: Fully equipped dental office for rent in Midwood. 1,500 square feet. 3 operatories, business office, lab, waiting area and basement storage. I am relocating and office will be vacant. All equipment is new, including P&C chair, Gendex X-ray, compressor


STANDARD CLASSIFIED AD: $35 for the first 30 words or less, 75 cents each additional word. All prices are per ad, per issue. ASSOCIATESHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE: NYSDA members pay $25 for 3 consecutive issues -- please limit ad to 30 words or less. Nonmembers pay $35. ASSOCIATESHIP POSITIONS WANTED: Three consecutive issues, free of charge. Please limit ad to 30 words or less. NYSDJ BOX NUMBER: $10 per ad, per issue. The NYSDJ will assign a box number to your ad and will send all responses to you when they are received. NYSDA WEB SITE: For an additional $10 per insertion we will run your standard classified ad on our Web site. Associateship wanted ads will run on site for 3 consecutive months at no charge. Associateship available ads will run for 3 consecutive months for an additional $5 (members) and $10 (nonmembers). PAYMENT: Payment via check, money order, or credit card must accompany ad copy. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted. All ads must be submitted in writing. Send ad copy and payment to NYSDJ Classifieds, Suite 602, 20 Corporate Woods Blvd., Albany, NY 12211-2370. Please write out your ad as you would like it to appear in The Journal and attach it to this form. Complete this form and mail with payment to: NYSDJ Classifieds, Suite 602, 20 Corporate Woods Blvd., Albany, NY 12211-2370. Name Address Phone Total number of words: Web site inclusion? Box needed? Total amount enclosed $ Run my ad in the following issue(s): Jan March May Feb April June/July Enclosed is a check or money order Please charge my Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Name on card Card # Exp. Date

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HUNTINGTON: Dental office for rent. Three operatories; fully equipped; computerized and networked; newly redecorated. Please call for more information, (631) 351-6272. WESTCHESTER COUNTY/WHITE PLAINS: Modern office with 7 operatories. Will sublet to any specialty or general practitioner wishing to phase out. Separate waiting rooms. Please call (914) 761-8229. HUNTINGTON, NY: Dental office prepared to go! All mechanical connections in place. Ideal for general or specialist in prestigious professional building. Owner will assist. Please call (631) 549-4844.

GENERAL DENTISTS: Full or part time to work in long-term care facilities and community clinics throughout New York State. Flexible days and hours. Call (914) 738-1144, ext 29; fax (914) 738-6751; or see us on Web: HYGIENIST: Full time for progressive family practice located 20 minutes south of Albany. Excellent salary and benefits. Please call (518) 966-4538; or e-mail resume to: [email protected] MANHATTAN: Madison & 53rd. Retire with Confidence. Concerned about what will happen to your patients when you retire? Transfer them to us and rest assured, they'll be in good hands. We are well-established practice in state-of-the-art office. We treat our patients like family. You can transfer practice all at once or work part time as you gradually wind down. Either way, we take care of all your administrative matters. Financial arrangements are flexible to suit your needs. Please call (212) 697-1122. DENTIST-PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Dental group with five general offices in Orange and Sullivan counties seeks general dentist to join us on full-time basis. Opportunity to join great organization and practice implant and cosmetic dentistry. Qualified dentist can either begin as associate or partner. E-mail inquiries to: [email protected]; or fax to (845) 343-3802. UPPER EASTSIDE: Looking for experienced general/prostho two days per week. Practice and/or real estate/co-op are also for sale. Please call for more information, (857) 231-1954; or e-mail inquiry to: [email protected] ENDICOTT: Associateship/Partnership opportunity available. Due to retirement, excellent opportunity available to join well-established, fun group with two GPs, three hygienists and great staff. Please contact Karen Butler, (607) 754-3080; [email protected] DENTAL ASSOCIATE: Successful, general practice with emphasis on implant and cosmetic services has opening for motivated individual with exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills. This is career opportunity to join 100% FFS. For more info, go to; or call (845) 691-5600. UPSTATE: Orthodontist wanted in Albany/Saratoga area for new, state-of-the-art facility. New graduates ok; will train. Please contact Dr. Christopher, (518) 275-6066. Kool Smiles PC is hiring FT General Dentists in Springfield and Holyoke, MA! Offering excellent base salary, benefits, production, sign-on bonus and relocation. Specializing in Medicaid patients, ages 1-21. Great way to make a difference. Offices in 12 additional states. Contact: Renee Baron [email protected] (770) 916-7045


COMPLETE OPERATORY PACKAGE: Chair, light, X-ray, peri-pro, two sterilizers, two stools, designer matching cabinets with tops, sink and fixtures. Mobile unit with compressor, suction and handpiece delivery, hi-lo suction. Hand instruments and hi-lo handpieces - never used. All set up, plug and play. Attractive, contemporary. Value over $22k; sell all $16k. Please call for more info: (631) 673-0193.


