January 2016 Meeting – Olivia Wann

Olivia Wann at January 2016 MDS Meeting

 

Our first Memphis Dental Society meeting of 2016 took place on Thursday, January 21st at the East Memphis Hilton. Olivia Wann presented on “OSHA Compliance & Infection Control.” She did an excellent job highlighting the latest updates to OSHA and some areas dentists typically neglect. Unfortunately, her scheduled presentation for the following day was canceled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Friday, March 11th at the Chickasaw Country Club.

Dr. Chuck Wood, a dentist from West Memphis, along with President Dr. Mitch Godat and Dr. Scott Edwards challenged MDS members to get involved in the upcoming Mid-South Mission of Mercy. The MidMOM will be Friday and Saturday February 26th and 27th at Bellevue Baptist in Cordova. Several MDS members have been instrumental in organizing the event over the past 18 months. Over 2,000 patients will receive free dental treatment at the first ever Mission of Mercy to take place in the state of Tennessee.

We were also fortunate to have several 4th year dental students in attendance. The MDS meeting is a great opportunity for these upcoming graduates to learn more about the value of organized dentistry.

Our next MDS meeting will be Thursday, February 21st, 2016 when Jason Smith from Pro-Tech will be presenting on “What Your IT Company Should Be Doing For You.”

Have a great week!

 

Drs. Hutton Bent Weiss and Kokoreva

Drs. Sam Hutton, Emalie Bent, Danny Weiss, and student doctor Natalija Kokoreva.

MDS January 2016 Meeting

The room at the East Memphis Hilton has been a great place for our monthly meeting.

Drs. Weston Glassell and Fagala with D4s

Drs. Neil Weston, Brenton Glassell, and Kyle Fagala welcomed some of the 4th year dental students who attended the January 2016 MDS meeting.

Drs. Maroda, Godat, and Wood

Dentists Dr. Steve Maroda, Dr. Mitch Godat, and Dr. Chuck Wood. Dr. Wood drove over from West Memphis to present on the Mid-South Mission of Mercy.

Drs. Dan Meadows and Fred Heros

Drs. Dan Meadows and Fred Heros enjoying their monthly opportunity to fellowship together.

November 2015 Meeting – Sandy Baird

Sandy Baird and Dr. Elizabeth Lee at MDS November 2015 Meeting

 

Thursday, November 19th, we had our monthly Memphis Dental Society meeting at the East Memphis Hilton. Sandy Baird gave a wonderful presentation on “How to Protect Your Office From Embezzlement.” We learned that most dentists get embezzled, many never find out, but that there are several things we can all do to protect ourselves.

Dr. Kevin Wells also presented the 2014-2015 Jack E. Wells Memorial Award for “Outstanding Young Dentist” to Dr. Neil Weston. Dr. Weston’s wife Susanna was there to celebrate the honor with him.

Our next MDS meeting will be Thursday, January 21st, 2016 when Olivia Wann will be presenting on OSHA.

We hope to see you then!

 

Dr. Neil Weston

Dr. Neil Weston received the 2014-2015 Jack E. Wells Memorial Award for “Outstanding Young Dentist.”

Drs. Chris Wilson and Kyle Fagala at the November 2015 MDS Meeting

Young dentist Dr. Chris Wilson and young orthodontist Dr. Kyle Fagala catching up before the meeting.

John Camp and Jeff Fowler with BancorpSouth Bank

John Camp and Jeff Fowler from BancorpSouth Bank were nice enough to help sponsor our meeting.

Drs. Todd Bell and Jimmy Albright

Dentist Dr. Todd Bell and Oral Surgeon Dr. Jimmy Albright.

October 2015 Meeting – Dr. Ed Zuckerberg

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We had another wonderful meeting Thursday, October 15th The Hilton Memphis!! 2015-16 MDS President Dr. Mitch Godat was able to bring the “Grandfather of Facebook” Ed Zuckerberg. Dr. Zuckerberg is the father of Mark Zuckerberg and he presented an informative presentation on “Social Media, Websites, and Facebook.” The food was great and the camaraderie was even better!

Our next MDS meeting will be Thursday, November 19th when Sandy Baird presents on “How to Protect Your Office From Embezzlement.”

We hope to see you then!

 

We had a wonderful turnout for the October meeting to hear Dr. Zuckerberg present!

Rita Cremerius and Dr. Ryan Dagen helped get everyone signed in. Rita handles administrative duties including making sure all CE credits are awarded.

Dr. Julia Prince and Dr. Mitch Godat.

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Dr. Zuckerberg and our new MDS photographer Dr. Larry Hsia

 

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What an honor it was to have Dr. Ed Zuckerberg speak to us on the topic of Facebook!!

