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members in the news Members benefit from GDA Spokesperson Training The GDA’s annual Spokesperson Training seminar was November 6. Communications expert Robin Wright led the event, and staged mock legislative testimony and media interview situations to create a realistic and challenging training event. Each dentist was videotaped as he or she spoke. The tapes were then played back to allow Ms. Wright and the other attendees to critique each dentist’s responses. Kudos to these attendees who learned not only how to effectively convey GDA talking points, but how to better communicate every day. On-Camera Participants Dr. Evis Babo Dr. Jack Bickford Dr. Bruce Camp Dr. Jay Harrington Dr. Marshall Mann Dr. Jason Oyler Dr. Kent Percy Dr. Kent Simmons Dr. Mike Vernon Dr. Becky Weinman Off-Camera Observers Dr. Don Benton Alliance President Elect Molly Bickford Dr. David Drew Dr. Nancy Gallagher Dr. Ed Green Dr. Lindsay Holliday Dr. Tom Jagor Dr. Ben Knaak Dr. Roy Lehrman Dr. Elizabeth Lewis Dr. Mike Loden Dr. Grant Loo Dr. Amanda Merritt Dr. Terry O’Shea Dr. Robin Reich Dr. Troy Schulman Dr. Richard Smith Dr. Jimmy Talbot Dr. Richard Weinman Dr. Carol Wolff

Central District hosts new dentist event Central District President Elect Kara Moore reports that the district hosted a successful new dentist event (for dentists in practice for 10 or fewer years) in October. “We want to encourage new dentists to become more involved in the district, and encourage interested members to seek leadership positions,” said Dr. Moore, a 2005 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. The event was held at the Fish and Pig on Lake Tobesofkee and was sponsored with many thanks from the district by Perry Dental.

Central District New Dentist Event Attendees: Dr. and Mrs. Vin Bhasin, Dr. Traci Long, Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Hargett, Dr. Margret and Mr. Corey Moore, Dr. Amber Lawson, Drs. Brad and Jennifer Roberson, Drs. Katie and Cameron Garvin, Dr. Amy Lee, Dr. Ched Smaha, Dr. Kara and Mr. Geoffrey Moore, and Casey Daniels, owner of event sponsor Perry Dental.

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