We are happy to receive donations of dental equipment in good working order for clinics in Latin America. Donations are tax deductible; however, you must appraise equipment to establish value. Please contact Dr. Tom Potts, Latin American Solidarity Committee of the Western New York Peace Center, at (585) 268-5588.


GENERAL DENTISTS AND SPECIALISTS: Full- and part-time positions available in modern, well-established group practice in Rochester. Excellent earning potential in excess of $350,000. Q Dental takes away stress of management and lets you focus on dentistry in low-pressure environment. We take pride in giving our Doctors flexibility in scheduling and treatment philosophies. Please call for information on rewarding career opportunities. Contact Rosemary, (585) 317-1630; or e-mail: [email protected]


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TAXES: Your office, business or personal. Specialty dentists. Personable CPA. References. Call Stuart A. Sinclair, CPA, (516) 935-2086. Offices located at 1120 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY 11803. FINANCIAL PLANNING: I trust my wife with my teeth. She trusts me with her portfolio. Tired of the same old domestic equity suggestions? Alcott Capital Management, LLC, Specialists in Long Term Global Asset Allocation Strategies, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016. Phone: (212) 786-7411; e-mail: [email protected] TAX PROBLEM SOLVERS: Let us solve your ongoing tax problems. We are a network of former IRS agents, tax attorneys, and CPA's who are here to help you solve your IRS and state tax problems. Call Harvey at 800-55-SOLVE to arrange your free initial consultation.


HUNTINGTON, NY: Busy general practice seeks associate dentist. Monday, Friday, Saturday to start. High-tech laser practice in casual home setting. Much opportunity to grow. Fax resume to (631) 427-2295. CAPITAL DISTRICT: Quality dental practice seeking skilled general dentist to join our growing staff. Modern, state-of-the-art facility, located 20 min. south of Albany. Progressive family practice 3 doctors, 5 hygienists. Practice in picturesque environment; enjoy coming to work each day! New graduates welcome. Excellent compensation, benefits, retirement. Great opportunity for dedicated, motivated and caring individual. Call (518) 966-4538; or email resume: [email protected] UPSTATE NEW YORK: Seeking associate/partner/future buy out. Beautiful, two-college town; home of Soccer Hall of Fame and Baseball Hall of Fame. Well-established, $1M+ practice. Fast paced, state-of-the-art, newly remodeled, high-tech equipment, fully computerized. Exciting opportunity for dentist to work up to potential; great area to raise family. Experience preferred. Fax resume/CV to: (607) 433-1786; call (607) 432-5444. SOUTHAMPTON: Quality, FFS, modern office seeks conscientious associate; partnership potential. Molar endo proficient. Fulltime position offering percent commission with base salary and benefits. Minimum 3-5 years experience with GPR. Please fax (631) 283-0382. ALBANY: Seeking motivated doctor with excellent clinical/people skills, preferably GPR. Growing, state-of-the-art office emphasizing comprehensive, esthetic, sedation dentistry. Unlimited growth, exceptional team. Fax letter/CV to (518) 482-0606; or email: [email protected] EOE. QUEENS/NASSAU AREA: Temporary associate wanted for general practice located at Queens/Nassau border for three weeks in July. Position is full time or part time. Please call (718) 343-3300; or e-mail: [email protected]


MANHATTAN/QUEENS/LONG ISLAND: Experienced GP seeking to acquire FFS practice with minimal insurance located in Manhattan, Queens or Long Island for all cash deal. Full-time position leading to partnership, or buy out in near future also acceptable. Proficient in root canal therapy, implant placement and restoration as well as cosmetic dentistry. Excellent clinical and communication skills. Please call (516) 967-1800; or e-mail: [email protected] ROCKLAND/WESTCHESTER/ NYC: General dentist with 25 years experience looking to relocate. Seeking well-established practice for sale or associateship leading to partnership. Caring, personable, experienced. Please reply to Box # MY-101.



ROCKLAND COUNTY/BRONX: Full-time associate needed for multi-faceted general practice. Saturdays a must. 2+ years experience preferred. Please call for more information (845) 354-1655; or fax resume to (845) 354-8470. UPSTATE NEW YORK, SARATOGA AREA: Modern, fee-forservice, private multi-doctor practice with five offices seeking associate. Salary $195K, with much higher potential and buy-in possibility. Please fax confidential resume to (518) 584-8751. ENDICOTT: Associateship/Partnership opportunity available. Due to retirement, excellent opportunity available to join well-established, fun group with two GPs, three hygienists and great staff. Please contact Karen Butler (607) 754-3080; e-mail: [email protected] PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Dental group with five offices in Orange and Sullivan counties seeks full-time general dentist. Opportunity to join great organization and practice implant and cosmetic dentistry. Qualified dentist can begin as associate or partner. Inquiries to: [email protected] or fax (845) 343-3802. ROCHESTER: General Dentist. Busy Greece, NY, practice. Excellent compensation; immediate buy-in/buy-out opportunity. Fax resume to: (585) 225-1448; or e-mail: [email protected] LOWER WESTCHESTER: Part-time associate need for quality, progressive general practice. Future partnership opportunity. Location convenient to major highways and mass transit. Candidate must be hardworking, personable, experienced in most phases of general dentistry. Resume to: [email protected]; fax: (914) 946-5710; phone (914) 374-3640.