MDS starts 2015-16 year with September meeting at New Location

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We had a wonderful meeting Thursday, September 17th at our new meeting location: The Hilton Memphis! 2015-16 MDS President Dr. Mitch Godat did a wonderful job in selecting Gary Kadi as our opening speaker. Gary is a motivational speaker and CEO of “Next Level Practice” who is committed to “altering America’s health by transforming the way the public relates to dentistry.” Everyone enjoyed Gary’s energetic and informative presentation. As always, MDS meetings are a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, learn more about dentistry, and to earn CE credits.

Our next MDS meeting will be Thursday, October 15th when Ed Zuckerberg (father of Mark Zuckerberg) presents on “Social Media, Websites, and Facebook.”

We hope to see you then!

 

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We had a wonderful turnout for the first MDS meeting at the Hilton Memphis.

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Dr. Mitch Godat, 2015-16 President of the Memphis Dental Society did a fantastic job in selecting Gary Kadi as our first speaker of the year. Gary is a nationally known speaker and CEO of “Next Level Practice.”

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Gary Kadi spoke on the topic of The Complete Health Practice. Essentially, dentists can have a significant positive impact on a patient’s complete health, not just their teeth.

MDS congratulates newly elected officers for 2015-2016

President- Dr. Mitch Godat

President-Elect- Dr. Dan Meadows

Vice President- Kyle Fagala

Secretary- Dr. Larry Higginbotham

Treasurer- Dr. Wes McCann

Constitution and Bylaws- Dr. Steve Zambrano

Dental Health- Dr. Kevin Utley

Dental Relief- Dr. Dory Sellers

Judicial Council-  Dr. Roger Craddock

TDA Delegates- Drs. Janet Black, Roger Craddock

Mitch Godat, Larry Higginbotham, Wes McCann

and Neil Weston

MDS host senior dental students at January 15 meeting at Chickasaw Country Club

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Happy Holidays from the Memphis Dental Society

Christmas at Chickasaw CC hosted by President, Elizabeth and Dwight Lee

Christmas at Chickasaw CC hosted by President, Elizabeth and Dwight Lee

Rita and Santa Claus

Rita and Santa Claus

Drs. Chuck Keltner and Dan Meadows in the Holiday Spirit

Drs. Chuck Keltner and Dan Meadows in the Holiday Spirit

Most colorful, Dr. Mitch Godat with Dwight Lee

Most colorful, Dr. Mitch Godat with Dwight Lee

Dr. Jon Stanford amazes the crowd with some Christmas magic

Dr. Jon Stanford amazes the crowd with some Christmas magic

The village people celebrate

The village people celebrate

Nurtrition and Oral Health discussed at November meeting

Check in with Rita Cremerius and Dr. Tori Sellars

Check in with Rita Cremerius and Dr. Tori Sellars

MDS welcomes sponsor Mr. Randy Grubbs to the November meeting

MDS welcomes sponsor Mr. Randy Grubbs to the November meeting

Dr. Donald Warren presents our topic for the evening

Dr. Donald Warren presents our topic for the evening

Dental Stem Cell authority, Dr. George Juang, presents at October meeting

Drs. Cooper Sandusky, Larry Hsai and Sonny Saloman listen attentively to Dr. Huang's presentation

Drs. Cooper Sandusky, Larry Hsai and Sonny Saloman listen attentively to Dr. Huang’s presentation

Drs. Franklin and Alex Garcia-Godoy  attend

Drs. Franklin and Alex Garcia-Godoy attend

David Cremerius and Dr. Fred Heros  test the wines offered

David Cremerius and Dr. Fred Heros test the wines offered

Dr. Carl Schulter asks  Dr. Brad Harris for some endo advise

Dr. Carl Schulter asks
Dr. Brad Harris for some endo advise

Memphis Dental Society starts 2014-15 year with September meeting

Mr. David Grigsby, MPT, MDT informs the members about ergonomics and simple exercises to reduce occupational injury

Mr. David Grigsby, MPT, MDT informs the members about ergonomics and simple exercises to reduce occupational injury

Drs. Lyle Muller and Dan Tylka discuss a difficult case

Drs. Lyle Muller and Dan Tylka discuss a difficult case

Drs. Adam Fitzhugh, Neil Weston, Kyle Faggala and Scott Weiskopf discuss plans for the upcoming year

Drs. Scott Weiskopf, Neil Weston, Kyle Fagala and Miles Moore discuss plans for the upcoming year

Dr. Tony Wicks welcomes guests student Dr. Allyn Johnson(left) and Dr. Mary Austin Mays Smith(right)

Dr. Tony Wicks welcomes guests student Dr. Allyn Johnson (left) and Dr. Mary Austin Mays Smith (right)