February 2002 Newsletter

President's Message || MCDS Board of Trustees / Committee Reports

Treasurer's Report Detail || NJDA State Board of Trustees Report


Proposed Budget for 2002

President's Message

Continuum of Care

Now that we are one month into the year 2002, the vision for the Middlesex County Dental Society becomes even clearer. On the heels of what was probably one of the best NJDA officer and staff component visitation meetings in a while, I am writing this message with renewed enthusiasm for the remainder of our fiscal year. First I must qualify why I just said the NJDA visitation was one of the best in a while. The attendance by our membership for this meeting was pleasantly overwhelming. We actually needed extra tables and chairs set up. We installed three of our members into Life Membership and at the other end of the spectrum a large majority of the attendance was from our new dentists who are the future of our society, association and profession. With the many changes that have recently taken place at NJDA it was comforting to have such an informative presentation by the NJDA staff and the NJDA officers. It was great to hear how equipped we are to deal with insurance companies and regulatory agencies and further, how we seem to be active in the reform of these "broken" systems for the betterment of our profession and the public. Also of particular note was the fact that our newsletter received recognition for the quality of the printing and the content. The fact that we print our own newsletter seems to be serving as a role model for other components; we are both proud and flattered. Concomitantly, a meeting with spouses and significant others was being held to illicit ideas for activities associated with the NJDA annual session in Atlantic City. This month is Childrens Dental Health Month giving the profession of dentistry national recognition. Please get involved with your communities to strengthen our role in health care. Please support the programs we have worked so hard to present dentistry as a proactive profession especially in the field of preven! tion for children. Our profession is one of caring. Caring for our patients. Caring for our collegues. Caring for the profession. Caring for humanity.
Dr. Peter L DeSciscio

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MCDS Board of Trustees Report

-January 8, 2002-

Attendance: Armento, Bloom, Brunsden, DeSciscio, Fahsbender, Glickman, Kline, Krantz, Lawson, Prabhu, Schambra, Villa, Weiner
Acceptance of Minutes-11/13/01-vote unanimous.
President’s Report-P. DeSciscio
• The General Meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2002, at The Pines, will be an opportunity to meet and hear from the NJDA Officers. You be able to ask questions and learn how to use the NJDA’s vast resources to get the most of your membership. In addition, a special presentation will be made to honor our MCDS New Life Members. Our guest speaker will be Patricia DeCoitis, Director of Administration and Assistant Counsel.
• The Executive Director of the State Board of Dentistry, Kevin Earl, would like to have the opportunity to address our general membership and we are looking into the best time to have him speak to us.
Program-S. Lawson
Staff Appreciation Night will be on May 21, 2002. The entertainment will be a combination of “A Night at the Track” and “Casino Night.” We are looking forward to a wonderful fun-filled evening.
NJDA Council Reports:
Annual Session-A. Ziemba
Plan ahead and save the date:
• Annual Session will be held June 12-14 in Atlantic City at the Taj Mahal.
• The fabulous Greaseband will perform at the President’s Dinner Dance on Thursday, June 13, 2002.
• Free wine and cheese reception will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, June 12th at 5:00PM
• Course and hotel discount packages will be available.
Children’s Dental Health-C.Brunsden
• NJDA at the Circus at the Continental Airlines Arena will be on Sunday, March 10, 2002. The floorshow will begin at 10:00 am and the circus will follow at 11:00 am. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the circus with other MCDS families. Contact Dora Cheek at 732-821-9400.
• Nurses Education Night will take place on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 7:00 pm at NJDA Headquarters on Route 1.
• The award ceremony for our countywide School Poster Contest will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at 7:00 pm at the East Brunswick High School.
• If you wish to participate in the Children’s Dental Health Programs, please contact Dr. Cavan Brunsden at 732-679-2323.
Peer Review-J. Fahsbender
The Peer Review Committee has certified six new members to review cases that are brought up for peer review.
MCDS Committee Reports:
Mentor-E. Glickman
The Mentor Programs for Spring 2002 that are also being presented are:
• Two Annual OSHA Seminars – Thursday, April 18, 2002 and June 20, 2002
• What Makes An Effective Leader – Thursday, April 11, 2002
• Using Feng Shui to enhance our Dental Practices – Thursday, May 9, 2002
More information about these seminars are in this MCDS Newsletter
Continuing Education-M. Schambra
The continuing education committee is actively working to set-up programs of interest for our members. A well-known lecturer has been approached about presenting a course in the spring of 2003. Look for more details in upcoming newsletters.
Old Business
Our Job Bank will be placing ads in local newspapers in order to find people who are interested in working in the dental field. An employer application was inserted into the January newsletter. If you are looking to fill a position in your office and need an application, you can download it from our website at www.MCDSofNJ.org or contact our executive secretary, Marlene at 732-238-1255.
New Business
A committee is being established to work on coordinating a Dinner Dance in the fall of 2002.
Good & Welfare
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Schambra and his wife have adopted a baby girl. We wish them endless joy and happiness as they enjoy the many rewards of parenthood.
Respectfully submitted
Mitch Weiner, DMD, Secretary