BROOKLYN: Boro Park. Part-time orthodontist and general dentist needed. Thriving practice, quality dentistry, very pleasant atmosphere. Please call (718) 435-3522; or fax resume to: (718) 438-1287. JAMESTOWN: Well-run, growing family practice; modern, state-of-theart building. 10 operatories; 7,000 square feet. CEREC, Velscopes, digital radiographs; computerized ops; 2 pan-orals, Diagnodent. Large new patient flow. Excellent opportunity for new dentist leading to buy-in. Visit; or call Mercer Transitions (800) 588-0098. WAPPINGERS FALLS: Well-established family practiced in professional building in prime location. Attractive facility with all the latest techniques, procedures and equipment. 8 operatories, 3,600 square feet, three doctors. Seeking associate for trial period, buy-in. Visit; or call Mercer Transitions (800) 588-0098. HARRIS, NY: Full- or part-time associate needed for office practicing all phases of quality dentistry, including orthodontics. Located two hours northwest of NYC, close to new Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Call (845) 794-4545; or fax resume to (845) 791-7925.

BABYLON: Endodontist: Seeking associate/buy-in. Office uses TDO software, Zeiss/Pro-Ergo scope. Please e-mail CV to: [email protected]; or call (631) 587-8493 for inquiries. MANHATTAN: Pediatric dentist wanted for Associateship in Manhattan. Please call (212) 254-3000; or fax (212) 254-6432. WEST NYACK & FLUSHING: Looking for associate for practice with offices in West Nyack and Flushing. Will also consider office sharing. Please call (845) 348-8725.


MANHATTAN: Looking for full-time associate position in Manhattan. Currently enrolled in GPR in Allentown, PA. UPENN dental graduate 2007. Very personable and able to build quick rapport with patients. Please contact (215) 779-0097. ORTHODONTIST: Looking for part-time position in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Northern Fairfield, CT or Rockland counties. Will consider other areas as well. Available immediately. CV upon request. E-mail: [email protected]

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Call For Entries

he NYSDA Hallmarks of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding local district programs in the following areas: Membership Enhancement: Outreach programs coordinated by component districts that recruit or help retain existing members. Education/Information: Courses and publications that enhance membership and encourage an exchange of information among members. Community Service: Programs that put a "public face" on dentistry by providing education and/or


services at schools, health fairs, libraries and other community locations. New Dentist Outreach: Initiatives that address the needs of dental students, residents and new dentists. All nominations must be typed and include commentary and supporting documents covering the following areas: Need for the program. How the program was implemented. Groups/individuals involved in the program. Budget results and how they were measured. How was the program innovative.

Obstacles faced. Recommendations for improvements.

NYSDA will award the district whose entry is selected for this honor with $1,000. Send entry to: NYSDA Hallmarks of Excellence, 20 Corporate Woods Blvd., Suite 602, Albany, NY 12211. Local districts must nominate their own programs. Entries must be postmarked by August 1. Please do not staple or bind entries.

Association's Top Awards

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1996 to 1999, before becoming NYSDA's Secretary-Treasurer in 2000. From there, he moved on to become the ADA Second District Trustee, a position he filled for four years. Dr. Gleason has also been involved with the New York State Dental Foundation, and currently serves as Foundation Treasurer. Dr. Gleason is a frequent spokesman for dentistry on television and radio, and has made live appearances on Capital District media. He has given many lectures and written several articles on practice management, preventive dentistry and disability pacts. He is a past president of the New York State Chapter of the American Society of Preventive Dentistry; past chairman of the Advisory Board for Dental Programs at Hudson Valley Community College; and co-founder of the Southern Adirondack Study Club. He developed hygiene scholarships for graduating high school students and put together the Toothkeeper Preventive Dentistry program, which involves over 1,000 elementary students each year in local schools. Many organizations have paid homage to Dr. Gleason for personal and professional achievements. He has received a Presidential Citation from the ADA. He has been honored by the American College of Dentists; the International College of Dentists; the Pierre Fauchard Academy; and the Fourth District Dental Society, which presented him with its highest honor, the Robert A. Smith Memorial Award. In 2005, Dr. Gleason was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. He received the Presidential Award from the Capital District YMCA; was named Community Citizen of the Year by UCAN, a community organization; was honored as Small Business Person of the Year by the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; served as grand marshall with his wife, Dale, at the Clifton Park Community Festival; and has earned an honorary life membership award from the New York State PTA.





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