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Entries in WSDA News (64)

Thursday
Oct292009

Better than par: Dr. Jim Ribary focuses on the challenges ahead

Jim Ribary loves golf— digging in, analyzing the course, and improving his game by honing in on the nuances of the course. His path to becoming president of the WSDA Board of Directors has been similar — he’s served on committees and as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President and President-elect over the past eight years, developed an understanding of how the organization works from the ground up, met and befriended the players, and helped shape and define the course of the organization for his tenure and beyond. It didn’t always come naturally. “When I started out I was like a lot of members out there — I really preferred to stay in the background. I just wanted to understand the finances and serve on the Budget and Finance Committee. Now I have the confidence in myself and the issues, know where we want to position ourselves as an organization, and how to best deliver that message to our members. As president, I’m certainly not in the background anymore, but I think taking that time was instrumental.”

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Thursday
Oct292009

Meet your candidate: Dr. Mary Krempasky Smith for ADA President-elect 

Leadership is a role of responsibility. I have responsibly represented our membership, promoting the policies that are important to us, and facilitating change when needed. I do not back down from controversy. The issues currently facing the ADA are issues with which I am well acquainted...

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Monday
Jun292009

Ethics

This past year I was asked to be on the board of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Dentists. I almost said no, ... I accepted because the primary thrust of the ACD is ethics, and ethics is something, I believe, our profession must seriously and continuously work on...

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Monday
Jun292009

I thought Id seen it all

When one gets to a certain age and stage in life, one begins to assume that there are not very many more surprises out there. Sure we might have a surprisingly sunny day in Seattle or a surprise e-mail from an old friend, but Im talking about concept surprises. Boy was I really surprised recently...

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