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Treasurer's Report

January 7, 2002

Dr. Ross Kline


(11/7/01) (1/7/02)
CHECKING 11,752.49 10,679.77
Money Market 51,270.03 51,480.16
TOTAL 63,022.52 62,159.93

Corp Spon - Newsletter 1040.00
Mentor Committee 500.00
Dues 174.5
Interest 22.64
Dinner Meetings 1,553.70
Lecture Fees 500.00
Name Badges 28.06 Newsletter Supplies 577.94
Taxes 15.00
Telephone 135.16
OVERALL TOTAL (1,072.72)

Interest 210.13
No Activity 0.00

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NJDA Board of Trustees Report

Components societies are not allowed to separately post minutes of the State Board of Trustees Report. You can find the reports at http://www.njda.org/member/board_minutes/index.html.

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Upcoming Mentor Courses
See the 2001-2002 Continuing Education page for details

Children’s Dental Health Month
“Smile for America”

NJDA at the Circus
Continental Airlines Arena
Sunday, March 10, 2002
10:00 am Floor Show 11:00 am Circus
Contact Dora Cheek at 732-821-9400

Nurses Education Night
NJDA Headquarters, Route 1
Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 7:00 pm

County-wide School Poster Contest
East Brunswick High School
Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 7:00 pm

If you wish to participate in the
Children’s Dental Health Program,
CAVAN BRUNSDEN, DMD at 732-679-2323

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Schambra and his wife Diane on the adoption of their daughter!

Registered Dental
Middlesex Community College is now offering the program for Registered Dental Assisting. They have to fill at least 11 spaces or they will cancel the course. Please contact MCC as soon as possible and sign up your dental assistants that want to become RDA assistants.
HLED 004-04 Clinical Expanded Functions For Dental Auxiliaries
Provides classroom instruction and clinical practice for the dental assistant who wishes to practice the expanded functions listed in the NJ Dental Auxiliaries Act. All the delegated functions will be covered such as rubber dams, matrices and wedges, sedative restoration, study model impressions, retraction cord, periodontal dressings and trial size orthodontic bands. Textbook optional, available at the College Bookstore. NOTE: Students registering for this course should be Certified [CDA] Dental Assistants or should be eligible to take the CDA exam by June 2002.
Instructors: K. Costano & H. Holbeck, Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm.
March 6, - May 1, 2002 [no class March 27] 8 sessions
Tuition [$200+general fee $33+laboratory fee $45] Total $278

Click HERE to get the registration form (file size is about 56K)

In Memorium
Dr. Julius Seeman
Dr. Seeman practiced orthodontics in Perth Amboy from 1948-85. He was a Past-President of MCDS.


MCDS is currently running an
advertisement in every Sunday Home News for our JOB BANK.
If you are a dentist/owner looking to fill a vacant position in your office or a dentist looking for an associateship, call:
MCDS at 732-238-1255
or click here to download a Job Bank request form.