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Cathy’s Corner Leadership President: Wallace Bellamy, DMD Immediate Past President: Viren Patel, DDS President Elect/Treasurer: Nancy Archibald, DDS Secretary: Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS Editor: Carl Hillendahl, DDS Executive Director: Cathy Levering


Dean Ahmad, DDS, MS Volki Felahy, DDS Greg Heise, DDS Bryan Judd, DDS Beverly Kodama, DDS Matt Korn, DDS Lisa Laptalo, DMD Peter Worth, DDS

Board of Directors

Adrian Carrington, DDS Terry Jones, DDS


CPR: Craig Alpha, DDS Ethics: Jag Heir, DMD, MD Nominating/Leadership Dev.: Viren Patel, DDS Peer Review: Brett Peterson, DDS CE Task Force: George Chen, DDS Forensics Advisory: Mark Porco, DDS Fluoridation Advisory: Kim Wallace, DDS / Rick Kennedy, DDS Strategic Planning Advisory: Nancy Archibald, DDS / Margaret Delmore, MD, DDS Budget & Finance Advisory: Nancy Archibald, DDS Bylaws Advisory: Viren Patel, DDS Legislative Advisory: Jenny Apekian, DDS Large Group Practice Task Force: Rob Berrin, DDS / Viren Patel, DDS 1T1B Task Force: Guy Acheson, DDS Pre Dental Clubs: Tania Nelson Chrystal, DDS Dental Benefits: Matt Korn, DDS Member Benefits / Services: Kristen Adams, DDS Member Events: Jennifer Drew, DDS, MSD GMC Denti-Cal Task Force: Warren McWilliams, DDS

Join the Fun…

By Cathy B. Levering

SDDS Executive Director

Fun times for SDDS members are coming! Last year the Membership Committee came up with the idea of doing an event at the Painted Cork (wine tasting and painting… always a good combination!). It’s happening this year on March 31st. Hope you will attend and join in the fun (see the insert in this issue of the Nugget).

Committees Standing Task Forces Advisory Committees

This year the Member Events Task Force, under the direction of chair Dr. Jennifer Drew, will offer ideas for other fun events. In addition to the listed events below, they would welcome some suggestions for fun things you’d like to do; and you can bring your friends and family!) • March 31 – Painted Cork event • May 6 – Golf Tournament (benefitting the Foundation) • June 16 – River Cats game Other ideas coming… • Fall Harvest Wine Bus Trip • And maybe even a few more fun events (Have an idea? Let us know.) MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS Thank you to the 381 members who answered the survey – that’s an amazing 24% response rate! WOW!!!!! (The norm in associations is 7-10%.) In the coming months we will report back to our membership the results of the survey. But, just as a teaser, it looks like the #1 MEMBER BENEFIT is… The Nugget. Thank you!

Foundation: Kevin Keating, DDS, MS Golf Tournament: Vic Hawkins, DDS / Dennis Peterson, DDS SacPAC: Matthew Campbell, Jr. DDS Smiles for Kids: Donald Rollofson, DMD

Special Events Other

Cathy Levering | Executive Director Justine Parker | Programs/Member Recruitment Beth Heneger | Membership/Peer Review Jessica Luther | Graphic Designer Rachel Sheets | Graphic Designer Lourdes Camberos | Admin. Assistant (Future Dentist)

SDDS Staff

The Nugget is an opinion and discussion magazine for SDDS membership. Opinions expressed by authors are their own, and not necessarily those of SDDS or The Nugget Editorial Board. SDDS reserves the right to edit all contributions for clarity and length, as well as reject any material submitted. The Nugget is published monthly (except bimonthly in June/July and Aug/Sept) by the SDDS, 2035 Hurley Way, Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 446-1211. Acceptance of advertising in The Nugget in no way constitutes approval or endorsement by Sacramento District Dental Society of products or services advertised. SDDS reserves the right to reject any advertisement. Postmaster: Send address changes to SDDS, 2035 Hurley Way, Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95825.

See you at the Midwinter Convention on Feb 18-19 – it’s gonna be “outta the park!”  Icons made by Freepik from

February 2016 Nugget  

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